Samuel Adams Black Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.04/5 rDev +8.9%
This beer was pretty good. I like that interesting twist of this dark beer. Very interesting flavor, not very easy to describe. Complex, yet smooth. It has the malty flavor you expect from a dark beer, but different from a porter or stout. I would definitely drink this brew again. It reminded me a lot of Xingu.
04-28-2014 16:35:42 | More by robruiz
3.76/5 rDev +1.3%
Grabbed a six pack for my wife because she enjoyed the Guinness black lager so much and I was sick of her drinking my beers! Pours very black with a light caramel hue. It goes down smooth, maybe not quite as smooth as the Guinness black, but there is a lot more flavor here than from Guinness. This is a very solid beer, drinks well and has a lot of flavor. Good brew for a quiet Monday night.
03-31-2014 01:08:05 | More by tmbgnicu
3.63/5 rDev -2.2%
12 oz. bottle, with best before May 2014 notched on the label. Another new beer to me from Samuel Adams, this one a schwarzbier, not a style I am too familiar with. Acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.
Poured into a clear balloon snifter.
A - Pours a dark cola brown, nearly opaque in the glass with some dark ruby showing near the edges. A finger and a half of khaki-tan head. Some okay scattered lacing throughout.
S - Smell is pretty light, but what's there is nice. Some roasty chocolate malt presence, subtle hints of char / smoke, some creaminess / soapiness, and perhaps just a bit of lightly earthy hop-derived fruitiness.
T - Taste follows the nose - roasted chocolate / caramel malt, some dry graininess, woodsy, smoke & char, and some underlying tart dark fruit (figs, dates, raisins, prunes).
M - Feel is crisp, smooth, creamy, and lightly roasty on the finish. Mild bitterness left on the palate. Medium-light bodied with good carbonation.
Overall, of the three schwarzbiers I have had so far, this has been the best of them. An accessible, approachable take on the style, that's for sure. One of the more impressive beers I have had lately from the Boston Beer Company. Well done, guys.
Samuel Adams Black Lager ---3.5/5
03-13-2014 02:57:03 | More by mfnmbvp
Samuel Adams Black Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 2,457 ratings.