Cold Smoke Scotch Ale - Kettle House Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Klym:
3.45/5 rDev -12.9%
Poured into a stone nonic. Big thanks to my family for getting this one to me!
This is a pretty strongly average scotch ale with some slightly above average features. The mouthfeel is certainly the weakspot on this one, thin and a tad flat with no appealing carbonation. There's a bizarre over-sweetness in the aftertaste on this and the heat comes through a little thick in the beginning. Balance is a big issue in this beer but overall it comes through with a sweet alcohol that is reminiscent of a classic scotch ale. Not bad to drink but also not that easy to give a flattering tick.
10-11-2011 03:45:19 | More by Klym
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2.93/5 rDev -26%
Doing some drinking of extra's I have gotten in trades. Not sure where this one came from but thnx anyway! Poured into my DFH signature glass.
Very dark amber color almost brown. Nice lacing and had a very small head that is off white in color
Smell - not much of any aroma a little sweet but not much there
taste - sweet and nice. Newer style to me light not overwhelming
mouthfeel - thin
Overall - would drink again but wouldn't seek out.
07-28-2011 21:21:02 | More by rwinzing
4.83/5 rDev +22%
I may a bit biased in this review of the Kettlehouse's Cold Smoke. I mean it was one of the first beers I consumed legally in a brewery. For a few years not a day went by in which I didn't stop by the K-hole to get my hands on one of the many delicious beers they have to offer. But enough about the brewery.
Cold Smoke hold a place in my heart as one of the best beers to have graced my tastebuds. Like the name, a pint dripping with sweat and crisp white head, leaves me dreaming of the a days turns in the seemingly never ending cold smoke of a fresh powder day-- and its August.
08-04-2011 22:01:29 | More by MontanaBeers
4.1/5 rDev +3.5%
Can shared by jophish17 - thanks!
Pours a clear chestnut brown color with a half-finger tan head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.
Smells of smooth caramel malts with a hint of toastiness and milder hints of toffee.
Tastes similar to how it smells. The malt flavors are a bit more complex as now hints of milk chocolate and lightly roasted malts back up the robust caramel malt flavors. Midway through the sip the flavors sweeten and hints of toffee make their way out, carrying through to a crisp ending.
Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.
Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.
Overall this was a nicely done scotch ale - very smooth and generous with different varities of malt flavors. Well worth a shot.
03-28-2010 16:06:58 | More by glid02
3.4/5 rDev -14.1%
My brother who goes to school in Missoula recently brought this back for me.
Pours an nice dark mahogany, with a nice single finger of head that sticks around for a while, leaving a small amount of lacing.
Smell is of roasted & sweet malts. Nothing jumping out.
Taste is very similar to the nose, sweet roasted malts. Hints of roasted coffee beans, toffee...
Rather thin on the tongue, finishes clean with little residual taste in the mouth. Pleasant but nothing remarkable or noteworthy for that matter.
I guess I prefer, especially for this category, for the flavors to be a little more bold. Not a bad beer by any stretch of the imagination, just nothing that would make me go out of my way to get it again.
05-15-2011 00:31:22 | More by dc55110
3.95/5 rDev -0.3%
Canned on June 3, 2010. Good to know.
This beer pours a clear, very dark mahogany hue, with a multitude of foamy, rocky light beige head, which renders some thin layers of lace around the glass upon its retreat. It smells of roasted bready caramel malt, a bit of peat, and some citrusy alcohol. The taste is lightly toasted caramel malt, a soft chocolaty nuttiness, a little bit of vanilla bean, and an echo of smoke. The carbonation is quite sedate, the body medium weight, appealingly smooth and practically seductive. It finishes clean, and off-dry, a mildly smoky nuttiness presiding.
One easy-drinking scotch ale, no heat from the fortifying booze at all, which means that the name is at least half-right, the titular smoke being pretty ethereal.
10-08-2010 23:13:28 | More by biboergosum
3.9/5 rDev -1.5%
16oz can, singles available throughout Montana...enjoyed by the fire in yellowstone
appearance: cool cans with outdoorsy narratives about the brew - cola-mahogany body, tan lace
smell: dry roasted malt, sweet dark fruits, toffee, peat, brown sugar
taste: quite enjoyed this scotch which i often saved for the nightcap when the evening chill set in...well balanced - sweet caramel and toffee, dried dark fruit, lightly roasted malts, touch of chocolate
mouthfeel: smooth and a little sweet
overall: nice - enjoyed this canned beer quite a bit
07-11-2011 17:11:36 | More by dirtylou
Cold Smoke Scotch Ale from Kettle House Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.