yespr (47070) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours deep brown with an amber hue. Little off-white head. Sweet caramel malty aroma. Nice rye and malt flavour with a caramel sweetness. Light hoppy finish. Very enjoyable beer. joergen (28977) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2006
Clear red brown coloured with an off white head.
Sweet aroma of malts, caramel and rye bread.
Flavour of malts, caramel, rye bread and hops.
Light hoppy finish. madmitch76 (25344) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
14th May 2011Oakes (18543) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2000
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.
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2009 New rate: Has some nice smokiness in the flavour. Aroma is kind of soft. The body is thin and there probably aren’t enough residual sugars to hold this through. It’s okay, because of the smokiness, but far from a stellar example. bhensonb (15617) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 18, 2011
From a mixed box at the Natomas Bevmo. Pours dark amber with a creamy tan head. Aroma is malty. Not getting smoke. Med body. Flavor is light roast caramel with some chocolate notes. Maybe a little peat towards the finish. Definitely some bitter - going for floral there. Finishes much drier than expected.
djd07 (15342) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a medium light tan head that diminshes quickly. The aroma is a roasted malt with black licorice. Decent lacing on the glass. The taste is a roasted malt with chocolate and licorice. One of the best brews by samuel adams, a very good scotch ale. Ratman197 (15220) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Bottle poured a clear dark copper brown with a large lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of carmel, cocoa, toasted malt, light earthiness and a hint of smoke. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of peated malt, carmel, light earthiness and a hint of cocoa with a smooth malty finish. Tmoney99 (14861) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2006
Bottle. Reddish brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted and had good lacing. Moderate toasted smoke caramel malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium smoke sweet flavor with a bitter finsih of moderate duration. Better than I expected. Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2005
Deep red copper ale with a thick light moka head. More marked caramel aroma, light maderization. Good whiskey malt roasted taste with nuttyness very present, and good hops lingering on. The bitterness comes more from the roasted malts. No much alcohol though. If it was a brwon ale, it would be great but looses points for style. Drake (14059) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Bottle. Pours a chestnut color with decent sized head and good lacing. Straightforward toffee aroma. The taste is very earthy at the beginning, then mellows out. Nice bitterness.