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Cold Smoke Scotch Ale - Kettle House Brewing Co.

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Cold Smoke Scotch AleCold Smoke Scotch Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

142 Ratings
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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 18
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kettle House Brewing Co. visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formulated with Montana grown 2-row barley, northwest Goldings hops, and lotsa love, this hearty ale drinks very smooth. Not bitter at all and not too sweet either. Novice beer drinkers have been known to take a taste and then say, “WOW! That’s not what I expected… that’s GOOD!” A hint of roasted barley lends a slight coffee-like smoky finish. With a 6.5% abv, this beer is perfect after a day of rippin’ lines on area or your favorite back country getaway.

11 IBU

(Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-20-2002)
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-31-2012 00:26:19 | More by Massbmx
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Flathead_Monster

Montana

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-15-2013 00:14:10 | More by Flathead_Monster
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Jonster02

Montana

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-08-2012 04:13:20 | More by Jonster02
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-03-2013 19:15:57 | More by Keith_Martin
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Oregon

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Bockerdoppel91

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-01-2012 17:33:37 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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SCZ

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-27-2012 23:37:24 | More by SCZ
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fdkayti

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-13-2011 02:08:54 | More by fdkayti
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-21-2012 02:02:54 | More by HoistinBrews
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Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Shango42

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-10-2011 04:09:41 | More by Shango42
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a pint glass, perfect pour with a nice amount of light tan head that went straight to the brim of the glass. beer color is more like a porter - deep amber/brown. smells of vanilla, oak, slight hint of fruit (overtone of grapes). tastes very smokey, malty, sweet chocolate, slight bitterness from hops (very faint but in the aftertaste). real smooth on the palate, a little creamy on the roof of the mouth.. goes down like a nice stout. this is very well balanced beer.. never thought i liked scotch ales until i had this (and the three floyds one). very nice.

Serving type: can

03-19-2012 17:58:36 | More by facundoCNB
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elglueckert

Montana

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-20-2013 06:42:06 | More by elglueckert
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Montana

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indiapaleale

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour - the can very clearly reads "Canned on Sept 3 10". Love that! I wish more canning breweries made it that easy to see when they filled their cans. Anyways, this one pours a very, very dark amber with a inch of thick, yellowish-white head on top. This looks great, I am ready to dive in.

Aroma - brown sugar, brown bread, molasses, caramel, honey...all the sweet things in life basically. Rich and malty smelling as a good Scotch Ale should be.

Taste - smooth on the lips and tongue with a good bit of malty sweetness clearing the palate...for more malty sweetness. Like most other Scotch Ales the malt is the dominant flavor. Plenty of that biscuity flavor associated with malty brews as well as caramel and honey. As it warms I get some fruity apple cider-y flavors as well. Very tasty stuff.

Overall - sweet but not cloying. Actually, this is more of a juicy, malty brew if that makes any sense. Its refreshing like a lighter brew might be. Sort of hard to explain. Its easy to see why this is their flagship brew, its easy to drink and even easier to enjoy. If you like Amber Ales, ESBs or Brown Ales (or other Scotch Ales obviously) you'll certainly enjoy this beer.

Would I buy more of it? - hells yes. Great stuff in a great, big, awesome-looking can. Loads of malty goodness and just about perfect on a cold night in front of the fireplace.

Serving type: can

12-01-2010 01:21:01 | More by indiapaleale
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear, dark garnet-hued body wtih a small, bubbly, whiteish head.

Smell: Peaty, malty aroma of caramel candy, toasted nuts, and even some chocolate.

Taste: Toasty, nutty malts with a mild sweetness. Light peat character. Sprinkle of cocoa powder. Mildly earthy bitterness. Slight taste of pitted fruits. Mildly sweet, relatively clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Not a bad lil' scotch ale, though I could stand and would appreciate a ramped up peaty smokiness.

Serving type: can

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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beerdrifter

Germany

3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark mahogany pour with a quickly fading one finger beige head with minimal lacing. Really nice sweet, malty nose with hints of caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits, brown bread, molasses, and just a touch of cocoa. The taste follows suit with sweet roasty caramel malt up front along with hints of tobacco, brown bread, figs, subtle peaty smoke, toffee, vanilla, and cocoa. The mouthfeel is smooth and slightly thick with perfect carbonation and great balance. Overall, one of the better interpretations of a Scotch Ale I've had. Very drinkable and flavorful.

Serving type: can

11-06-2013 16:59:31 | More by beerdrifter
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Duff27

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Canned on 11/3/2011

A- Half-inch light tan head on a dark ruby red beer. Above average head retention...drink by drink step lacing on one side of the pint glass, splotchy lacing on the side that's being drank from.

S- Whiffs of cola and slight peat/smoke.

T- Big time sweet maltiness, caramel. Cola-esque aftertaste. Low to no hop presence, per style guidelines.

M- Full creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation is there, well integrated and isn't biting. Feels nice.

D/O- Very impressed with my first Kettlehouse offering. May not in the top tier scotch ale conversation but very solid nonetheless. Thanks fdkayti!

Serving type: can

12-13-2011 01:59:56 | More by Duff27
Cold Smoke Scotch Ale from Kettle House Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.