Monday, June 22, 2009

Review: Samuel Adams Black Lager

Over the last few weeks I've been going through my fridge and finally been getting to try some beers I had been sitting on for a little bit. I got this one in a variety pack a couple months ago and after drinking it wished I had had it sooner. Once I cracked open the bottle and poured it into my Sam Adams glass it looked and acted just like I had thought it would. It poured black but not as thick as a stout. You could still get some slight glimpses of light through it. The head was a tan brown color that stayed a good two fingers high. The head lasted til the end leaving a good amount of lacing on the glass. It immediately gave off aromas of coffee, sweet malt and a very slight hops. The mouth feel is most what I wasn't expecting. It had more carbonation than I was expecting it to have. It had about the mouth feel of a watery stout with more carbonation. The tastes where just what you were expecting from the smell. A coffee taste with some chocolate and a very slight hoppiness to it. It finished very smooth with a slight hop finish that dissipates quickly leaving you wanting another sip. Overall a very enjoyable beer that I would probably suggest to someone who doesn't enjoy stout's because of them being too heavy. Stout Light.

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