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RATINGS: 200   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7005) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Bottled. Poured clear, medium honeyed orange with a short, dense white head. The aroma picked up sweet vanilla, caramel, and some nutty notes with light soapy hop accents.. came across a bit too sweet, but nothing was unenjoyable. The flavor found similar stuff.. sweet caramel, vanilla, and a bit of bready malt at the core.. dry oak and light herbal bitterness throughout.. more oak and vanilla on the sweet finish.. again sweeter than I wanted, but well-balanced. Light-medium bodied on the palate.. decent flow, but it was so sweet that I couldn’t drink more than one at a time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 24, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours light orange amber color with a thin wisp of white head that lasts. Smell is oak and sweet malts with some vanilla and the slightest bit of caramel. 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. Slightly heavy and overly carbonated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2013
Not good. Reminds me more of a bad cream soda than a bad beer. Either way, doesn’t work well. More vanilla than oak and very artificial tasting. Skip this if you come across it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (1312) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2013
Bottle->SA. Amber with 1/2 inch white head. Aroma: nuts, caramel, malt. Taste is sweet with oak and vanilla. Eh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jzzbassman (1466) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Bottle courtesy of friend Chris the Beer Whisperer. Malty aroma, sweet, sugary, Lighter sweetness in the flavor, with not much memorable, oak barely there, just an unremarkable amber ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ret12 (447) - Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Nothing real special tasting about this. Slight hops with a bit of malt to end it. Overall decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (4887) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 27, 2012
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy fine to medium sized off-white colored bubbles that were and left behind a typically carbonated light orange brown colored body. The aroma was nutty and brown malt. The crisp and clean mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The balanced flavor contained notes of brown malt. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again. I found it to be very much like a Fat Tire.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dmoneydeluxe (2) - denison, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2012 does not count
Nice Medium mouthfeel tastes caramel vanilla touch of earthiness balanced very nice easy to drink well made beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (5743) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle and served in Imperial Pint glass: Pours a reddish amber hue with a nice foamy head and left good lace upon glassware. The aroma has notes of caramel, toffee, vanilla bean, wheat bread, slight grassy hop and light woody esters. The taste is smooth malty richness backed up by a light handed oak character. Very faint noble hop bitterness found at the very end. Quite simplistic beer with not much complexity. The mouth feel is soft and smooth with a slight tannic finish. It is okay, you could do worse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (746) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Poured from a 12-oz. bottle into a pint glass at my house on Aug. 4, 2012 (picked it up for $1.59 at BevMo in La Mesa, Calif., on Aug. 2, 2012). 1-2 fingers of head that dissipated very quickly. Mahogany auburn color. Just a bit of lacing on the top and a small amount on the sides. No retention. Smelled oaky bourbon or wine, vanilla, caramel and toffee malts. Reminded me of the Longshot Derf’s Secret Alt or the Rogue Dead Guy Ale. Tasted better than the smell. Got oaky vanilla leading the way with a touch of bourbon. Very malty with caramel and toffee leading the way. Dark fruits, maybe plum. So smooth. Medium body. Thinner texture. Below average carbonation. Long lasting smooth finish. This beer got better for me as it went along. The mouthfeel was the best part. So smooth.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kobal (64) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Pours a nice red/auburn color with a semi-thick head. Nose leaves a bit to be desired, oak is notable, but little else is present. Mouthfeel is somewhat creamy and dries out toward the end. First sip is big malty oak, a little sweet for my taste. Reminiscent in some ways of a pumpkin ale. I tasted touches of vanilla and allspice, but malty oak still dominates the palate. Nothing offensive but nothing inspiring, either. Not a beer I’d go out of my way for.

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