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Sam Adams Black Lager

February 12th, 2015 by Android | No Comments | Filed in Deflate-Gate, Patriots-Seahawks, Super Bowl XLIX, Uncategorized

DISB Rating- 87 – A bit smoky and heavy for a desert island, but definitely lighter in texture than Guiness (an “extra stout porter”), but stronger in flavor. Although a relatively smooth finish, the front end will keep your attention.

TMTB rating - 89 Schwarzbiers are somewhat less common these days than a few years ago. Yuengling Porter is a Schwarzbier really, but that is another story. The point is Sammy produced this thing many years ago and they keep it coming out. Saranac Uinta out of Utah have one too, but generally German dark beers get short shrift in the American craft brew market compared to British Isle Ale fermented dark beers like Porters and Stouts. For these reasons I would look for it if you are looking for something a bit different but not too over the top.

Style Rating – 92 – Sam makes a good Schwarzbier.

Sam Adams Black Lager – Schwarzbier – Aroma – sweet grass caramel and chocolate; Head – aggressive moderate retreat clumpy lines of lacing; Color – dark translucent brown with garnet red highlights; Flavor – Slight caramel sweetness with Dog Whistles of coffee and chocolate giving way to lingering smooth smokiness and mildly dry bitter back end; Body – medium; Carbonation – medium. Hey the boys are back at it

Android:
“One more point. The Pats competed in 6 of the 7 greatest Super Bowls of all time. Every one has come down to the last two minutes of the game. In beating Seattle, they also beat arguably the greatest defense since the 85 Bears who blew out that iteration of the Pats, just as Seattle blew out Denver the year before.”

Sammy Stocked:
“Blah Blah….Eli STILL owns Tommy Boy.”

Android:
“Yeah if he can ever get his team back into the playoffs maybe he has a chance. With the best receiver in the world he still missed the playoffs this year.”

Sammy Stocked:
“He just wanted to give the Pats a chance to win so he can beat the Super Bowl champs next year”

Sammy Stocked:
“Another thing Pats fan should kiss Pete Carroll s ass for throwing instead of running the ball with Lynch on the half yard line. . . What a tool!!”

Sammy Stocked:
“It may go down as one of the all-time blown play calls in history!”

Android:
“Throwing on second down was the correct call with the Pats having stuffed Lynch on a third and one earlier in the game to force a field goal. Besides Lynch was 1 for 5 this season on touchdown attempts at one yard or less. Throw in one time out and less than 30 seconds on the clock, a failed run on second down means no fourth down opportunity if you come up short on third down. Maybe he should have thrown a fade rather than a slant in the middle of the field and heavy traffic but a pass play was the right call.”

Sammy Stocked:
“Actually Belichick should blow Carroll in Macy’s window”

Android:
“Maybe but that play was even less of a bad call than I originally thought. Although throwing over the middle risks batting and an interception it also freezes the linebackers in the middle slowing their reaction to Lynch on the next play. The fact that it went disastrously wrong indicates the flaw in the plan, but a fade would not freeze the linebackers in the middle like that route. A pass on second down increases th probability that you will save that time out for between third and fourth down. Obviously that time out is worthless if you get intercepted or fumble before you can use it.

By the way are you saying you are secure enough in your manhood that you would enjoy watching Belichick blow Carroll in the main display window at Macy’s?”