BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2003
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper hue with a good frothy off-white head that did die too quicky and produced only fair lace. Malty aroma of biscuit and rye bread, nutty and touch of caramel, floral hops, spices and somewhat vinous with a additional nose of maple sugar and smoky wood. The taste is muted which is disappointing after the nice aroma. Some bitterness and citric nature under the malt, but it never really shines. Potential is there, but lack the conviction to carry through. Average.
egajdzis (5700) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a reddish amber color with a small yellowish white head. Malty, yeasty, nutty aroma. Light sweet, malty taste.
Suttree (5689) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad. a slightly smoky, malty, sweetness and fairly full bodied. I think this only available in the winter pack.
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 14, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown color. Medium head. Slightly malty aroma with a hint of fruitiness. Medium bodied ale. Nicely malty, taste of toffee and caramel, slightly sweet. Hops are slightly spicy. There is a slightly fruity taste to this beer. Smooth taste. Very drinkable. Hope that Sam Adams adds this beer to their regular everyday lineup. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with a slight malt sweetness.
jgb9348 (5235) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great dark amber in colour, great hoppy-malty smell. Good flavour with some sweetness, but an overall great beer. Too bad its so hard to find this one!
thedm (5214) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew poured a large head of light brown fine to medium sized mostly lasting bubbles that left a good lacing and a transparent hazy light brown colored body behind. It has a very nice malt aroma and a smoothe mouthfeel from start to finish. It has a nice malted caramel flavor. This was a suprisingly nice brew from the Boston Beer Company.
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange/amber color with a nice full light tan head. toasty malt aroma with just a hint of light fruit. Flavors of light all-grain toast. Just a touch of sweetness in the finish with a a bit of acidity to wash it away.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this a few nights ago- I cant remember too much about it becuase i was a little drunk- but I do remember liking it. Lots of malt character but maybe lacking in the hop chategory- viennas are supposed to have a good balance and hop bitterness and flavor are suppposed to be noticable. Very smooth malty finish. Very nice.
CapFlu (4918) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2003
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottle) Copper body with white head. Sweet malt nose. Malt flavour with bitter undertones. Dry, thin, uncomplex.
Aurelius (4781) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An interesting beer. Malty lager aroma, but it reminded me a bit of an ale, especially after a hefeweisse. Good looking, ruddy chestnut brown beer, thin lager head, and of course ol' Sam hisself raising a bumper in your direction on the label. Moderately tart, woody, with some straw. Clingy finish. Payload hopping in the finish -- it goes down and then the hops become noticable 2 seconds later -- along with a little metal. Overall, it's OK, interesting, but not as good as some of Sam's other stuff.