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

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,107 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 05-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,107
Reviews:
638
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
14.02%
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
98
For Trade:
0
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Photo of BWED
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
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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Photo of caburdette51
3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of slhuggy
2.46/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Photo of Stardusthotel83
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beaulabauve
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emwild12
3.1/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigedal60
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rmatos
4.41/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cgrunin
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.16/5  rDev -16.4%
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 +30.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.32/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.91/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of koneill1976
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TWStandley
3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of InsaneBeerLover
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squire123
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Red-brown body, dark but largely transparent, with a light tan head. Lots of tiny bubble lacing.

S - Caramel, sugar, a bit of fruit in the form of apple, pear, and a bit of tea.

T - Follows the nose, malty, toasted marshmallow, smoky middle, hinting a bit of savory smoked ham, lovely hit of bitterness in the close.

M - For as rich this tastes, the feel is pretty clean. Decent carbonation. A bit of dryness.

O - Glad this was brought back. Tasty, and full. Delicious.

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Photo of paullmcm25
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Celtics76
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsreeves
4.58/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreggSr
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Samuel Adams Scotch Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.78 out of 5 based on 1,107 ratings.
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