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Piper Down Scottish Ale (Bourbon Barrel Aged) - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Piper Down Scottish Ale (Bourbon Barrel Aged)
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86
very good

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Floydster on 10-29-2008)
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

The_Jerk, Tuesday at 05:05 PM
Photo of Moose90
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

10oz pour on-tap

A – Very dark ruby-red in the glass. Head is thin and disappears quickly. Almost stout looking.

S – Strong notes here, molasses, dark brown sugar, raisin, plum, light oak and licorice notes. Complex.

T – Wow sweetness here, and bitterness. Raisin notes abound, caramel and dark brown sugar notes come through too. Bourbon notes are rather subdued.

M – Thick, very rich beer, the 10oz was almost more than enough of a pour.

O – Quite the brew for sure, I am not a fan of this style, but this one had a tremendous depth of complexities, very nice.

Moose90, May 18, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Scottfeeney, Mar 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

ohiobeer29, Jan 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

ShanePB, Aug 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Pecan, Aug 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

SocalKicks, Aug 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Zbeetleman, May 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

dvmin98, Apr 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

spycow, Jan 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

marqoid, Dec 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

tbeq00, Dec 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

scottiethebody, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at 38 Degrees Ale House in Alhambra, CA.

Pours a clear orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, brown sugar, caramel, wood, and some slight bourbon aromas. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick and woody finish after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and drinkable.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Ralphs66, Sep 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

t0rin0, Aug 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

VaTechPhilly, Aug 09, 2012
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baybum, Aug 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

brez8791, Aug 08, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -40.8%

Agold, Aug 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

skunk242, Jul 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

CelticAleMan, Jun 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Lantern, May 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

John11486, Feb 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

ryanpj, Feb 13, 2012
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Piper Down Scottish Ale (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Ballast Point Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.