DJC (238) - USA - FEB 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich brownish-reddish body with an off-white head and OK lacing. Aroma was of sweet chocolate and malt; quite inviting, actually. The flavor is an extension of the aroma, yet the presence of bittering hops and smoke are readily apparent. Acidic, smokey aftertaste, and I have to say that is what disappointed me the most. So, up until the finish, this was an impressive beer to me. The mouthfeel was very good, though, as the carbonation level was at the proper level, and there was an overall smoothness. I have one bottle of this beer left, and I think I’ll sip it in front of the fireplace this weekend. Yeah, that sounds appropriate.
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille 12oz. De couleur brune et légèrement voilée. Nez malté de caramel toffee légèrement rôti et aux notes fumées (tourbe), léger de houblon floral et terreux avec des notes de noix. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-faible ainsi qu’une texture légèrement crémeuse. Goût malté de caramel toffee avec de très faibles notes boisées (bois brûlé) lors de l’entrée en bouche suivi d’un goût d’un goût malté plus rôti et légèrement fumé (tourbe) avec des traces de sucre brun puis en finale l’on retrouve une légère amertume de houblon floral et légèrement terreux avec des notes sèches de noix. Post-goût moyen et aux notes sèches, légèrement amer de rôti et de houblon floral aux notes terreuses avec des petites notes de noix et de fumée. (2006)
Garbageman (368) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Pours a copper / red color. Aroma was earthy with hops and caramel malts. Taste had great balance with a better then expected smoky malt taste and great hop backing.
DedicatedToFun (742) - SoCal, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Part of sam adams variety pack, nothing here was amazing, but this one was alright, smooth, refreshing, did what it needed to do
jcweaver (699) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours reddish-brown with a small off-white head. Moderately sweet malty caramel aroma with a touch of rye and grassy hops. Malty caramel flavor with rye, light grassy/pine hops, and a touch of smoke. Moderately sweet with a lightly hopped finish.
Lemke10 (544) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sam Adams delivers once again with this tasty scotch ale. It pours a golden brown with a thick head of foam that sticks around well beyond the first sip. It has a bold taste with an almost nutty taste to it. A good tasty beer with a pizza, but not exactly a summer cookout beer in my opinion.
madmitch76 (10000) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
14th May 2011
Clear deep amber - brown beer. Small white head. Light palate. Nice even malt, slightly sweet. Subtle dried fruits underneath. Semi dry finish. Scotch ales, I’ve decided, are not my thing but there is nothing wrong with this.
ads135 (1728) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
An okay Scotch ale. Has a bit of the peat character is advertises, but its not particularly prominent. Has a nice hoppy character, more earthy and grassy than malty.
DCLawyer (714) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle->SA glass. Amber with small head. Aroma of malt, hops, peat. Taste is fairly complex, with some smoky peat. Tasty.
nyindiansfan (443) - rochester, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
Billicus (283) - @Hot peppers!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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