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

Samuel Adams Black LagerSamuel Adams Black Lager
BA SCORE
55.3%
Liked This Beer
3.7 w/ 2,599 ratings
Samuel Adams Black LagerSamuel Adams Black Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TheJudge on 12-27-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,706
Reviews:
1,448
Ratings:
2,599
Liked:
1,437
Avg:
3.7/5
pDev:
12.97%
Alströms:
3.68
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
187
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 2,599 |  Reviews: 1,448
Photo of Brolo75
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours dark brown with a tan colored head, no retention or lacing.

A: Dark roasted malts, cocoa nibs, roasted coffee, roasted malts, touch of light char and smoke.

T: Dark notes up front, roasted malts, dark coffee, cocoa nibs, moderate amount of coffee like bitterness in the middle, finish has notes of toasted bread, lots going on, well done.

M: Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation, slightly dry finish.

O: Another solid beer from the Beers of Fall variety pack, hits lots of notes I like in a dark beer, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, slight nutty note, pretty drinkable.

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Photo of puck1225
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Rich dark brown with good head and lacing. The smell is slightly of dark toast and grass. This follows into the taste. Nicely malty.

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Photo of DanielEgusquiza
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottyB515
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcotom
4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a Craft Beer Club tasting glass. Deep blackish brown color, with a dark tan head. Lots of complexity in the aroma and flavor profiles: notes of caramel, dark bread, prunes, roasted espresso bean, pepper, and floral hops. Medium-to-heavy mouthfeel, with a nice hit of roasty bitterness up front and a pleasantly dry finish. This was a pleasant surprise. Will definitely keep this one on the radar.

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Photo of yaksurf
2.6/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of detgfrsh
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a finger of tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Medium feel with moderate carbonation. Rich, roasted malt and cocoa flavor. Finishes with a touch of bitterness and a hint of smoke. A very nice Schwarzbier.

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Photo of Tavo2311
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Donobot
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMike
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fusion7777
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HardyA
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of evostudios12
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of onlymurderers
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robebo44
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MisledTitan
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeffyboy65
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Branlott42
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gmartin75
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.36/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dear BBC- Please put this in a six or twelve pack format. It may not be a top seller, but it would please me to no end. It's the perfect sessionable dark ale!

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Photo of Beach-Cruiser
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of G_Shoe
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mbrando33
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Schwartbier is not my particular thing, so I don't have a lot of experience to compare it to. However, I will say I'm happy this beer was placed in this year's Sam Adams' Fall Pack, instead of the hideous campfire beer of last year. It's got a strong chocolate flavor with a hint of black licorice to go with it. It's rich and full of flavor.

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Photo of chicagoish
3.57/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

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Samuel Adams Black Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 55.3% out of 100 with 2,599 ratings
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