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RATINGS: 700   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Bottle pours a red amber color not a great deal of head. Smells and tastes of caramel, nuts, earthy, spice. Its semi sweet not that great ready to get the bottle over with.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Billicus (286) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Hands down best beer I’ve ever had, though many would disagree, its my taste buds, Iam the rater. appearence, nice amber color, perfect in the sunlight,little bubbles forming, shimmer pretty taste wonderful blend of Malts, a gaint brew, smooth and mellow, the Hops add to balance out the malt, and the finish awesome peat smoke note comes through, makes me feel like Iam in Scottland in a Flog pub or something. smell, sweet malt and slight flora hop notes overall, for me the best, I can say that alot better at this ponit since I’ve tried alot of beers, still this is number ! in my book, try it, comes out only in the Brewmasters varitey pack starting in Jan to Mar! smell, sweet malt and mellow hop aroma

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint. Appearance: Clear mahogany with thin but persistent head and some nice lacing down the glass. Aroma: Light peat malt, some caramel and English hops. A little too mild for a Scotch Ale. Taste: Quite smoky from the peat malt. Caramel, dark fruit and spicy hops are also apparent, finishing with mostly the spiciness. Palate: Moderate carbonation, medium body, dry finish. Overall: Nice, everyday Scotch Ale with an emphasis on peat smoked malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1078) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2011
(bottle) clear reddish amber colour with small white head; aroma of caramel; decently complex flavour; tasty

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillWyce (673) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2011
From notes: poured red-amber with a tan head. Aroma was caramelly with some earthiness mixed in. Mdeium-bodied, but with a decent depth of flavor. Earthy flavor with caramelly-sweet notes underneath. Takes on a nuttier tone as it warms. Didn’t really notice the smoke per the description, but very nice nonetheless.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - JUL 30, 2011
Once from the bottle. Deep amber, lighter head. Decent body. Taste matches with aroma pretty accurately. The spices are a plus.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mar (4662) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2011
deep brown almost black with a cream head that disappears quite fast. nose is fruity malts, light peat, very faint smoke. decent palate, the fruity malts take over the show here, backed by light caramel, faint peat, and even fainter smoke.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnBruns (100) - Cissna Park, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2011
12oz bottle; pours a dark amber; 1 finger head with lace that stays; smokey flavor; my first Scotch Ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewDad (4632) - Olympia, USA - JUN 3, 2011
12oz Bottle – Costco - Olympia, WA
Dark Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Mild hops aroma good malt backing. Nice flavors in the malt and spices. There is a light earth hue to the beer. This was a good Scotch ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Pour is a deep dark auburn. Aroma is a bit nutty with sweet caramel maltiness. Flavor is much the same, a bit of nuttiness is the forefront, with a backing of roasty caramel. I like this a lot.


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