kidobutai (578) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Am I overrating a Sam Adams? I don’t think so. This has a slight head and some lacing, and poured from the bottle a gorgeous clear dark amber. The scotch is more pronounced on the nose but slightly understated past the taste buds, which I like; shouldn’t get overwhelming after a few weeks like other Scotch ales.
Brewbie (469) - New York, USA - FEB 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Deep ruby color, thin head. Didn’t get a lot of aroma, maybe a touch of sweetness. Nice malty sweetness in the taste, a bit of a smoky dry finish.
SKnox13 (14) - Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2016
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours mahogany warm amber. Good 2 fingers of head with nice retention. Aroma is slight smoke and malt, Smokey and bitterness at first with a sweet and malty finish. Im not a big fan of english ales but I could see this as being the best offering for the variety pack.
jsporrer (312) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2016
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle. Pours a clear semi-clear mahogany brown with a thin white ring. Faint sweet malt aroma. Fairly thin texture with just a hint of smoke in the flavor. Not very remarkable nor very enjoyable. Blah!
polo_marco (119) - milton, Vermont, USA - FEB 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells of smoked cherries and charred wood. Deep amber slight brown color. Taste of sweet malts cream Bru la like followed by nice Smokey flavor. Flat like carbonation light body beer. Love the smokiness as the long finish really makes this a nice brew.
ronaldtheriot (1634) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 28, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Samuel Adams Scotch Ale has a thin, bone-colored head, a clear copper appearance, and some lacing splotches left behind. The aroma is muted, but the drinker might pick up some sweet bread. Taste is of peat smoke, predominately, but sweet, brown bread crust and low-level, rounding bitterness is present. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Samuel Adams Scotch Ale finishes crisp and semi-dry. RJT
OmegaX (1364) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Scotch ale? this had a ton of smoked notes all around with some caramel and bready notes in the mix. It wasn’t horrible but it wasn’t what I was looking for in a scotch ale. That being said, i like smoked beers but this seemed to be in the middle of two styles.
ryrpat (258) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Average offering. Name and deScription is better than the execution. Again seemed to lack any flavor going down. Fairly bland
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Aggiebob (525) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Copper in color with a frothy head that disappeared quickly leaving some lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, with some caramel, spice and smokiness flavorings.
smith4498 (3387) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear dark copper color with cream color head. Toasted malt and caramel aromas. Sweet caramel and toasted malt flavor, a touch of smoke with some nuttiness. Medium body with average carbonation.