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/ 2,604 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:
#27,796
Reviews:
1,449
Ratings:
2,604
Liked:
1,439
Avg:
3.7/5
pDev:
12.97%
Alströms:
3.68
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
188
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,604 |  Reviews: 1,449
Photo of poisoneddwarf
4.42/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle. Pours opaque black, revealing a reddish hue only when held close to a light source. Taste is of sweet (at first) maltiness, leading to a slight bitter aftertaste. Nice and creamy. Delicious.

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Photo of alexsergio
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nihilistic
4.45/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aoyoc
3.17/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Squire123
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark reddish brown color with tan cap and lacing.

Aroma of dark roasted malt with toffeeish undertones. A dark bread malty richness with just a whif of hop coating.

Taste is rich dark malt with a sense of liquid toffee touched with a hint of licorice. These rich flavors on entry mellow out mid palate while hops play some light notes in the background. I was expecting some sweetness to show up and was pleasantly surprised when it didn't. Flavors fade in the aftertaste ending with a touch of cocoa bitterness.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

They managed to make this one rich while keeping it dry. Not a complex brew but well crafted.

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Photo of Laplander
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of poppollutesminds
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HoppyBeerisHappyBeer
4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good black lager. Another SA fav.

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Photo of Shanty76
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Zylod
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmmbeerNY
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brewfocker80
3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Plenty dark pour but lower viscosity, substantially in conformity with the style. Imparted more roast than hops in the aroma. Caramel came too.

Taste was sweeter than expected, the hops came through too. Plenty of toffee. Highly carbonated but par for style. Plenty of dry bitterness. Always happy to see these in a SA variety pack.

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Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarrettB
3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Sam Adam's Black Lager, is well, black. The color is self-explanatory, I think. Things get interesting with the aroma, where I get a heavy pepper scent, conjuring images of teriyaki jerky. But on second examination there's an even nicer, subtler and more complex touch of peat, adding a low, deep earthiness, thickening the aroma. The flavor is much maltier and simpler - more like your standard winter warmer. The aroma is where the interesting dimensions are, so linger here with your nose. The flavor, while fine, doesn't live up to the aroma's nuance.

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Photo of VABA
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PJCarnell
3.31/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Samuel Adams Black Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 55.3% out of 100 with 2,604 ratings
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