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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - DEC 15, 2000
A nice example of the style. It doesn’t kick your ass like a McEwan’s...but it’s pretty good none the less. Malty, rich, and a beautiful color.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (11786) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2000
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2009 New rate: Has some nice smokiness in the flavour. Aroma is kind of soft. The body is thin and there probably aren’t enough residual sugars to hold this through. It’s okay, because of the smokiness, but far from a stellar example.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosebud (47) - Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2000
When I had my first Sam Adams it was very good. Nice flavor and aftertaste, but does not compare to McEwan’s Scotch Export.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2000
Another favorite discontinued from the SA line of brews. A deep mahogany brew with a the sweet peat smoked malt in the nose. Appearance - poured to a creamy head - Taste wonderfully malty and chewy - sweet but not overbearing like McEwans. Beautiful lacing and wonderful finish. Some say its not true Scotch Ale rather Scottish 80 Shilling Ale - I say its great brew! Cheers!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2000
Very sad that they decided to discontinue this beer. It was a very well done Scotch Ale. Lots of peat-smoked malt aroma and flavor. Rich and complex.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beergirl99 (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2000
I am rating this from distant memory, but I do remember a lovely thick, dark, and sweet beer. Very sad to hear about its discontinuance.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2000
good beer, heavy, strong malts and hops a beer that fights back, I like that. I want to know I’m drinking a beer and not a strange glass of water.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerman991979 (137) - Old Town, Maine, USA - AUG 7, 2000
This was a nice, true to it’s name Scotch Ale. I enjoyed this drink greatly. A fairly heavy, thick beer with a great malty taste. The color of this beer poured into my guinness pint glass was unbelievable. It was a fairly red-amber color with a nice head.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 16, 2000
Has a very malty aroma and flavor. Kind of a ’thick’ aftertaste. This is an extremely hearty brew, the kind that could keep you warm in the winter. Great dark color, too - true to the style. Its a crying shame that they discontinued this stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2496) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2000
A very good interpretation of the style. Def malty, with plenty of body. Even a bit chewy (the way I like it)


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