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Peeping Peater Scotch Ale - Port Townsend Brewing Company

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Peeping Peater Scotch AlePeeping Peater Scotch Ale

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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 7.2%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Port Townsend Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-15-2005)
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Reviews by ssteakley:
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ssteakley

Washington

3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My first Scotch Ale. Did not know what to expect but I did not waste happy hour on this one.My rating is just a first shot since I will need a few more different scotch ales to compare. Start to finish this is a good beer and I'm looking forward to the next one.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 01:50:22 | More by ssteakley
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Donkster46

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-31-2014 03:50:22 | More by Donkster46
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SamuelR

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-30-2014 21:35:36 | More by SamuelR
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ncherf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-08-2014 00:38:41 | More by ncherf
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

10-07-2013 15:34:56 | More by powdersoldier
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-06-2013 07:13:50 | More by GRG1313
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-30-2013 17:47:33 | More by papat444
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-18-2013 03:46:21 | More by LXIXME
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rfreed

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-21-2013 22:06:52 | More by rfreed
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jmccraney

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-17-2012 22:16:43 | More by jmccraney
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Anew

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-12-2011 15:22:26 | More by Anew
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beertunes

Washington

3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in bubble pint glass. Poured a cloudy dark amber color with an inch (after the nitro settled out) of light tan head that had great retention and very good lacing.

The aroma was very nice, solid malts, just enough peat to be interesting and a whisper of hops. The flavors were similar, typical for the style, solidly malty and not too sweet.

The body was very good, smooth, even and full. Drinkability was excellent, I could have easily poured a second down immediately, and Scotch/Scottish Ales are among my least favorite styles.

Overall, a very solid, enjoyable brew. Worth looking for when you're in the Puget Sound region.

Serving type: nitro-tap

02-14-2011 02:03:10 | More by beertunes
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dragonWhale

New York

3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

on at the Skep..

Whilst waiting for my Yeti to warm up to an appropriate drinking temperature, I perused the tap list. Ah, yes, an old favorite. And one of my favorite breweries in the state. Here we go.
Reddish brown, quasi-clear with a foamy carbonation and some lace trails.
The sweet malt has a bit of toffee and caramel and there is the background peaty goodness.
Sweetness is mellow, the peat smoke complementary with a long drying smoky finish

Serving type: on-tap

11-29-2010 18:26:29 | More by dragonWhale
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champ103

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big thanks to Dajtai007 for the trade.

A: Pours a nearly opaque reddish/brown color. At first a two finger beige head forms, and recedes in a second. Light lace is left behind.
S: Toasted malt up front and center. Lots of toffee sweetness and dark fruits. Raisins, plums, and cherries. An excellent malty aroma. Some alcohol as well. Very well incorporated.
T: Follows the nose. Lots of toasted malt and toffee sweetness. Dark fruits that follow the nose. Very nice.
M/D: A medium to full body. Fairly low on the carbonation, but not under carbonated at all. Creamy and smooth as well. Very easy to drink. The bomber is gone in no time.

Very nice. I really enjoy this, maybe not one of the best examples of the style, but just shy of the top tier. Something I recommend.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2010 02:13:58 | More by champ103
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TheJollyHop

California

4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer gushed unidentifiable white matter, much like a party popper, upon cracking off the top. Okay...

Pours a clean, red tinged dark brown with very little head. Scents of peat, smoke, and caramelized notes. Toasted almonds with a caramel finish that is preceded by some alcohol warmth. Bitterness builds early in the taste.

Milk chocolate front, light smoky peat middle; definitely umami. Bitterness balances without overpowering. Low to medium carbonated, full bodied and tongue coating. Clean, rich, and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2010 01:11:40 | More by TheJollyHop
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Mora2000

Texas

3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a murky brown with a minimal white head. The aroma is peaty, with some sweet malt and caramel. The flavor is more peat with sweet malt, toffee and caramel. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2010 19:46:19 | More by Mora2000
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honeybrewer

Washington

4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the first time I've had Port Townsend Brewing's Scotch Style Ale, although I have had several other beers they produce, and have enjoyed them all.

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a snifter, it is a clear brown color, reminiscent of, well, scotch. Especially after the little bit of head disappears, which it does quickly.

Has a nice smell; malt, light hop aroma, little bit of peat. Kind of earthy.

Has a good malty flavor base with other flavors that I can't single out when cold. As it warms however, I can more easily identify a touch of hop bitterness on the back of my tounge, and what I want to describe as an oaky/peat flavor. Seems to be very lightly carbonated, although it still has a very satisfying feel to it.

