Sticky McDoogle - Ale Asylum
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Reviews by rhoadsrage:
3.43/5 rDev -10.2%
(Served in a dimple mug)
A- The dense glowing brown body has a lumpy, bubbly tan head that sticks to the glass a bit.
S- The fruity note leads to light toasted malt notes in the finish.
T- The fruity quality leads to a malt flavor that has notes of dry toasted biscuit malt and perhaps some ester notes that might be a slight stale quality. The finish has a slight clove spice to it with a pungent hop hint that lingers.
M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a bit of a flat texture on the tongue and no alcohol heat.
O- The odd fruity flavors and the lack of luscious malt makes this a bit drab and lifeless.
09-16-2013 19:42:47 | More by rhoadsrage
More User Reviews:
4.15/5 rDev +8.6%
Deep muddled amber-brown, with scarlet glints. The head is beige and short, but, of course, sticky.
A strong maltiness assaults the nose, full of caramel, nougat, black cherry, and pineapple. Hops add a surprising amount, and even more surprising are congruent with candied orange, black tea, and dried pine bark. Alcohol come forward on deeper inhalations with a sense of spiced rum.
Enters into the mouth with a sweet caramel and brown sugar bath. It binds to the teeth, but never cloys up as a procession of fruit arrive next, all still covered in sugar and caramel. Grilled pineapple, pear, blood oranges, and cherries. Turns a bit nuttier in the middle with almonds and walnuts. Hops enter and add citric pith and pinesap flavors, and a lingering herbal bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden with only trace rummy or vinic traits (I've seen it listed between 7.5-8%), and comes out more as a tickle than a punch.
Medium-full through the mouth, with an inherent stickiness offset with enough carbonation to cut through and propel additional swigs.
I really like this. The Scotch tag is a bit of a bug-a-boo, as this seems much more of a big, malty amber ale (as opposed to their big, hoppy Ambergeddon) than anything truly Scottish in origin. No smoke, no deep earthiness, in fact, it's almost brighter than it is dank. But I'll give it leeway, because it deserves it.
02-12-2008 08:45:46 | More by cokes
3.58/5 rDev -6.3%
On tap at the brewery.OK for the style, which I rarely like in any case. Mild scotch flavour,mostly a caramel malt experience, with some brown sugar, a little sugary plum fruit. boozy. Brown colour and a bit of lace. Well carbonated, served at the right temperature.
09-08-2011 23:16:28 | More by Sammy
3.78/5 rDev -1%
Hazy chestnut body. Seemingly unfiltered. Thin head of creamy white. The nose is malty with some almost-scorched brown sugar, generic fruitiness (but with a citrus edge), and grassy hops. The flavor is solid, expressing caramelish malt, some yeasty fruitiness, and a spritz of alcohol. It has a median bitterness, and it finishes drying but not sweet, with lingering somewhat-citrusy fruit and mild grassy hops.
03-25-2007 15:02:56 | More by NeroFiddled
3.85/5 rDev +0.8%
12oz bottle - a few months old at least
consumed in the dungeon, while reading
appearance: served in an unmarked chalice - really a nice looking beverage...murky cola-amber-mahogany body, creamy beige lace with nice retention
smell: very earthy - nutty. sweet caramel, toffee, and light hints of alcohol
taste: an enjoyable scotch - alcohol is a little warm for only being 7.2% but i'm fine with that. there is a nice buttery toffee flavor with a very earthy/nutty finish.
mouthfeel: alcohol is a little warm, finishes a little flat
drinkability: pretty nice
09-03-2009 02:15:05 | More by dirtylou
3.98/5 rDev +4.2%
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a hazy deeper amber (plenty of yeast floaties can be seen), with 2 rigid fingers of light caramel colored foamy head. Both the retention and lacing maintain a rich and frothy look to it during the duration of the glass. The aroma is has a big nose of spice and bready malts on it, mixing with citrus character (I'm getting maybe a touch of some darker fruit as well) and a leafy floral feel. This was very fresh and pleasant in the nose for a Scotch Ale.
The taste has a bit of sugar cookie thing going on with it, with plenty of bread & toffee mixing with tangy citrus and a surprisingly strong dose of earthy and spicy bitterness, which stretches past the finish for a dry feel and a tiny bit of leftover sweetness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a fuller creamy feel in the mouth. Despite some heft here, the bigger ABV is well hidden.
