realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear brown color with small head. Aroma was malty with some caramel and smoke. The flavor was smooth and well balanced with a bold malt taste and light body.
polo_marco (118) - 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 (1628) - 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 (257) - 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 (517) - 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 (3380) - 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.
Chudwick (2607) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from the Cabin Pack - nose is biscuits and grass. Sip ads a little smoke/peat, caramel and light citrus. This is pretty good for being a little light for the style. I mainly like it for the peat.
obguthr (5083) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smoky wood, toast, and cherry nose. Clear tea, medium yellow head, good lacing. Leather, peat, elderberries. Bitter tea finish. Light body, moderate carbonation. Nice peat character, but the texture is empty and fizzy.
Obfuscate (385) - Minneapolis, - JAN 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a normal style for me, first one I’ve rated. Seems to be wide variety of opinions on this looking at the comments. Light oak and a hint of booziness on the nose. Malty but not to thick with a hint of smoke and a clean finish.
malvrich (157) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2016
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle from Cabic Pack
Box stamped Enjoy By May 2016
Actual bottle stamped 3455 so bottled on Dec. 11.
Poured into a Chalice.
A: Very cold pour left next to no head at all. Just a collar around the glass. Crystal clear jewel toned weak tea color. 2nd bottle poured a bit more of tan foam.
S: Lightly sweet malt and a little dark fruit/prune note on the nose. A little stout-like but very light. Again the beer is very cold.
T: Roasty English hop bitterness with a hint of toffee sweetness at the back. Not getting peat nor smoke to speak of. Balanced and decent taste.
M: Slick and a bit oily. Medium bodied and almost flat. Shorter finish than I expected. Fairly clean and very softly carbonated.
O: I remember having this back in the ’90s and finding it good but cloying after a short while but perhaps due to the cold temp It’s fairly crisp and clean. Still pretty good although probably not something I’d seek out unless perhaps I have a nice bottle of Scotch on hand.