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Samuel Adams LongShot Old Ale

Formerly brewed at Boston Beer Company
Style: Old Ale
Boston, Massachusetts USA


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RATINGS: 301   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
Created by Don Oliver, California. Don says that the blend of distinctive malts in his brew "offers a rich and malty taste that doesn’t overpower. It’s a full-bodied, heavy ale good for a winter night by the fire."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34708) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2009
Bottled. A dark amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, and over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, metal, over ripe fruits, and caramel, leading to a dry bitter and alcoholic finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2009
Poured brown with a tan head. Aroma of caramel and fruit. Sweet caramel and molasses flavor. Hint of toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Very rich and deep. Alcohol is slightly present. Reminds me slightly of a barleywine. A pretty tasty brew from Sam Adams.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8465) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2009 Bottle thanks to goldtwins. Pours out a beautiful dark copper color with a thick off-white head and some ice lacing. The aroma is powerful and nice; loads of fruity notes and just heaps of malts. Something akin to strawberries or plums. The flavor is excellent; smooth rich flavors, some heavy and sweet fruit, a massive sweetness, molasses and brown sugar, a tangy finish and some sweet burnt chocolate and caramel. A nice roasted mocha-like flavor in the finish. The alcohol is present; from the nose to the finish, but not in a bad way, it just adds to this beer’s quality. Very nice. I hope this gets produced for many years. Man, I am loving Old Ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2008
courtesy of ibrew2or3. Pours deep brown with beige head. Aroma and taste, thick grainy with notes of caramel malts and chocolate, add to the mix some dark fruits. Very enjoyable and slow sipper. Props to Sam Adams for releasing it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Acquire via trade with grandet. Huge thanks to Tony for letting this go in trade. Pours amber with thin mocha head. The aroma is malty with the addition of molasses, ripe dark grapes and mild musty earthiness. The taste has a nice maltiness mixing with rich dark fruity esters of grapes, boysenberries and prunes. Very nice bold flavors that could easily age another couple of years. Very tasty. Into the finish I get a bit of sweet silky caramel candy to go along with the other notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Bottle dated June 2007. Pours a generally clear dark amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of maple syrup, vanilla, caramel, some phenol notes. Flavor is also malty and sweet with notes of caramel, honey, and molasses. Generally medium body with a sweet malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear deep brown, small tan head that quickly dissipates. Lots a bubbles threw the beer. Smells of sweetness, copper, bitter fruit, and some malt. Sweet flavor with a lingering finish. Some toastiness on top of the cough-syrup flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2008
Bottle. Had this one when it first when it came out, and Im going off memory. Smelled strong, lots of hops and malts. Tasted very bitter with the hops, but lots of sweet body with the flavorful malt. Carmely and piney. Thick and grassy. Roasty and earthy. Lots of flavor and well balanced. Very good. My fav of all the longshots so far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Reddish brown pour from the 12 oz bottle. Not much head. Malty aromas with sweet caramel. More sweet malts on the flavor as well. Caramel and dark fruits. Some alcohol in the finish. Pretty tasty.

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