Samuel Adams Black Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.75/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Purchased in the SA Harvest Collection sampler. Poured from bottle to an imperial pint. Best by January 2012 notched on label.
A: Cola colored, clear, with a dense cocoal head that leaves nice lacing and has nice retention.
S: Roasted coffee, grassy hops, and chocolate.
T: Roasted grains with a touch of caramel and chocolate. A flash of raspberry tartness before a grassy hops finish.
M: Light-bodied yet creamy with a tart finish. Decent hops bitterness and a bit of a sour aftertaste. Clean and crisp for a winter beer.
O: Very well-rounded representative of the style. Really kind of like a winterized light lager. The hops finish seems dumbed down just a bit to retain mass appeal, but a good brew nonetheless.
Serving type: bottle
10-06-2011 02:05:15 | More by tito42
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