Samuel Adams Black Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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2.55/5 rDev -31.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Hard to follow the rules on this one. My original notes were:
Dark black pour, smells like badly burnt toast. Too carbonated. Expected a lot, got nothing. Would not buy.
But I did try again.
Pours nice - very black, opaque, nice foamy head with decent retention. What hit me first again was burnt - overwhelming burnt notes. Taste was the same - I couldn't even call it smoky, really. Some malty flavor in there. Maybe a touch of chocolate and toffee. Seems a bit sour as well, especially as it warmed up. I am not seeing how this example matches with the definition of the style - I didn't find any hops character to it. Other than being light on the mouth feel and well-carbonated I don't see it fitting the overall style.
Serving type: bottle
11-27-2012 17:17:05 | More by LeRose
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