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RATINGS: 418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Inspired by the traditional Scotch Ales, has a deep, intense flavor from its dark roasted malts. The addition of peat smoked malt adds a unique flavor of the Highlands to this complex brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6717) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a small foamy brown head that left some lacing. The aroma was malty, toasty and had notes of ripe dark fruits and wood. The flavor was malty, smoky and woody with a chewy toasty base and notes of sharp floral hops, scotch whiskey and fig. The finish was long and malty with lingering cherry, smoke and wood. Fairly full bodied. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11485) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2011
12oz bottle. Poured a deep and dark brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Lacing left on the glass. Aromas of roast, dark fruits, caramel, and chocolate. Tastes of some woodiness, roasty, dark fruits, chocolate, and caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3094) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Nice aroma of smoke, peat, earth, molasses. The appearance is deep red/brown, translucent, light tan head. The flavor is chocolate, smoke, molasses, booze. Very nice. The finish is pine and resiny hops. Decent body, medium to medium/thick. Nice. Sam is on a roll lately.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Pours a dark red-brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is of smoke, caramel and some faint alcohol. Flavor of dark fruits, hops, caramel with a strong alochol flavor the whole time. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1517) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Pours a mahogeny color with a tan head. Aroma is of slight alcohol, caramel malts, and dark fruits. Flavor is pretty sweet with a hint of hops and alcohol on the finish. Pretty decent for a scotch ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Labeled as Sam Adams Imperial Series Wee Heavy, 10% alcohol. Very dark brown, near black, pour. Minimal tan head. Aroma of molasses, smoke, brown sugar, caramel, toffee. Flavor of dark fruits, smoke, caramel, molasses . Thick mouthfeel. Finishes smokey and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RoscoeJackson (372) - Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2011
big beige head. pretty big taste of roasted tobacco. some hops. very roasty and not much sweetness. overall pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with a large frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt and smoke aroma. Medium body with smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy toasted sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Very enjoyable brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (2122) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Dark ruby brown with a cm of light brown head. Aroma is worty caramel, with a bit of metal. Taste is the same but rich and smoky with high residual sweetness, and finishes with a bitter astringency and caramel. $3/12oz

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2891) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Deep reddish/brown pour nice tan head lively but receded a very good looking beer ... aroma is malty caramel and light smoke .... taste is rich caramel malt, lightly roasted and toffee and smoked peat malts with a lightly bitter malty finish ... well done and balanced very drinkable bottle said 10% this beers dangerous .... one of the best sam adams brews in my humble opinion

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