opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - DEC 15, 2000
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2000
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
rosebud (47) - Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2000
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
When I had my first Sam Adams it was very good. Nice flavor and aftertaste, but does not compare to McEwan’s Scotch Export.
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2000
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2000
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
beergirl99 (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2000
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2000
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
beerman991979 (137) - Old Town, Maine, USA - AUG 7, 2000
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 16, 2000
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
PhillyBeer2112 (2488) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2000
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very good interpretation of the style.
Def malty, with plenty of body.
Even a bit chewy (the way I like it)