Full Review

Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams
Black Lager

Category: Black Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.9%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
2017 Best Black Beer

Samuel Adams
Black Lager

Category: Black Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.9%
Brilliant brown black color. Aromas and flavors of dark roasted chestnuts and buttered dark toast with a slightly chewy, crisp, effervescent, dryish medium body and a tingling, compelling, long finish that exhibits notes of pumpernickel stuffing, chocolate orange peel, and kale finish. A delicious chewy black lager for fans of stouts.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: dark roasted chestnuts and buttered dark toast
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of pumpernickel stuffing, chocolate orange peel, and kale
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Shepherd’s Pie, Chicken Mole Enchiladas, Muenster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious chewy black lager for fans of stouts.

The Producer

The Boston Beer Co.

The Producer
30 Germania St.
Boston, MA 02130
USA
1 617-368-5000

Black Beer

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Serve in a Pilsner Glass
Black beers, or schwartzbiers, are dark brown to black in color and range in alcohol from 4-5%. These beers feature a bitter chocolate, roasted malt note and a rounded character. Hop accents are generally low. Black beers originated in eastern Germany, but are brewed in markets ranging from Japan to the US today. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Samuel Adams Black Lager, Guinness Black Lager and Rogue Chateau Rogue Dirtoir Black Lager.