LongShot Old Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.15/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
ark chocolate brown with a nice head of light tan on the top of it. Smooth, easy settling left behind some nice side glass lacing. The aroma was soo sweet. Lots of caramel, smooth molasses and brown sugar like smells coming off of here. The flavor was much more of the same. Rich and very sweet, defintly a dessert beer. I found myself savoring each and every sip of this one as the delicate sweetness of this one overwhelmed me. Soo much flavor here as the sweet caramel malts just overpowered everything and made for a wonderful flavo
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2011 02:43:30 | More by mikesgroove
4/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine April 2007.
Cheers to Don Oliver for this win, and for bringing such an underrated beer style to the forefront. We set aside a few bottles of this simply to see how it ages. At 10.6 percent ABV, we're sure it will age quite well over the next year or so.
Viscous, rolling head leaves a cream-colored lace to wrap around the inside of the glass; not much stickage, though the lace does hold its ground. Deep, tawny brown brew has a glowing clarity when put up to the light. Rich and fragrant aroma of ripe figs, spicy, flowery hops, caramel and a candied-fruit ester from the alcohol. Thick, creamy mouthfeel from a syrupy body with mild carbonation. The taste buds bask in maltiness as the brew reaches cellar temperature; an adequate amount of hops helps balance things. Dark bread, brown sugar, figs, ripe pears and a hint of apple skin. Substantial but mellow alcohol warms the mouth and throat after each sip. Clean, with a kiss of fruity esters. More of a toasted-grain flavor middle to end, with a lingering maltiness.
This is such an incredible brew, and one to sip and savor. Throw any kind of veined cheese at this beer with some ripe figs, tart apples and a fresh baguette.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2010 20:15:22 | More by BeerAdvocate
LongShot Old Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.