gripweed57 (2854) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2017 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.
From old tasting notes. Tawny, reddish brown color. Rocky beige head. Sweet roasted malt nose. Sweetish, smokey malt flavor with a bitter hop balance. Long chewy malt finish. Lingering malty aftertaste. HuskerTan (2396) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - JUL 3, 2016
A- Malty, caramel, peat.
A- Dark mahogany color, hazy liquid, off white head.
T- Malty, burnt caramel, peat, subtle smoke.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, malty finish.
O- Pretty standard and boring. Very malty with a tinge of smoke on the finish. A hint of bitterness but really just a malt bomb. prawlie (1675) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2016
Bottle. Amber red with a fair head. Very malty with a nice light roast to it. Fair but lacking in substance. Metalchopz (3515) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2016
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 (4155) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Bottle from a mixed pack at work. Really a surprisingly nice scotch ale with sweet dark malt and a hint of smoke. Tasty.
RobertDale (6847) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2016
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 (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2016
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 (294) - USA - MAR 6, 2016
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 (54) - Middletown, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2016
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 (1042) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2016
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