Samuel Adams Scotch Ale | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Scotch AleSamuel Adams Scotch Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Todd on 05-19-2001

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#26,292
Reviews:
638
Ratings:
1,115
pDev:
14.17%
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Drak-Nib
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A nice one to be sure. Dark and smooth. Finish not bad either. 2011/06/03

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.27/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.27/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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1.71/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of BWED
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into tulip

A- Pours a mahogany amber. Lumpy light tan head leaves great lacing, and nice clarity.

S- Caramel, a bit smoky and woody, with a faint dark fruit note.

T- More smoky in the flavor, but an underlying sweet caramel character.

M- Body is medium, with a smooth finish. Yet, has a mild tannic aftertaste.

O- Well made. Smoky character is subtle but nice.

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3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.46/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.1/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.41/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.16/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown and dark red together at last. Small thin beige head 1/4". Aroma wafts some serious alcohol, almost fusel like in its harshness.

Taste is like a tempered McEwans Scotch Ale (they still make that?) The smoke/peat/earth/tobacco malt and yeast impressions are tame relatively speaking. You could say its a complex Sam Adams beer. Its not my jam style wise, but I do like when this style is mixed up with some oak and bourbon, this one could use some of that treatment I was thinking.

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4.93/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.32/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.91/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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3.66/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Samuel Adams Scotch Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 1,115 ratings