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Second Sight Strong Scotch Ale - Black Raven Brewing Co.

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Second Sight Strong Scotch Ale
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BA SCORE
85
very good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Raven Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 12-11-2009)
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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

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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.

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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.

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I had Second Sight poured from a fresh growler into a standard pint glass on the evening of May 23, 2012.

Appearance: Second Sight pours dark amber with a sturdy, light tan head and very solid carbonation.

Smell: The aroma is dominated by caramel and buttery toffee smells that didn’t seem to change at all as the beer sat.

Taste: The taste is even more caramel-centric than the aroma at first, moving into a nutty and malty sweetness, and finishing with faint smoke and woodiness.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is definitely a bit sappy but, overall, I liked the heft and smoothness. I also appreciated that the carbonation stuck around to mediate the thickness and sweetness. The complexity of this beer, and its big 7.2% ABV character, really comes out in the mouthfeel.

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Second Sight Strong Scotch Ale from Black Raven Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.