Not usually my favorite style, this Scotch Ale kicked things up with a rather assertive hop profile that really freshened this up nicely. A bit unique and quite tasty, I dug it.
11-23-2009 17:57:21 | More by Kegatron
3.53/5 rDev -7.6%
12oz bottle in Sam Adams glass
(no date but I got this last August before the Great Taste in Madison so at least 6 months)
A: Pours a dark caramel color with a thin off-white head. It is hazy with what appears to be some yeast suspended like it was bottle conditioned.
S: On the sweet side, caramel, a little diacetyl, a little english yeast fruitiness.
T: Caramel, some light fruitiness, a hint of hops. I would like a little more "richness" for the style. No hint of diacetyl in the taste.
M: Low level of carbonation, a little over-attenuated for the style, I would like a little more "chewiness".
D: A nice Scotch ale, but not one of the best. Definitely worth trying. Easy to drink, no hint of alcohol, a solid intro to the style.
03-06-2010 01:33:49 | More by wspscott
4.23/5 rDev +10.7%
Single from Trixie's in Madison. Served in a fluted tulip glass, closest i've got to a thistle glass....
Ruddy copper red, sticky lace, clusters of bubbles around the sides.
Peat! Finally a Scotch Ale with peat-smoked malt. Sweet apple and smoldering hardwoods. Fall leaves and dried plums. Sticky on the lips but not sweet. Dry and woody, light specialty grain breadiness and estery dried fruit notes from the yeast. Very cohesive and balanced, thankfully not too sweet at all. This is really tasty, and I won't pass it up in the future...
05-11-2012 02:11:23 | More by emerge077
4.05/5 rDev +6%
12 oz bottle split and poured into a nonic.
No date or info.
A - Slightly cloudy rusty orange-amber in color, Sticky is topped by a light khaki head. Low size but good retention and sticky lace.
S - Awesome-smelling amber malt aroma with smoky hints and a great toasty caramelization. Toffee pokes out to my delight! Earthy tones overall with a light hop balance finish out.
T - Very earthy, toasted amber with toffee and caramelized malt. Subtle earthy hops add to the flavor and balance nicely.
M - Thinner than I expected, the low malt presence in the mouth feel is medium-bodied and dry with an earthy hop finish.
O - Definitely drinkable, more-so than others of the style which is good but the awesome aroma falls away just a bit.
01-13-2012 02:45:44 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.73/5 rDev -2.4%
a: piraat snifter, deep amber with some reddish-orange hues, tight little head recedes to a thin layer
s: medium toffee malts with glimpses of carob, candied grain, some peat, butter and brown sugar coated nuts, mild papery citrus hops, a pleasant scotch aroma and while it's a bit standard it is pretty by the book
m: carbonation on the low side and a medium body that dries up quickly - you just start to feel the slick barley sugars and it's suddenly gone
t: delicious toffee malts and the accompanying buttery dark fruits end all too abruptly and transition to dried citrus peel and a mild-moderate bitterness, flavors of nutshell linger, good start with a disappointingly quick finish
d: just fine, a really nice scotch despite what are in the end only minor shortcomings
single from Riley's in Madison, foamed back to VA
08-28-2009 03:20:45 | More by blackie
3.58/5 rDev -6.3%
A - Slightly hazed amber brown color with a small to average sized, light, bubbly, thinish, off-white head. Average retention leaving a faint ring of lace.
S - Sweet and lacking spice for the style. Plenty of caramel, bready malt. Brown sugar with hints of dark fruit.
T - Not much spice in the taste either. Loads of caramel and bready malt with brown sugar. Reminds me of a shortbread or gingerbread (sans ginger). Touches of raisin and hints of cinnamon and clove. Some sweet nuttiness.
M - Medium body with average carbonation. Slick, oily feel with a wet finish.
D - Sweet without the spice of the style to balance it out. Not cloying and finishes fairly clean. I finished my glass fairly easily, but wasn't necessarily craving more.
Notes: Sweet but not spiced (it could use some). A bit odd for the style. Not bad, but different. Kind of a liquid cookie dough. Decent but nothing worth searching for.
06-20-2012 05:05:12 | More by FreshHawk
Sticky McDoogle from Ale Asylum
86 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.