MPosey (134) - , Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2010
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A nice pour, pours a deep amber with a light colored head which reduces quickly. Initial attack sweet and carbonated, which mellows to a nice malty finish. Very nice.
legion242 (2291) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A wonderful malt bomb that was perfectly balanced. Alcohol well hidden. A masterpiece in my opinion. Truly wonderful to drink. I will even be sneaking some out of the Longshot packaging in order to have a true six pack ;)
Butters (3869) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear dark chestnut with tan head and sticky lacing. Nose of sweet plum. Amazing blend of Flavors of raisin, caramel, and well balanced earthy hops. Great viscous body. Super thick and chewy. I just can’t get over how well this hides the alcohol. This really was made for my personal taste.
Cybercat (3578) - Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear, dark coppery amber with a thick off-white head - rather appetizing. Aroma is strongly spicy, mainly cloves with hints of cinnamon and a malty undertone. Flavor is quite spicy, mainly cinnamon and cloves, with a malty underpinning and a strong hint of honey. Texture is lively, edgy and tingly, leaving a nice fizzy and spicy finish. No wonder this was one of the winners!
RedSox2004 (1354) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 23, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear dark amber with a small head that nonetheless retained very well and left nice lacing. Big complex malt aromas featuring caramel, dark fruit - figs and raisins, toffee, green apples and alcohol. Sweetness comes through fairly strong in the taste, mostly dark fruit and brown sugar. Alcohol is evident, but pleasantly so. A lingering bitterness provides a nice balance. Full bodied, minimal carbonation, and a perfectly balanced finish that makes you want more. But beware of the ABV. Excellent.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very caramel malt and alcohol ,with candy fruit in the aroma of this strangely colored Old Ale,taste is smooth as silk caramel,that candy fruit, and alcohol with just a smidget of bitterness in finish. Another excellent Longshot in what I consider the best year for the series
SudsMcDuff (6108) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown ruby .. awesome head, with equally awesome lacing .. . lots of dark fruits, cherry, sweet tar, and cellar .. . very smooth, abv is very well hidden .. . a fantastic brew that i would love to put a year on .. . did your sister really have sex with a guy for a dbl cheeseburger??
FROTHINGSLOSH (5140) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a red-caramel color with a small beige head that faded quickly. The aroma was sour cherries, raisins and molasses. The flavor was a nicely complex mix of ripe cherries, molasses, sugar, nutty malts, raisins, honey and brown sugar. The finish was long with nut, honey and cherries. Full bodied & sweet - just as I like them. Excellent.
Ibrew2or3 (7169) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle pours clear amber with copper hues and thin off white head. The aroma is nice and pungent with ample amounts of prunes, plums and sugar stewed raisin sweetness mixing with molasses, some toffee and a touch of boozy heat. The taste is sweet and rich with prunes, sweet raisins, some fig, sweet malts and a caramel molasses mixture. A dandy old ale that is only going to get better with age.
benfergy (219) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JUN 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma of the Old Ben is very powerful, and it is reminiscent of caramel malt and fruity hops. It has a dark amber color, with a medium head. The taste is great, perfectly savory (or umami, as that keyword goes). It’s also probably the smoothest beer I’ve ever had. I don’t know how long the Sam Adams Longshot promotion will last, but if it’s limited, try out the Big Ben variety while you can, it’s very good!