Samuel Adams Mighty Oak Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by adamette:
2.03/5 rDev -41.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Review from notes taken 12 23 12. Poured from the 12 oz. bottle that was given to me by my brother Pete. Thanks for the opportunity! Poured into a clean, clear pint glass.
A Translucent dark yellow body under and all too brief head. 2.5
S Disappointingly for me, little to no "oak" detected in the smell. I have had oak aged beers before and they have intrigued me. Perhaps I was led by the title of the beer to expect some sense of oak in the smell/flavor and that was my fault but none-the-less I find myself disappointed. In fact, the smell was of a distant barley malt and it was not easy to detect that. 2.0
T Unfortunately again, the taste carried right from the smell in a forgettable, thin tasting amber. There was barley malt and the slightest hops that I could taste. This would probably be a good session beer if it was not so boring to the point of distraction. 2.0
M To thin for me. I need something with more depth any more. 2.0
D/O Drinkability again would have been high but it is too boring. Overall this is not a good beer. 2.0
Notes: My impression went from "Oh, cool, something called 'Mighty Oak'" to "Damn, this beer is really boring and I don't think that I will ever look for it again."
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2012 03:11:50 | More by adamette
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2.58/5 rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Pours a nice red/auburn color with a semi-thick head. Nose leaves a bit to be desired, oak is notable, but little else is present. Mouthfeel is somewhat creamy and dries out toward the end. First sip is big malty oak, a little sweet for my taste. Reminiscent in some ways of a pumpkin ale. I tasted touches of vanilla and allspice, but malty oak still dominates the palate. Nothing offensive but nothing inspiring, either. Not a beer I’d go out of my way for.
Serving type: bottle
08-14-2013 22:31:20 | More by Kobal
Samuel Adams Mighty Oak Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 472 ratings.