Samuel Adams Black Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.83/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
12 oz bottle in a nonic pint glass
Beer poured just like the label says. Black. Coal black. Pancake thick head the faded to a very thin film. Left a small amount of lacing to mark it's passage.
Nose was sweet carmel with a slight coffee and burnt undertone.
Taste was sweet as well, with minor coffee notes and a distinctly burnt flavor to it. I don't know any other way to describe it. Just burnt. Very little hop presence.
Medium bodied with a very short finish.
This would be an excellent beer to give to someone relatively inexperienced with darker color beers, in that it's not going to overpower them as a stout might.
I'm not much of a fan of SA's Boston Lager, but I did like this beer quite a bit.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2005 15:27:12 | More by oracle
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