Gang Aft Agley (whiskey Barrel Aged) - Sly Fox Brewing Company
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4.35/5 rDev -1.8%
Growlered this to take home after the Robbie Burns night at the Phoenixville, where I drank a bunch of the cask version. -This growler had the luck of watching the Birds stomp the falcons today on the way to the Bowl!
Very dark and clear, almost the same bottle-brown color as the growler. Tons of thick and creamy khaki head that finally settled down to a smooth layering. Scents of sweet caramelly maltiness and whiskey. Very smooth and creamy feel in the medium body, very good mouthfeel to it. Just notice the carbination, very nice. Dark flavors, black coffee, merlot, bit oakiness and slight whiskey. Semi-sweet or almost an unsweetened chocolate or cocoa powder, but not really chocolate-like. kind of dry flavored, almost like bladk tea. Leaves alot of good flavor in your mouth. Very drinkable, goes down easily as a session.
01-24-2005 03:15:06 | More by shapudding
4.38/5 rDev -1.1%
I had this on tap at the BA Philly Beer Rally. It was exceptional. It poured a very dark brown almost black with a brown head that stays around for a long time and leaves some small lacing down the glass. There is an aroma of deep maltiness with a really nice scotch whiskey overtone. The beer would have been good without spending time in the scotch barrel, but the scotch definitely deepens the taste and adds that really nice bite to the smoky malty flavor of the Scottish ale. This was heavy in the mouth with a real smoothness that was unexpected from the aroma. This was great from the first sip to the last. I would have stayed sipping these until I dropped.
04-03-2004 22:55:56 | More by rdrummer
4.8/5 rDev +8.4%
One of the best beers from the 2004 Philly BA Rally. Originally brewed and then whiskey barrel aged in celebration of Robbie Burns' Day, it means "oft go astray" in Scottish pidgin. Brian O'Reilly, Sly Fox's Brewmaster, says the beer did a month in the whisky barrel and then three months in stainless steel before the BA Rally enjoyed it.
Pours a luscious deep brown color, deep and full like a piece of dark chocolate cake. Has a full sheen of tight foam that stays up surprisingly well through each glass (definitely more than one), and left delicate stain off of similar lace. Impressive because most Wee Heavies become fairly flat in their appearance rather quickly.
Smells of deep, musty oak and a big sense of vanilla shading toward cooked coconut meat. The definition of dark malt, oaky depth, and a dark toasty core. Underneath these scents is a huge malty base of thick darkness and roast. A beautiful combination of a hearty dark scotch ale with the aromatics of a heady scotch whisky.
Taste is a meal of dark malt, smooth lager-like roastiness, wood, and a big chunk of dark chocolate soaked in whisky. Opens to nips of sweet vanilla/coconut shavings and a chewy, thick sense of dark malt like oreo cookie crumbs. Tastily complex like a piece of cake soaked in just the right amount of the right liquor. Moderate mouthfeel.
I like big Scottish Ales, and I like a good whisky, so I love this beer. This is a dark heaven and one of those beers that immediately and continually hit my tongue with joyful flavor. I'll say it again, Brian, you've got a winner here!
03-28-2004 23:00:14 | More by nomad
4.2/5 rDev -5.2%
Good Lord! I'm sure this is an interesting beer without being put in whiskey barrels, but after that, this transforms...into something very close to a mild whiskey. Pours nearly jet black with a thick tan head which recedes quickly. Aroma is, well...whiskey, with notes of vanilla extract as well . Flavor is very malty, with notes of chocolate and dark, roasty coffee. And of course, you guessed it, whiskey. Alcohol seems higher than 7.5%, though it may be...I'm not sure the effect whiskey barrel aging has on this figure, if any. Mouthfeel is full and rich, with just a touch of carbonation to balance out the intense flavors. I really enjoyed this beer and found it to be amazingly unique. If you hate whiskey, I wouldn't go after this one. I only wish they would have filled my growler with some!
03-28-2004 06:40:17 | More by IrishRedRock
Gang Aft Agley (whiskey Barrel Aged) from Sly Fox Brewing Company
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