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Smuttynose Scotch Style Ale (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

455 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 455
Reviews: 275
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 54
Gots: 24 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Scotch Ale is a bold amber beer that balances smooth rich sweetness with a hint of peat smoked malt. The infusion of this subtle smokiness invites images of heather fields, platters of haggis, & the poetry of William McGonagall. Enjoy one with your mates!

2007 - 8.2%
2008 - 7.1%

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 12-26-2001)
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avylover

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Smuttynose, always interesting and I never quite know what to expect with thier brews, which is refreshing.
This one pours a clear brown with some ruby highlights and a good foamy head that seems to sit still(note-then it died quick). Aroma is heavy on the malt. Bit of a chocolate milkshake aroma, and some barely detectable hops. Taste is smooth & chocolatey. Not too sweet but very flavorful. Malted milk and creamy coffee come to mind. The finish is quite hoppy for the style, and in a way clashes with the creamines of this brew..this is not balancing, the hops just kind of seem "there". they do help the overall aftertaste, preventing a very sweet residue from poking it's head out. The mouthfeel is slick with a bit too much carbonation. Not really all that drinkable though, as expected for the style IMO.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2003 23:30:51 | More by avylover
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Appearance:
Deep brown, caramel, looks delicious, copper hue in the light
Nose:
Caramel and toffee. Strong, thick malt presence
Palate:
Caramel and toffee and heavy with malt. Alcohol presence makes itself known throughout the drink, almost a peat smokiness
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Serving type: bottle

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Smuttynose Scotch Style Ale (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 455 ratings.