Samuel Adams Mighty Oak Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Hojaminbag:
3.23/5 rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Mighty Oak has a clear brown body with a finger of head that has OK retention and leaves a spot or two of lacing on my glass.
The aroma of Might Oak has some nutty and caramel malt character, a dash of hops and some oak to it.
Mighty Oak tastes like a decent red ale (or brownish red) aged on oak staves for a while, which I'm guessing is basically what it is supposed to be. Brown malt leads things off, with both nutty and caramel flavors. A little bit of toasted malt is in there as well. Just a touch of noble hops lend some bitterness as well as earthy and grass flavors. The oak is woody and a bit spicy, and probably a little weaker in flavor than the malts. The flavor profile overall is not especially potent, in fact, but it is enjoyable enough.
Not a bad mouthfeel, but a little thin feeling. Maybe I have just been conditioned to expect big mouthfeel to go along with wood flavors though.
Mighty Oak isn't a bad beer at all, and although the the malt and wood profiles are both noticeable, neither is especially powerful. I like this beer because it is the type of thing I ran into at a party and was able to enjoy, and hopefully it will introduce casual beer drinkers to wood-aged beers. Also, it's nice to taste barrel-characteristics and hops in the same beer, which is rare. Even rarer, however, is that Mighty Oak doesn't need to be boozy to pull this off.
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2012 22:20:00 | More by Hojaminbag
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3.89/5 rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a dimpled mug.
The color is a deep orange/gold with a finger of foamy brownish head and some thick lacing left on the glass.
The smell is oaky with some sweet malt flavor that is right behind that nice woody aroma that is right in the nose first. There is a spicy bit of aroma as well and it has a slight caramel flavor.
The taste is big butterscotch and is almost like candy as it comes down. There is some nice sweet honey flavor as well that seems to lay down on the tongue and helps the oak flavor slide down and makes this taste just delicious.
This beer has such a smooth feel that is goes down easy even thought there is a bit of a punch that was not expected. A real jem from Boston Beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2014 15:04:35 | More by Duhast500
Samuel Adams Mighty Oak Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 480 ratings.