Monday, March 05, 2007
Sam Adams LongShot Old Ale
The beer poured with a creamy head and was reddish brown in color. The nose was malty, with hints of caramel, cherries and chocolate. The initial impression on the tongue was malt with butterscotch, quite nice and smooth on the palate. The finish was tinged with a slight alcoholic bite but nothing like you'd expect from a beer of over 10% ABV. The head was still slightly present by the end and left a slight Scottish lace in the glass. This is by far the best of the beers from the series and is most enjoyable. It's another fireside beer and one to make me slightly regret the arrival of warmer weather.