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Bannatyne's Scotch Ale - Cambridge Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

94 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.42%
Wants: 20
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-24-1999)
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Todd

Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Whoa! This is one hell of an ass-kickin' beer. Very rich and malty, with caramel flavours and an extreme alcohol presence. A pint of this and you're on your way!

It was poured and presented still. They tend to pour their pints carefully and to the top of the glass, so you get more beer but no head.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2001 11:49:06 | More by Todd
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: On tap.

Appearance: Very dark brown with burnt ruby hues ... an amazing think and sticky head clings on top.

Smell: Toffee, creamy with a hint of mild coffee.

Taste: A touch of dark chocolate and rich over caramelized sugar up front in this creamy and chewy full bodied brew. A slightly spicy alcoholic bite warms the mouth, a bitter roasted grainy finish balances the palate though there is some residual toffee like sweetness in the end also.

Notes: Very impressive and deceiving to say the least boasting 9.2% abv. No holding back for Will with this brew.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-1999 00:00:01 | More by BeerAdvocate
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a - Pours a dark, reddish brown color with one to two inches of off white head and low to moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of dark fruits, caramel malts, toffee, raisins, plums, toasted malts, sweet fruity malts, some sugar. Nice and sweet with a lot more fruit than I was expecting. I like it.

t - Tastes of caramel malts, toffee, toasted malts, bready malts, grains, dark fruits, sweet fruity malts, wheat, sugar. More caramel here than the nose; a slight step up from the nose.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Smooth and definitely doesn't feel like 9.2% ABV. Nice feel and no heat.

o - Overall a very nice scotch ale, and another nice beer from Cambridge. Lots of dark fruits in the nose and caramel in the taste, and easy to drink. Would definitely go for it again next time I go to the brewpub.

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Bannatyne's Scotch Ale from Cambridge Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.