This is a very attractive beer, with an absolutely crystal clear pour in the dark red body. Good carbonation, some creamy spotty head and some significant sticky lacing all add to the substantial and pleasing appearance. Roasted malts in the nose and some sugary sweetness as well.
As expected, a nice malt backbone with a significant bitter hop finish. Sweetness and bitterness (without drying) complement one another nicely, for excellent balance. A sort of sweet and sour combo! Pleasing body, and this translates to a full and rounded mouthfeel. More peat character than I remember in the past.
Another solid Sam Admas, and another to get the crossover crowd introduced to better things. Downside is that is seems to only available in the Brewmaster’s 12 pack sampler. I’d like to get a 6 pack of this on its own.
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy