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Samuel Adams LongShot Old Ale

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

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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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."


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33332) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2008
Bottle 12 fl.oz.
Clear medium amber color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, dark berry, sugar, alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (130608)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3517) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Reddish-brown and clear in look. Smells of maple and molasses and caramel. Taste is sweet and molasses like. Full body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (19671) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2008
Bottle. Clear orange coloured with a small off white head. Aroma of dried fruits, alcohol, caramel and prunes. Sweet flavour of dried fruits, burnt sugar and liquorice with notes of alcohol. Warming alcoholic finish. Too alcoholic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2008
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of boboski. Clear orangey brown with a beige head. Aroma of overripe fruit, burned caramel and alcohol. Quite a full body with plenty of burned caramel, overripe fruit and even some sherry accents. A little low in carbonation. The finish is dry. Very delicious. 130608

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2008
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden brown with a lacing tan head. Dry raisin/caramel malt aroma. Spiced flavour with a special malt base of dark toffee and dry raisins. Ends with the same lingering dry malt base and only a vague bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Clear brown with small off white head. Aroma of raisins, plums, roast and carmelized malts, and a hint of alchohol. Rich roasty flavors with raisins, molasses and maybe even a bit of bubblegum.Sweet malty finish with some alchohol warming.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3686) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Courtesy of Maniac. Pours a brown with copperish hues and dissapating tan head. Plum and rum raisin nose. Sweet and tart flavor balance nicely. Plum finish. Alcohol is well disguiesed. Enjoyable, especially for style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
highlandlad (1402) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2008
One of the star turns of a very good night of beers at the Sydney RB Xmas 07 gathering. For mine, this slots somewhere in the family tree that leads to Utopias and Millennium. It was very sweet and sticky, with a healthy draft of turpentine woodiness. Bronze with a classic crema head. Thick fumes of coffee grounds, lacquer, turpentine and tokay. Lush and creamy body - perfect. Glorious wash of burnt sugars, oak barrel and figs. Superb. (Bottle courtesy of Linc at Sully’s 2007 Xmas gathering - thanks fellas)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Awesome tasting brew! Pours a dark copperish colour. Fairly large aromatic head. A kickass ABV that really pounds it into you. Oak, whiskey and sweet kona coffee is in the taste.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2008
3-22-08 bottle shared with lb4lb thanks to ford9719
Dark red brown with no real head. Smell is below average sweet malt. Flavor is cough syrup and soy sauce. Not enjoyable.


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