Scotch Ale - The Covey Restaurant & Brewery
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Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Bagman007:
2.7/5 rDev -16.4%
Served on tap in a pint glass.
A- Very dark reddish brown coloring with a little bit of head.
S- The alcohol is very prevalent in the scent. Also somewhat of a citrus scent as well.
T- Very strong taste of alcohol. The alcohol content is not very will hidden at all. Somewhat sweet as well.
M- Somewhat of a bitter, dry feel. Almost too dry.
D- Not that drinkable because of the high alcohol content and the fact that it is not well hidden.
Overall this is a very strong beer and I think that really detracts from it as it is not well hidden.
01-28-2009 02:39:03 | More by Bagman007
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3.3/5 rDev +2.2%
Not much in the head department, although this is probably a result of pour (get it?) technique by the bartender. Nice dark reddish-brown.
Really pretty short on aroma, probably related to the head issue again. Some dark fruit/caramel/generally malty stuff going on. In the mouth, it's a solid malt-bomb, with all of the aromas I wanted to smell available for my perusal - sweetness all around, some dark fruit again, caramel, and a background of woody robustness. Very pleasant. Medium-full in the mouth, pleasant enough texture. Alcohol is noticeable but not aggressive. High ABV makes its presence known towards the end of the glass, and I don't know that I'd especially want to go beyond the two-serving limit on this one.
I have the problem of not knowing anything about the wee heavy style, so I can't really review this based on that. It wasn't far off from a strong doppelbock or similar malt-bomb, and I liked it pretty darn well paired with the happy-hour potstickers. If you're a stickler for authenticity, though, you may want to look elsewhere.
08-29-2006 00:00:23 | More by Melchizedek
4.13/5 rDev +27.9%
Extra big thank you to Blake for thinking of me when he saw this. I can inspire my fellow man to do great things... it must be the beer talking. :P
Shared with a tiny handful at the MBAS meet(I drank most of it Blake, I swear).
Pours out an inky deep brown, with a bourbon-ish hue. A caked on inch of bubbling golden brown head settles any "what if's?" in my mind. No lace.
Big whiffs of raisins & chocolate toffee come off the top even as I pour. A hinting of mild smoke, that is more like pan fry then wood. Some teriyaki/soy sauce/Sam Adams Triple Bock qualities that aren't off-putting to me. Brandy-ish alcohol.
Anise, pecans, hickory, brown sugar, & again... raisins. Yeastiness that could be mistaken for something Belgian. Earthy. Finish is very mildly bittered, with traces of grain & honey.
Body was amply carbed, helping ease down the meaty body. Alcohol felt about right. It does not taste "hot".
I heard this set you back a few. I must of mentioned I like scotch ales. Thank you. :)
03-13-2009 04:07:25 | More by PEBKAC
3.35/5 rDev +3.7%
Pours a medium brown with an off-white head. Slightly murky to me, but it was late in the evening.
Not allot of aroma to me, though I could make out a little hint of earthy/peat tones. Slight malt aroma as well.
Mouthfeel was pretty good with this beer for the style. it was pretty filling.
I was not that impressed with the flavor of this beer and I am a big Wee Heavy fan. Seemed to have some estery flavors that just did not fit for me. Nice malty beer with allot of flavors melded together. A good beer, but just not right for the style in my opinion. Pricy also at $5.25 for a 12 oz. pour.
I would like to try this beer again in the fall and see if it aged any better.
08-21-2006 16:46:29 | More by brewerdlux
2.65/5 rDev -18%
Pours a dark caramel color with a thin head. Nose is light and dry, some sugary malt and a trace of berries.
Flavors are rich and malty sweet, pungent, almost syrupy. Dark caramel, some butterscotch, maybe some faint peat. I detect a little bit of sweet fruity esters, which I think is uncharacteristic for the style and detracts a bit. Some residual alcohol heat and slickness in the finish, along with some mild woody, whiskey element.
Mouthfeel is medium-heavy, slick and slightly sticky on the lips. Aging since they opened (4 months), this beer might benefit from another 4-6 months to smooth it out and better meld the flavors together.
My first impression of this beer was not favorable. I still think this beer is too estery to be true to the wee heavy style, but the flavors have come together a little more than when it was first released, so I bumped my score up slightly.
Served in a smaller glass and for a higher price than the rest (because of the higher ABV, limit of 2, blah blah blah).
08-01-2006 18:08:10 | More by assurbanipaul
Scotch Ale from The Covey Restaurant & Brewery
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.