Longshot A Dark Night In Munich - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.65/5 rDev -1.1%
Best before 8/2012.
Pours a clear super dark brown with a 1/2 inch foamy dark khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and some bread dough. Taste is of toasted malt and some nice caramel flavors on the finish. There is a slight hop presence on the finish but brings no real bitterness. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the flavor doesn't match up to the dough aromas I am getting and was looking forward to tasting.
06-08-2012 06:08:48 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.65/5 rDev -1.1%
A - Two fingers worth of tightly packed lush creamy off-white colored whipped froth with a slightly rocky top... Super retention... The color is a warm inviting medium brown with a faint reddish hue... A moderate bit of sluggish to moderate paced micro-sized carbonation bubbles... A good bit of lacing clings to the glass...
S - Caramel... Some dark fruit notes... A layer of sweet dark breads... A touch of brown sugar... Toffee... A hint of nuttiness...
T - Nutty to start... Lots of bready malts... Toffee... Light brown sugar... A bit grainy...
M - Light to medium bodied... A bit thin... A bit sticky... Very lightly carbonated... Very pedestrian and rather uneventful...
D - A beautiful beer in terms of appearance and aroma that doesn't quite measure up on all other facets... An above average beer that I had no problem finishing and would never shy away from in the future, but not one that I would necessarily seek out nor recommend either... Kudos to Corey on his brew and this is far superior to any of my home brews to date...
06-04-2012 00:05:21 | More by philbe311
3.85/5 rDev +4.3%
Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a dark reddish amber with a nice, fine two finger light brown head with good retention and lacing. Looks good. Aroma of sweet caramel and biscuit malt and slight cola. Flavor is unusual, bready and slightly toasted malt, nuts, hint of fruit andmolasses, spicing. Fairly complex start and middle. Finish is a bit dry and astringent, perhaps from cloves or other spicing, no much hop flavor. Light to medium bodied, but active carbonation gives this a nice mouth feel. An interesting take on a dunkel lager.
06-02-2012 04:00:23 | More by LiquidAmber
3.9/5 rDev +5.7%
A- Dark reddish brown with creamy tan head. Little lacing. Beer is clear red when held to light.
S- Sweet, roasty malt. Light hop bitterness.
T- Roasted dark malts, sweet (perhaps a light molasses flavor), light bitterness.
M- Light to medium-bodied, dryness in finish.
O- Very good. Wish I'd made it ...
05-31-2012 19:35:42 | More by imasloth
3.88/5 rDev +5.1%
Best by 8/12
A- One inch fizzy head gives way to just a cap and collar. Deep, deep translucent burgundy color of body.
S- Caramel, cola notes. Some toffee.
T- More of the caramel goodness. Slighty roasty. Similar to an Irish Red I feel. This is a lager than you wouldn't mind if it warmed a bit to open up the on the tongue.
M- Thicker mouthfeel than you'd expect, even the carbonation is different than most Sam Adams beers (a tad lower).
D/O- This is something that you'd want to sit at a bar and drink all afternoon...plenty of flavor without a huge alcohol presence. Well done fellow homebrewer dude!
05-31-2012 02:24:28 | More by Duff27
4.13/5 rDev +11.9%
Ba Review #169
Served On: 05/27/2012
Glassware: Samuel Adams Perfect Pint
Labeled ABV: 5.9%
Date/ Code: 08/2012
This was from the 2011 winners of the Sam Adams Longshot Contest.
Look: Poured into the 'Perfect Pint' glass. Color was a deep rich copper with some ruby red tinges. The head was a nice even layer of eggshell foam. Head lacing was already forming. Carbonation bubbles were steady and plentiful. Impressive so far.
Smell: Biscuit notes with a bold lager character in the nose. Some spice in the background. Notes of wet grain and a slight sweetness as the class is pulled away.
Taste: Taste is extremely smooth and not as heavy as the appearance and aroma may suggest. First on the palate is a very deigned malty biscuit. The middle lended a nice dark fruit note of cherry or plum. Finish had some pleasant roasted notes a slight sourness that really helped to balance out the malty aftertaste.
I thought this was an awesome brew. It had a wonderful balance of flavor, drinkability and character that honestly could not get much better.
05-27-2012 18:59:36 | More by CraftBeerTastic
4.13/5 rDev +11.9%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Strangely enough, I think this one is actually a style tick for me. Strange, as I love German beers. It pours out a nice brown color with three fingers of head that quickly detain to a centimeter of head that retains well. The aroma is richly malty. Chocolate, caramel, nutty, roasty, it's all here. A nice maltiness. The taste isn't quite as rich as the nose suggests, but it's still rather good. It's malt dominated, coming on a bit weak at first, but finishing strong with caramel and roasted malts. There's a bit of chocolate and coffee flavors in there as well. A bit of yeastiness becomes apparent on the finish. The aftertaste isn't lingering at all. The mouthfeel is decently carbonated, and the drinkability is good. All in all, this is a tasty and drinkable lager. A good start to this year's Longshot package.
05-27-2012 06:19:49 | More by shand
4/5 rDev +8.4%
12oz bottle served into pint glass:
a: very dark brown, cola like color with a thick white head that settles into a thin lacing that doesn't really dissipate.
s: sweet malty aroma with notes of roasted malt. not much else to speak of.
t: nice malty flavor. notes of caramel, chocolate and light roasted malt notes. very subtle grassy hop flavor that balances everything nicely. alcohol is non-existent. great finish. very drinkable and similar to an authentic dunkel.
m: pretty thin mouthfeel, but munich dunkels should never be thick.
fantastic dunkel! well made and true to style. i'm always a sucker for a good lager....this is a style i'd love to see more of.
05-26-2012 02:14:41 | More by tzieser
3.93/5 rDev +6.5%
Malty aroma has an overtone that seems to be molasses in one whiff and caramel in the next. Pours a clear, dark, slightly ruddy brown with a thick, fluffy, beige head that sticks around and also leaves some generous lacing. Malty flavor has some roasted character, as well as nutty, caramel and earthy hints and just a touch of cloves. Firm-bodied texture has a decent amount of tingle. Corey Martin, you have a career in brewing in your future!
05-25-2012 01:34:42 | More by Cyberkedi
4.1/5 rDev +11.1%
A - Pours with one finger of off-white foam on a hazy, medium brown body. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves decent lace on the glass.
S - A deeply malty aroma of caramel, toffee, toasted nuts, and dark sugar.
T - Thick, brown malt up front with lots of toffee. More of the same malty thickness in the middle with caramel and some nutty notes. Finishes with more of the thick, dark malt as well as moderate bitterness a just a hint of herbal hop flavor.
M - A thick, almost syrupy body, moderate carbonation, and a somewhat sweet finish.
D - Very interesting, the malt character is really nice and unusually thick for the style. I would even go so far as to say that the malt character is excessive for the style with a thickness and intensity that could put it in the bock category. Still it is a flavorful and well made beer.
05-25-2012 01:30:48 | More by nickfl
4.1/5 rDev +11.1%
A: half finger head on a clear deep amber/mahogony brown body.
S: caramel malt with lots of toffee. Chocolate, some earthy hops and oak notes as well.
T: nice sweet caramel malts and toffee are the backbone of this one with a subtle chocolate and almost coffee like note sneaking in. Nice spiciness throughout.
M: medium body and moderate carbonation.
Overall: Very complex in both smell and flavor which is very drinkable.
05-25-2012 01:30:01 | More by kylehay2004
Longshot A Dark Night In Munich from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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