ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - DEC 27, 2008
12oz bottle. Poured a clear and deep amber color. A thin foamy head of tan foam. The aroma yields deep and rich molasses like notes with a sweet nut-like quality. The taste is full of fine weighty malts. Caramel comes through, along with woody and earthy notes. A nutty bitterness appears in the finish. Full flavored and overall a good beer.
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - APR 23, 2008
Notes from 2004 - Not the best thing to ever come down the pike at Sam Adams, but drinkable. A sweet caramel malt background, a bit of salty nuttiness, and some dried fruit glaze the palate, dry finish, but not overly complex. Did nothing to wow me. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Name: Vienna StyleJonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - FEB 5, 2007
Appearance: dark clear amber, fine light tan head,
Aroma: sweet malt aroma,
Flavor: rich dry malt flavor, not enough sweetness for a vienna
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Not too familiar with this style, was more remniscent of a strong amber. Poured an amber orange with some brown and a fluffly off-white head. Aroma was roasted malt, dry hops and hints of fruit. Taste was caramel, along with roasted nuts, grapes, prunes and spicy hops. After is well-balanced. Good drinking beer. MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2006
Pours a dark Amber, nice taste. Good malty flavor. It finishes a little weak for my taste but not a bad brew. A slight smokey taste can be found.
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 10, 2006
Dark amber color with a nice off white head. Aroma is mostly roasted malt. Taste is somewhat earthy very malt based. Some smokey and warming flavors in there also. stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2006 pours a dark amber with a nice off-white head that hangs around, roasted malt aroma (usually im not a fan of that) this beer is smooth with a little hoppiness and a little sweet, drinkable.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Pretty good. I used to love this but then I got more educated about beer. This beer is unique tasting and difficult to find at least as far as I know. If you’re not a big beer drinker you’ll probably dig this beer. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Not a bad offering, just not the best Jim Koch has to give. Nonetheless, it’s a mild beer that should entertain a few wannabe beer drinkers for a while. Heck, it entertained me for a little while. BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Bottle: Deep amber color and a lasting eggshell head. Lots of malt along with earth, oak, toast. As others have mentioned, this has a similar taste to the winter lager. Not bad.