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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Samuel Adams Mighty Oak Ale is the winner of our 2011 Beer Lover’s Choice® campaign. This brew combines the malty sweetness of an ale with the complexity of oak aging for an overall well-balanced beer. The aroma has a subtle earthiness from the UK hops, while distinct notes of oak come through in the flavor of this amber brew. The vanilla and caramel oak character is balanced by the sweetness and subtle roastiness of our blend of malts for a smooth dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
milewide (2079) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Not much oak in aroma or taste. Clear, reddish, color with average head. Modest hop addition to malty brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2012
1/10/11. 12oz bottle thanks to PorterPounder! Super clear light amber pour with a small dirty khaki head that sticks and laces a teensy bit. Sweet aroma of caramel, a teensy bit of roast, more sweetness, and just barely a hint of tannic woodiness. Sweet caramel entry with an almost dark fruit sweetness, a touch of vanilla, and barely, BARELY a bit of tannic woodiness. Finishes dry and slightly bitter. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Bottle, amber color with some white foam, aroma and flavor of weak caramel, Finish is bland

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7431) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Supermarket - Blairstone & Park - 12 oz bottle. Sparkling dark copper pour, nice soft, slightly off-white head that leaves a wee bit of lacing. Aroma is slight, with some very brief vanilla notes, a hint of peppery spiciness. Flavor is chewy with some nuttiness, a hint of caramel. some wisps of vanilla and just a brief hint of bitter citrus in the finish. thick, velvety smooth mouthfeel. Solid. Part of their Brewer’s Choice Variety 12-Pack.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thechandler (593) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Pours a beautiful amber color. Aroma is weak; only slightly malty. Flavor is generally...okay. It’s not quite as bold as I was expecting from the name. Slight bit of nuttiness. Nothing to write home about. Although there is a slight aftertaste of something that I cant quite put my finger on. Overall, just okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (5843) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Quite a bit of fruit/raspberries for an amber ale, along with a decent maltiness. Cleans up well, the fruit/raspberry does help make this ale different and interesting

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle. Poured a nice dark amber color. Smaller off white head. Aroma was caramel, dark malts, toffee and candies. Flavor was kind of watery and weaker. Sweeter malts, toffee, and sugar. Nice try just something misses.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeneugs (5879) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 6, 2012
A decent beer. No more no less. It pours a nice clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma is very fruity, almost Belgian in character with apples, plums, hints of banana and a very very small whiff of toasted malt that I guess could pass for a mild oak aroma. The flavor is a bit drier with some more toast and vanilla and a very simple sweet malt base. A little too sweet and fruity for my tastes. A little toastier and this would be very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Clear, bubbly orange beer. So-so label. Vaporous, fruity aroma. Very easy drinking. Some cherry, some light vanilla, cocoa and chalk. Altbier/UK brown malting, medium woody bitterness. Vanilla creme aftertaste. Publix, Park and Blair Stone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lemke10 (971) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2012
I got this as part of Sam Adam’s Spring 12pk Brewer’s Collection for $13.39 at Woodman’s in Janesville, WI in Winter 2011. Pours a clear, reddish, amber color with a slight white frothy head. Scent is mostly that of dry malts. There is a unique taste here. Has obvious malt taste but with roasted tones. There are hints of vanilla and the oak really comes out in the dry finish. Another decent brew from Sam Adams, but why oh why does this only come in a 12pk variety pack?

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