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"Naughty Scot" Scotch Ale - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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"Naughty Scot" Scotch Ale
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Reviews: 5
Hads: 7
Avg: 3.7
pDev: 13.78%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-27-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 7
Photo of blakelive784
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at the restaurant, strangely in a tulip glass :

Note: my serving was listed at 7.9% ABV

A - Pours a deep, transparent amber ruby color with really no discernible head. It looks alright.

S - heavy caramel and a good dose of crystal malt, unferment::ed sugars, cherries mellow alcohol, and breadth yeast. Well balanced and inviting.

T - follows the nose closely and the alcohol is hardly detectable. Nice cherry notes work well with the toasted malts and candies sugar. It's a bit less assertive than I would have guessed or like.

M - silky smooth and wet. a little thick.

D - its a good beer, and has major potential. Is have it again.

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Photo of deapokid
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank at the bar on 1-21-11. Reviewed from notes.

Chalkboard above bar notes a birthdate of 1-19-11 and an ABV of 7.3%.

Pours a copper/gold color with one finger of white head that sticks around for a while. The lacing is pillowy, despite the fact that the carbonation is much lower than expected.

Aroma is diverse, including bourbon, sugar, malt, biscuits, caramel and butterscotch. The overall effect is pleasant, although it's a shade too light for my taste.

The flavor is mild, relying heavily on a buttery malt richness. The back end packs a hint of hot booze, which keeps the sweetness to a minimum and allows in a grainy, yeast flavor. The overall subtlety becomes enjoyable as you let it warm.

Mouthfeel is smooth cover to cover, without any aggression from the sugar or booze peaking out.

This is extremely drinkable and pleasant, tasting like what you'd imagine a Double Mild Ale to taste like, if that wasn't a total oxymoron.

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Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks for the mug club points on Veteran's Day, they are most appreciated.
This brew has a murky dark red look with lower carbonation. The aroma is sweet malt with a touch of spice. It tastes sweet also with some cinnamon and clove, a tad earthy. The finish was slightly dry but enjoyable. I'm not sure if it was the higher alcohol content, or the full pumpkin ale before hand, but I was feeling the booze after this one.

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Photo of magictrokini
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Deep brown pour with a thick, creamy tan head. Aroma is sweet with caramel and toffee. Silky and light mouthfeel. Caramel, malts, and toffee dominate the taste, with some earthiness towards the end. More earthy than peat. Enjoyable, but did want more substance.

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Photo of cartagena
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had some at the Rock Bottom King of Prussia PA location.

Color = Clear Copper with white head
Aroma = Floral with some alcohol and hops
Taste = Smooth wine like, flavorful yet some hops/alcohol

Price was higher than usual but this one is a good one to fill up the growler and take home. Very drinkable as it sneaks up.

I would compare this beer a bit to Stone's Arrogant Bastard Ale but a notch lower.

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"Naughty Scot" Scotch Ale from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
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