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RATINGS: 1831   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This traditional lager is medium in body with a deep roasted character. Its dark color and rich malty flavor come from specially roasted caramel and chocolate malts. This brew is lightly hopped with Noble Bavarian hops for a soft spiciness and a smooth clean finish. Cheers!

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jedimasternick (96) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2009
A great example of the possiblities of lagers other than being golden and boring. Think of this beer like a porter that you can see through. Rich malty flavor and a slight bitter alcohol finish.


3.6
tfontana (1014) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 19, 2017
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Hannaford. Appearance is dark brown/mahogany with nice sparkle, 1.5-finger width light brown head with fair retention and trace lacing. Aroma is roasted malts with chocolate. Taste is roasted malts, toffee, cocoa, earth. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with thick texture, soft-to-average carbonation and bittersweet roasted malt finish. Overall, pretty true to the description. Good.

3.5
Obfuscate (579) - Minneapolis, - AUG 13, 2017
Heavy and bitter for a lager. Sone anise in the taste. Plenty of malt. A decent beer.

2.9
frothysuds (14) - Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2017
Bottle. Nice dark color With medium foamy mostly lasting head. lager/bread aroma. Nice and bitter flavor. good palate

3.5
MetalMurphy (727) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2016
bottle @ supermarket (denmark) dark colour, medium body, average carbonated, coffee and dark chocolate taste

3.5
nybol (2249) - 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.

3.2
MGantzel (274) - 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.

2.7
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.

3.4
r464 (2362) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Dark, roasty malt with a bit of cocoa, char, and dark fruit. Fairly balanced overall.

3.5
GarrettB (1607) - 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.

3.9
BeerRenter76 (1019) - 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.


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