desurfer (1211) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep copper body with no head. Very malty and sweet, some hop zing but mostly just the malt comes through. Smooth palate.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours mahogany with a dense white head and lace. Herbs, wheat and some candy in the flavor and nose. A bit weaker in the nose, though. Small spice in the finish. Not too bad.
Suttree (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brilliant copper colored with a rocky sandy color head. Grass and bread, with a touch or orange and clove in the aroma. Not overly "spicy", but a big malt body and crisp herbal peppery finish.
Shag (2585) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2003 Aroma is malty with some spice present. Appearance is amber with a fair head. Flavor is creamy with some dark fruit, pumpkin spice, molasses, and caramel detectable. I do enjoy Sam Adams alot more than most people, but this may be one of thier best.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a small tan head. Aroma of molasses malts, spice and floral hops. Sweet malty flavor with nutmeg, allspice, tart hoppiness and alcohol. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Decent winter warmer lager.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a dark brown color with a thin bubbly head. Good flavor. An easy drinking beer.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - OCT 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this one during my Sam Adams sampling session. This one came after the Cream Stout, so I wasn't too impressed.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty mild caramel and hops aroma.Orange brown appearance.Mild flavors of caramel and chocolate with medium viscosity mild bitter hops at the finish.Didn't detect any obvious spices.
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I found this in a liquor store in Bermuda in late August. The store had four bottles left. The bottle advised me to drink this by May, so I may not have received an accurate sample. Poured a deep brown color, almost purple, with a nice head and lots of bubbles on the side of the glass. Nose revealed rich malts, spices and alcohol. Taste is mostly malt with some spice and no hops to speak of. I found this to be a very enjoyable beer, possibly my favorite Sam.
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent looking beer, the aroma is very weak. A touch of spices, but the lingering aftertaste is not too enjoybale. Decent, but not great.