DonKi11uminati (80) - , Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a decent scotch ale, well worth a try. It pours deep amber red with a lingering thin head. The aroma is roasty with notes of coffee and bread. The body is a little light for a scotch ale. The flavor is slightly sweet bitter, and understated. The finish is malty and satisfying. This is a good beer from Sam Adams but comes short of some of the more complex Scotch ales I’ve sampled. Also, I’d expect the alcohol content on a Scotch ale to be higher than in this beer for a good warming effect.
prawlie (1433) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber red with a fair head. Very malty with a nice light roast to it. Fair but lacking in substance.
Metalchopz (2956) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Part of their mixed Cabin 12-pack purchased in Vermont. Pour a clear light copper with golden highlights. Warm cap with good retention and lacing. Caramel malt aromas with dark fruit notes and hints of nuts. Wet mouthfeel with a nice dryish finish. Smoked malt taste giving whiskey notes. Some dark fruits and decent hops. Hints of wood even. A better than average Scotch ale. Quite liked this one.
BelgianBeerGal (3653) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a mixed pack at work. Really a surprisingly nice scotch ale with sweet dark malt and a hint of smoke. Tasty.
RobertDale (4980) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear reddish brown with a decent beige head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is malt, caramel, fruit, and a touch of smoke. Pretty good.
ordybill (1152) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a tulip glass. The appearance is an awesome clear red amber with a small white head. The aroma has that scotch ale dirty sock aroma that I do not like. The taste is malt and alcohol.
geeklimit (281) - USA - MAR 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a ruby brown with loads of carbonation. Cream head. Malt aroma. Deep malt taste with a solid scotch middle. Sweet roasted finish. Sticky mouthfeel.
Felsenbrau (36) - Middletown, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Aroma is very light, increasing over time, with hints of caramel and hops. Pours crystal clear deep copper with minimal head and slight, quickly-diminishing lacing. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly caramel, with some maltiness and breadiness, not strong or particulalry sweet. Finishes bitter with lingering grapefruit. Not bad, but probably won’t buy again.
HourGlass13 (501) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear copper color with a medium off white head. The aroma is caramel, a very light hop character. Taste is also malty with caramel and some mild earthy hops. Good beer to be mass produced
Larry_Duffman (293) - - FEB 20, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours a reddish brown color with a nice off-white head and some lacing. The aroma was a little weak with hints of smoke, bread, and sweet malt. The taste was toffee, and faint hints of smoke and chocolate. This was decent. I’m not a huge fan of this style though.
kidobutai (593) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Am I overrating a Sam Adams? I don’t think so. This has a slight head and some lacing, and poured from the bottle a gorgeous clear dark amber. The scotch is more pronounced on the nose but slightly understated past the taste buds, which I like; shouldn’t get overwhelming after a few weeks like other Scotch ales.