This is an imported Samuel Adams rather than a brewed-under-contract-by-Shepherd-Neame one and it’s rather nice.
It pours a deep leathery chestnut colour and smells of toffee, spices and well worn saddles.
There’s a good chewy treacle and waffle malt tinged with heat from the added ginger ad cinnamon, and a zesty fruitiness from the orange peel.
The hops are bitter herbal leaves, tarragon and basil, and they add a sharp edge to the spiced sticky toffee of the finish.
Very nice indeed.
Source: Shepherd Neame