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RATINGS: 735   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
This is a brew for adventurous beer drinkers. It is brewed with four malts: two row pale Harrington, Munich malt, chocolate malt, and a rare peat smoked malt commonly used by distillers of Scotch malt whiskey. This unique malt gives Samuel Adams® Scotch Ale its distinct, subtle smoky character and deep amber hue. Samuel Adams® Scotch Ale is brewed using traditional English hops, Goldings and Fuggles. This is a big brew dominated by malt flavors and aromas, rich and full bodied, slightly sweet. This challenging beer is not for everyone. A high original gravity, hop bitterness, and peat smoke character yield a robust, yet smooth and balanced ale, for the consumer of rich and complex ales. First produced in 1995 Samuel Adams® Scotch Ale was briefly retired in 2000. Happily, its cult following demanded the return of this brew. Brewed with a small amount of peated malt, commonly used in the production of Scotch whiskey, imparting its smoky signature. This peat smoke note is artfully integrated with, and complemented by, this rich, full bodied, malty ale, robust and complex. Samuel Adams Scotch Ale takes nearly five weeks, from the start of the brew through the final conditioning, to create. Most ales are complete after only two to three weeks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidobutai (629) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2016
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewbie (478) - New York, USA - FEB 8, 2016
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SKnox13 (24) - Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2016
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jsporrer (713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2016
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
polo_marco (318) - milton, Vermont, USA - FEB 4, 2016
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ronaldtheriot (1785) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 28, 2016
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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OmegaX (1372) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2016
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryrpat (326) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Average offering. Name and deScription is better than the execution. Again seemed to lack any flavor going down. Fairly bland ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aggiebob (765) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 23, 2016
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smith4498 (3551) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2016
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.

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