cheap (3751) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Must be new. Just a clean simple aroma of mild sweet hardtack candy. Has a refined beer attitude about it, or maybe its processed. A mild to medium bitter bite initially greets the tongue. Color of iced tea. Carbonation is overshadowed by the personality of the flavors. Smooth maltish feel builds with each sip. Perhaps a little too much offense on the finish.Gets a little rude towards the end of the bottle.
JohnCoyne (73) - Alabama, USA - JAN 30, 2008
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a coppery red color. Small white head that lasted briefly. Lacing present on the glass. Smells of malt. Watery flavor of roasted malt and light yeast. Not a bad Irish Red, much better than Killians.
Ratman197 (8873) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting light amber head. Aromas of carmel, light earthiness and light fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel and light fruitiness with a smooth lightly bitter finish.
kaseyk (20) - jenkinsville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
nice malt nose with a slight hint of hop with a slight touch of cherry. head was initially creamy, but faded fast. near sweet malt profile balances well with the hop. an attractive and enjoyable brew
rustbucket0873 (264) - Krikville, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle Tasted form bottle so little aroma experience. Caramel maltiness, with a little hopps in the flavor. Nothing special.
Duff53 (22) - USA - JAN 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown pour with some foamy head. A smal toasty sweetness and a nice nice citrus hop finish. I liked this one. maybe the best out of all the Sam Adams brews
ScoWRee (362) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2008
2.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear redish brown with a nice tan foamy head.. Aroma ? Stuck my nose so far in it I nearly drown. Taste is toasty, carmel, not bad. Head is very creamy!. I wonít have it again though....
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber caramel, off white head. Aroma is caramel, malt, bread, Flavor is the same, slightly tangy. Not bad.
aliendan (25) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium reddish brown and clear with a smallish creamy head. It looks really good. Smells good, too -- caramely malt aroma. Hey! It tastes good, too. Good balance of malty sweetness, mild hops bitterness and a grainy texture. Nothing too intense but itís a solid, tasty beer (probably my favorite Sam Adams so far).
oldpainless (34) - fort mill, South Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2008
2.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Always glad to see Jim & the boys make a new beer...even if it sucks! Nice color & appearence but it is all about the taste correct? I have to agree w/ the guy who said it has a metallic taste to it. I will give this one another try but I drank 2/3s of a glass & poured it out. Kinda bitter & not in a good way.