I really liked this beer, more so when it had warmed for a few minutes than when it was cold. A good beer to sip on a cold winter night. Considering the price and availability, at least in my neck of the woods, this is one of my new favorites.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2010 02:37:47 | More by honeybrewer
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wcuberos

Washington

4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Little to no head when you pour it and clears the class when you drink. Full mouth feel when you take a drink and has a malty sweet smell. It has a taste of faint coffee and chocolate and the taste lasts on your tounge

This is the first beer I've tried from Port Townsend and I'm realy impressed. I'l be giving them another try and hopefully the rest of the beers measure up.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2010 07:46:30 | More by wcuberos
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loren01

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a reddish brown color, very small head and no lacing down the glass
S: Smell is very sweet and malty. Nice roasted barley scent
T: Taste is very sweet and malty up front. Very slight hop bitterness at the back end.
M: Mouthfeel is medium to thick, slightly warming on the aftertaste although you don't really taste much alcohol.
D: Probably my favorite beer that Pt. Townsend does, I buy this one regularly and get it whenever I can when on tap.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2009 01:53:46 | More by loren01
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froghop

Washington

3.45/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a semi-hazy dark copper with a thin beige head, and some lacing.

smell is of caramel, roasted nuts, malt, and some pear.

taste is somewhat oily, a little coffee, malt, brown sugar, the sweetness of caramel, and just a little cocoa, end is slightly bitter.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2008 17:46:54 | More by froghop
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ccrida

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber into an impy pint, Hop Diggidy is a dark, clear amber brown, with an eggshell head that leaves pretty heavy lace. It looks like a cherry coke, at least the body. Unusually dark, the creaminess of the head is nice, but it looks more like generic strong ale.

Smell is pretty strong, cherries and sugary malt, a little raisin Pretty good, but not to complex.

Taste is sweeter but very smooth, definately a malt bomb, some leather esters, subdued and nicely done, a bit vinous, nice carmelization. ABV is totally hidden, wow this is very good, almost in porter territory save for the yeast character.

Mouthfeel is awesome, oily, dry and medium bodied, very supple.

Drinkability is good, this goes down pretty easily, full of the traditional flavors, tasty and smooth. Although the sweetness put it in the 'one is enough for tonight' category, this is another great offering from Port Townsend. It really built up momentum, I hated knowing I had only the one bottle as I greedily sucked it down, very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2008 05:01:28 | More by ccrida
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RJLarse

Washington

3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I bought a bomber of Port Townsend Scotch Ale several months ago while vacationing on the Olympic Peninsula. Poured into a pint tumbler.

Pours a nice garnet red color, and is clear. A modest beige head forms, but disappears quickly and is not sticky enough to lace the glass.

Smell is faint, and sweet. There is a faint earthy aroma, and a sharp acerbic scent.

The taste is sharp and bourbon-like initially. There is a sweet and sharp caramel malt flavor, and a mild bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is good, light and smootth.

I'm not much on the style, but this is a very drinkable brew. I'd probably prefer a stout or a porter, but I wouldn't turn this scotch ale down.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2008 01:18:29 | More by RJLarse
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Bookseeb

Washington

3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is dark brown with little head. Smell of lightly sweet malt, toffee or honey maybe. Taste has big malt that is lightly sweet with light breadiness. Mouthfeel is a little below medium, a good amount of carbonation and in the end I taste a little burned malt bitter aftertaste. I've had this one before in Port Townsend at the Manresa hotel and did not care for it at all. I got this one a year later when I went back to Port Townsend from a local wine shop that carries all the styles. I actually expected an unwanted pungent flavor on my taste buds when I tried this one again, but was pleasantly pleased that this one is much more mellow.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2007 01:54:42 | More by Bookseeb
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deanhead

Vermont

3.28/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I couldn't pick up much peat or caramel in the nose. Very little hop presence here in the aroma.
This beer poured a magnificent rich mahogany color, with a head the dissipated rather quickly despite my aggressive and almost over zealous pour. The color of this beer was dead on to the style.
I picked up a roasted coffee taste with my first few sips. I expected much more caramel, and toffee given the color of this beer. The finish was with a subtle combination of peat and toffee.
This beer was good, but it emanated more coffee and roasted notes then I care for in this style. It was a nice medium bodied beer none the less. Again given the color I would have expected something a little chewier than this.
With that said it at 7% ABV it is still a highly drinkable beer. It's worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2007 20:26:57 | More by deanhead
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RedDiamond

Oregon

3.45/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I’m fussy about Scotch ales as they can so easily be destroyed by a zealous over-enthusiasm for peat malts – an excess of which can be downright painful. Thankfully, “Peeping Peater” doesn’t cross the line and instead delivers a stylish mustiness. The smell is of floral earthiness and the taste is soundly peated but with a full base malt compliment. The dense auburn body conceals sluggish carbonation.

A very satisfactory beer though I noted a slight phenolic intrusion.

Serving type: on-tap

10-16-2007 06:05:12 | More by RedDiamond
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