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

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3.74/5
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115 Ratings
Samuel Adams Coffee Black LagerSamuel Adams Coffee 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: Rotating

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Added by superspak on 09-29-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,673
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
115
pDev:
9.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
29
Trade:
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Ratings: 115 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of stakem
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of arizcards
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up as part of a seasonal 12-pack for $14.99 at TW Arrowhead in March. Best by May 2018.

Beer poured cola brown with a smallish tan head that has some decent hang time.

Nose is coffee forward with a light touch of cocoa.

Taste is coffee and cocoa over a light roasted malt body. Finish is a touch sweet but not cloyingly so.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and smooth but a tab bit thin.

Overall this is a really nice brew, glad i got to try it. Definitely enjoyable on another 106 degree day.

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Photo of DaveCash
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jdhilt
3.41/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a one-finger cream head that fades slowly leaving o good lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Coffee nose and flavor is roasted coffee. Dry finish. Part of a $9.99 6-pak, 12oz bottle from Shaw's Supermarket Concord, NH.

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Photo of FLima
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown color with red highlights and a beige thick head with good retention and leaving lots of laces.
Aroma with notes of chocolate, coffee, grains amd mild caramel.
Flavor with notes of roasted coffee beans, creamy and dark chocolate, cinnamon, cola and noble hops. Dry aftertaste with a low to medium bitterness.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Coffee addition was just enough to be able to clearly sense it, but still conserving the nature of a Schwarzbier.

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Photo of BeerInspector
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hman43
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours dark brown, fairly clear with a tan head. Head retention is low.

Smell: It has roasted and coffee aromas. There is a very faint whiff of smoke.

Taste: It has coffee flavors with some roast. There is a low herbal background quality to it.

Feel: It has a moderately light body with moderate carbonation.

Overall, it's a fairly straight forward and easy drinking beer.

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Photo of beergoot
3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Fine mahogany red body; head is decent, a bit fizzy yet sticky. Diluted coffee aroma. Good flavor, emphasizing a muted roasted grain base with a respectable coffee presence; a bit of vanilla sweetness; subtle bittnerss. Medium body; rather watery but not entirely flat; nice balance between dryness and sweetness at the finish.

A tasty dark lager yet rather so-so. A bit more mouthfeel, something to reduce the flatness would be nice.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taste: Rich coffee beans, dry roasted notes, some sweet, smooth finish. Same with the nose. Dark reddish brown hue., mostly clear, tan foamy head with nice lace. Medium body, Some coffee bitter character. 19 IBUs

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Photo of RBorsato
4.45/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a black color with a small brown head. The aroma is malt, coffe and cocoa. The taste is roasted malt and coffee.

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Photo of Z-man
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eldoctorador
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnnyEd
2.88/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Definitely Black. Good head, and smell. Very strong coffee taste, and finishes sweet - too sweet for me.

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Photo of Lampro
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice coffee brew. Notable coffee/roasted character, but not overpowering.

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Photo of Ionestar
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of secondtooth
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Deep, nearly black-ruby with a fair head of tan suds. A wee bit of lace.

Aroma: Coffee and sweet mocha or cocoa. Pleasing.

Taste: Roasty sweet coffee, certainly dominating the palate here. I liked this one.

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Photo of BlueTomorrow
2.64/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mothmanscott
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear deep Brown with Ruby hints when held to the light. The pour produces 2 fingers of tan, frothy, somewhat lasting head that leaves a wash of soapy lace. Aroma and flavor go hand in hand: Roast, earthy coffee, cocoa, lager yeast, burnt bread, herbal hops and smoke. Mouth has more sweetness than the nose reveals. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation, creamy but with an abrasive peppery prickle.

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Photo of Velivolus
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.73/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Samuel Adams Coffee Black Lager has a thick, beige head, a dark brown-red, bubbly appearance, and heavy glass lacing. Aroma is of creamy coffee, dark bread toast, and chocolate. Flavor is similar, with a touch of rounding bitterness and a bit of char. Mouthfeel is medium, and Coffee Black Lager finishes crisp and mellow.

RJT

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Fizzy tan head that lapses to a lumpy and patching covering. Dark cola pour has reddish highlights with an abundance of macro-carbonation bubbles clinging to the vessel walls.

S: Nice fresh coffee beans and a lingering earthy hop bitterness that was roasty fresh on the opening nose. Burnt caramel sweetness, toffee, with some rich sweet chocolate. Back notes of roasted nuttiness add a nice touch, cashews and peanuts of moderate strength and lasting appeal.

T: The flavor was rich coffee-caramel and chocolate base malts. An earthy hop bitterness and roasty flowery appeal adds a nice dark touch. Bittering coffee and flowery hops with a burnt nuttiness comes on the swallow. Soft peppery and woodsy notes and milky caramel rounds things out.

M: Snappy carbonation is very lively, and sharp on the mouthful. Medium body, slick texture, and a very nice lager crispness.

O: An hoppy coffee lager, smoothly brewed, delivers a snappy lager like bite and wonderful blend of flavors. Very drinkable with a nice twist. Sam Adams continues to produce nice drinkable craft beer for the masses that many ignore as mainstream, but are solid none the less and deserve respect regardless of size for their pioneering efforts and continued german style brewing.

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Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle Best Before July 2018
Dark brown/mahogany with good clarity and a 1/2" beige head. Falls to a cap quickly and retains there.
Roasted malts, dark fruits, coffee with cream sweetness in the aroma.
Mild coffee flavor, lightly roasty, brown bread. Bitterness seems to come from the roasted malts and not from any perceptible hops. Some baking spices apparent as it warms. It reminds me a little of Old Fezziwig.
Medium body, medium carbonation. An acidic twang middle to the finish. Slight astringency. Medium length finish.
A little too sweet in the finish for my taste.

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Photo of heerboth
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Samuel Adams Coffee Black Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 115 ratings