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Samuel Adams Black Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
84
good

2,473 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 2,473
Reviews: 1,432
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 51
Gots: 75 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheJudge on 12-27-2004)
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

grahamboudreaux, Dec 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Brianhigginskc, Aug 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

seplo, May 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Nofear048, Jul 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

kotzbauerm, Monday at 10:30 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

mpenske, Jan 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

OldTime, Feb 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

ajcormier, Oct 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

mcewesr, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of Samadamsfan2
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer produced mixed results for me, it looked and smelled great of chocolate and caramel, however, I tasted it and found that it lacked some flavor and ended being slightly thinner than expected. I'm not entirely let down though, and I would buy it though I hope that it could be improved.

Samadamsfan2, Apr 05, 2011
Photo of moochmonster
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

moochmonster, Jan 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

beerishappy, Jul 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

nrombes, Mar 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

emceecue, Aug 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

FINLANDski_1619, Dec 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

boudreaux, Feb 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Blaze5445, May 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

thestoutmaster, Jun 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

xnicknj, Jan 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Rich540, Apr 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Herky21, Mar 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

costanzo_mike, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of BMMillsy
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

This is mostly a rate from memory as I have not seen this one in a while. Pours a deep dark brown with slightly brownish off white head. Aroma is dark malty chocolate, some definite roast, with bite that makes it not super sweet. Flavor follows closely, with big roast and a bit of bittersweet chocolate. Interestingly, I didn't get much smoke from this, more roast to me. Rather rich mouthfeel for the ABV, and a pretty solid brew.

BMMillsy, Oct 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The black lager lived up to its name in color. I was expecting a very rich flavor, and while sweet, it was lacking depth. Still, the sweetness lingered in the end and was not all that bad. It just tasted a little too thin for such a dark beer. Then again, this was my first beer of the schwarz variety...

HoppyMcStout, Aug 06, 2008
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

felipeprates, May 29, 2013
Samuel Adams Black Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 2,473 ratings.