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

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BA SCORE
84
good

2,442 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 2,442
Reviews: 1,432
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 45
Gots: 60 | 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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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Maine

2/5  rDev -46.1%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Alaska

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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California

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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Jasoncolliver

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-22-2014 05:11:15 | More by Jasoncolliver
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jonny1138

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-21-2014 21:35:38 | More by jonny1138
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CoreyClark

New York

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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JJChrist

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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Alex-Alkis

Sweden

3/5  rDev -19.1%

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JordanHageman

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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mrjmann

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Thailand

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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New York

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 8/2014. Pours crystal clear deep brown color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, toast, dark bread, chocolate, roasted malt, raisin, plum, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and fruity yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, molasses, toast, dark bread, chocolate, roasted malt, raisin, plum, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, molasses, toast, dark bread, chocolate, roast, raisin, plum, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; with great robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and lightly chalky/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a damn nice schwarzbier! All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2014 03:40:51 | More by superspak
Samuel Adams Black Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 2,442 ratings.