Samuel Adams Black Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.75/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Woo, Fall seasonal sampler pack from Sam Adams! Time to try these babies out, starting with this mutha. Poured into a beer mug.
A: Okay, so it's not completely black (more of a very dark red), but who pays attention to such semantics like that? Very large, fizzy head that mostly dissipates quickly, but still leaves good lacing on the glass.
S: Rather nondescript, really. A few roasted malts here, a bit of caramel there. The weakest part of this beer.
T: Much bolder than the nose, but not overly so. Roasted malts and caramel are the dominant flavors, with chocolate and hops making their presence known as well.
M: Strongly carbonated, much like a soda (perhaps a bit too intensely), but heavier on the tongue...nowhere near stout standards mind you, but this isn't like drinking a generic soda, that's for sure.
O: Well, if I didn't know any better, I'd say this is the beer equivalent of cola. That's actually a compliment, as it still tastes like a proper beer at the end of the day. I'd definitely have it again.
Serving type: bottle
10-20-2011 05:35:47 | More by ThisWangsChung
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