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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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.


3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nittanytide (226) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2012
Poured copper in color with a thin, flat head. Aroma is faint biscuit and toast. Taste is wood and bread with a subtle sweetness on the tip of the tongue.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeyplush (628) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2012
Big fan of oak aged beers and I think this is a good version from Sam Adams. Found this one in armed’s fridge on the first night of our annual golf trip. Dark mahogany color with a solid mocha colored head. Very malty taste with lots of caramel and vanilla. The oak flavor lingers on the palate - very solid enjoyable beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
umich03jm (1927) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2012
Reddish-brown in color, nice head. Caramel malt aroma but its pretty faint. A little wood too. Taste is lots of caramel malt like a scotch ale. Some hints of wood too. I was expected more. Ok beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blklab2007 (1947) - Connecticut, USA - APR 23, 2012
Bottle in a mixed 12 pack. I am looking forward to the mighty oak! Pour has a light red amber color and a thin covering of off white head. Aroma has sweet malt, dusty hops, vanilla, and as I stretch the imagination a bit there it is the oak goodness. Mouth feel is light but not without body and the carbonation average. Flavor is where the barrel kicks in! Nice malty richness, plenty of sweetness, caramel, earthy hops, and there truly is some light vanilla with oak. Not really a mighty oak but it was enjoyable and I appreciate them playing with oak on this type of scale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear copper with about a finger of off-white head. Aroma of bready malt with a little vanilla and dark fruit. Not sure if I can smell the oak in there or not. Taste is light bitter and very lightly sweet. Bready caramel malt with a little vanilla and dark fruit. I think I just get the hint of oak in the very end of the finish. Medium-full bodied with a somewhat thick texture. Lively carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, not bad. I got this one for free so I can’t complain too much, but it is nothing I would seek out.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fluffy (1588) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2012
wow. its been a long time since sam adams has come out with something that has impressed me. this one was above and beyond. toasty caramel aroma, slight brown sugar and dark breadiness with some butterscotch notes. very cream finish. really nice.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bbrock81 (304) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - APR 13, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark red-brown with a small tan head that disappears quickly. Aroma is fairly muted, very sweet, generically malty, just a hint of hops. Flavor is only slightly more apparent, again quite sweet, a little watery tasting, the oak comes through a bit with some dryness. Some mustiness from the hops does show up towards the finish, which also has a hint of the oak again. All in all a very average beer, with very little of the oak showing. The palate is a bit watery, but very nice with the light carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
desurfer (1212) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2012
Decent malty ale, couldn’t taste the oak-aged bit. Not something I’d go out of my way to drink again.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
efecher (70) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2012
Delicious oak ale from the Spring collection. Very evident oak flavors from the aging and hints of floral and vanilla. Wouldn’t mind picking this up in a 6-pack

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Katamar13 (4) - Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2012 does not count
Light sweet hoppy aroma, sweet beginning with cherry and caramel finish, lightly carbonated and wet mouth feel. A very drinkable beer but maybe a bit too sweet.


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