frothysuds (14) - Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2017 Fatehunter (2567) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Fairly dark, it is a schwarzbier afterall, but light still shines through. A slightly copper hue when it is held up to the light.
Hmm. A medicinal smell. Not pleasant or attractive.
I like the taste for it being a schwarzbier, but only because I usually do not like the sweet maltness of the German schwarzbiers that I have had. This does not have any sweetness to it, which I like.
The smell seemed to die off as I drank the glass so it was not as off-putting as the first few drinks were. The carbonation was annoying too. Still, I liked the taste.
Bottle. Nice dark color With medium foamy mostly lasting head. lager/bread aroma. Nice and bitter flavor. good palate MetalMurphy (717) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2016
bottle @ supermarket (denmark) dark colour, medium body, average carbonated, coffee and dark chocolate taste nybol (2201) - DENMARK - MAR 13, 2016
farve mørk chokolade med et lidt ringe skum - lugter af søde brændt malt, noget bitre sød chokolade, og silkeblød - smag af bitter sød chokolade, malt, mild bitterhed og antydning af espresso eftersmag af chokolade, malt og ristet, tja et eller andet. MGantzel (272) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2016
Denne lagerøl har et klart mørkt udseende med et medium hvidt skum. Øllen har en sød karamel aroma og smager af karamel og lakrids med noter af chokolade. Medium karbonering. Sirmixsomewhat (266) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Great for cooking when poured over ribs, okay for drinking when poured into your mouth. Unknown for use in pouring into a toilet to clean the pipes, though probably not great for that.
r464 (2360) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Dark, roasty malt with a bit of cocoa, char, and dark fruit. Fairly balanced overall. GarrettB (1600) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Sam Adam’s Black Lager, is well, black. The color is self-explanatory, I think. Things get interesting with the aroma, where I get a heavy pepper scent, conjuring images of teriyaki jerky. But on second examination there’s an even nicer, subtler and more complex touch of peat, adding a low, deep earthiness, thickening the aroma. The flavor is much maltier and simpler - more like your standard winter warmer. The aroma is where the interesting dimensions are, so linger here with your nose. The flavor, while fine, doesn’t live up to the aroma’s nuance. BeerRenter76 (1015) - Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Originally rated on 1/18/08. This is one of the better black lagers out there. It is a tiny bit spicey but sweet with hints of choclate and coffee.Has a nice finish to it. probably the best sam adams brew i have yet sampled. DerGantzel (437) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2015
Notes of caramel, chocolate, and licorice. Perfect appearance and foam for the style.
Delicious taste, creamy and not over carbonated. Well balanced sweetness and bitterness. PlinyDad1952 (112) - - JUL 14, 2015
LAGERS ARE HEVY TO DRINK AND EVEN HEAVYER THEN PLINY )ITS THE BEST) AND SPECHIAL OCCASHION BEERSAM ADAMS MAKES A GOOD LAGER. ITS LIKE COPORATE FACTORYS IN CHINA NOT RELLY. SOME FLAVERS OF FRUIT AND SPICE LIKE LAGERS. REMBER TO HAVE A EMPTY STOMACHE FOR THIS BIG BEERS.