fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This offering from the SA longshot series pours a dark ruby brown leaving a thin quarter inch frothy tan head. The aroma is cooked sugar, dark caramel, coffee, vanilla, earthy hop aroma. The taste starts super sweet upfront caramel, toffee, bready, syrupy mouthfeel sweetness followed by just enough spicy hops to take back some of the sweetness but this is def a brew on the sweet side. The finish is deep toffee like in the end with just a kiss of heat from that 10% abv fantastic!
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"big malty hearty robust describes this beer. has that home brew quality to it...in a good way, it doesnít taste mass produced. slightly sweet, very lightly hopped."
Iphonephan (3352) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2013 From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Vintage 2007. Pours a hazy dark brown with an off white head. Strong ester aromas. Flavors of caramel malt and some raisins. Pretty well mellowed out after all these years. Likely well past its peak.
phaleslu (6608) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle shared by dbsdelight- thanks again, Dan! Pours a cloudy plum-amber color with a beige ring for a head. Aroma of raisin bread; sweet, spicy, and fruity (banana, figs, dates). The flavor is the same, with a lot of dark fruits and caramel. Very rich. Medium-bodied, with a fruity, sweet mouthfeel and low carbonation. Tasty. I liked this way more than I expected I would.
bpreo (1659) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2010 Another Sam Adams Long Shot. This Long Shot looks like a farmer boy. If I felt like getting the bottle out and reading the label Iím sure I could find out who he is. Maybe he is the "Don" in the description above?
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
medium brown with mild white head. sweet nose. mild bitterness before a lot of medium crystal malt, likely some munich. little hop flavor. some residual sweetness, but not overwhelming. little alcohol and little depth. a solid brew, but the alcohol should portend a richer and fuller product. decent
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep ruddy brown with a creamy, khaki head and sheeting lace. The nose is a big, complex blend of round dark fruit, raisin, spice and alcohol. Full-bodied and soft, almost still, with a drying, mildly bitter, somewhat resinous and slightly alcoholic finish. The flavor follows the nose with a lot of dark fruit and fruity oxidized character fronting a pleasantly drying yet still sweet and boozy finish. This is a nice sipper.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep reddish amber color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel,
biscuit, some plum, apple, and some earthy notes. Flavor is caramel,
plum, toast, apple, and a sweet malty finish.
SudsMcDuff (5866) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I bought a doughnut, and they gave me a receipt for the doughnut. I donít need a receipt for the doughnut, man, Iíll just give you the money, and you give me the doughnut... end of transaction. We donít need to bring ink and paper into this. I just canít imagine a scenario where I would have to prove that I bought a doughnut. Some skeptical friend: "Donít even act like you didnít get that doughnut! I got the doc-u-men-tation right here... oh, wait itís at home... in the file... under íDí..."
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber body with a tan head. Sweet caramel notes, and light wood, dried fruit. Caramel raisin alcohol warming real nice.
ben4321 (4024) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Out of the LongShot pack from I believe 2007? I remember enjoying this one the most of the pack. A nice blend and a powerful beer.