Second Sight Strong Scotch Ale - Black Raven Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
3.84/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Red chestnut, thick yet transparent. Creamy traces of head linger to the end of the glass.
S - Malty to the core with pleasant caramelisation.
T - Rich and nutty, could pair easily with a game stew or dundee cake. Strongly malted flavours complimented a little sweetness to open and a hint of bitterness to finish.
M - Sticky and syrupy. I preferred the reduced carbonation I got from having this a couple of days after filling over and against fresh draft; it allows the carmelised maltiness to shine through more easily.
O - Highly sessionable, keeping the abv. well hidden. The finish is pretty long, and is in keeping with the sweet, malty and sticky characteristics of the beer. I definitely preferred this warmer and flatter.
Serving type: growler
04-05-2014 07:30:32 | More by abeeronthebeach
3.78/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
16oz on tap in a shaker pint glass at the Pine Box, Seattle WA.
Appearance: Clear deep coppery red. Thin light tan head. Plenty of fine persistent lacing.
Smell: Not very much. A little bit metallic when I first got it. Some hints of something clean & floral with some underlying sweetness later. The sweetness came out more as the beer warmed up but still faint.
Taste: Good malt flavor, but not overly sweet. Transitions from toasted malt and a hint of toffee to a solid bitter finish. Fairly hoppy, but not exceedingly aggressive. Still, more hoppy than most scotch ales/wee heavy beers I've had. The hop finish was part pine, part herbal, part woody. The bitterness subsided a bit as the beer warmed up.
Mouthfeel: Good carbonation - a little spicy on the tongue. Sticky on the teeth.
Overall / Drinkability: An interestingly hoppy take on a scotch ale. I was not expecting that much of a bitter finish, but it works. A good full flavor beer, but a bit different for the style. One was enough though - I'm not feeling like I need to have another.
Serving type: on-tap
04-02-2014 00:57:10 | More by damndirtyape
3.58/5 rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
draft at uber tavern
a: snifter serving, deep amber-brown in color, floating an off-white head with good retention
s: big malty nose - mostly toffee with some undertones of cocoa and caramel, dark fruits, rich, hardly hopped, smells nice enough
m: moderate bodied with smooth carbonation, malt thickness
t: fairly aligned with the nose - fully malted with buttery toffee and caramel, subtle touches of fruit, slight chocolate, sweet and lingering
o: an enjoyable scotch ale with dense, tasty malt flavors
Serving type: on-tap
04-19-2013 03:52:56 | More by blackie
Second Sight Strong Scotch Ale from Black Raven Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.