charcot25 (181) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber beer with off-white head. Has a nice aroma of yeast, bread and caramel. Taste is sweet with caramel and hard candy notes as well as a firm bitterness and dry roastiness, presumably from roasted barley. There is a touch of diacetyl. Smooth, full mouthfeel but finishes a little dry. Not bad.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a nice red color with a white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, some peat, and earthy hops. Flavor is malty, caramel, roast, and a earthy bitter finish.
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Pours a nice red to amber color, with a tan head, moderate aroma, some hops and citrus notes with medium malts. Taste is actually pretty good for a big brewery, they did well with this style which I usually find lacking but a nice a moderate mouthfeel make this a decent SA brew.
Redseal94 (9) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2008 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is probably one of my fav. beer sam adams beer. The mix 12 pack it comes in is my fav. mix pack.
wxman (1732) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a bright ruby/amber color with a full off-white head. Aroma is maple syrup and spice. Taste is sweet roasted malt, caramel, licorice and mild hop bitterness. Not outstanding, but a decent representative of the style.
Haslinger (907) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was very underwhelmed by this offering from Sam Adams. I was hoping for more flavor than what I got. Wouldn’t buy again
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Dark brown, tawny color, tannish head. Nose of sweet light caramel, grass and some juniper. The flavor is balanced, chewy malts, generic bittering hops. OK Mouthfeel, good red. A bit lacking in punch but drinkable and a good body.
bigtaster (898) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep red and golden brown. Thick off white head. Aroma of caramel malt and some yeast/bread. Distinct hop flavor that is light, moderate bread dough. Light bodied and well balanced.
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very rich and malty....not bitter like other Irish ales tend to be. Decent aroma, with a solid palate....malty and crisp, with a nice balance between the hops and malt. Beer is a perfect fit for EKG hops. Very enjoyable and definitely one of the better brews from SA.
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Raisiny brown sugar nose. Reddish amber with medium cream colored head. Deep maple sweetness, with decent bitterness. Medium bodied, perhaps a little over carbonated. All around fairly pleasant beer.