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Maltopia Double Scotch Ale - Hermitage Brewing

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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 16.28%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hermitage Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Zorro on 11-25-2010)
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

DeadeyeOTDO, Oct 22, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev +5.8%

mrjbrown27, Sep 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

dalahodson, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

TerryB, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Rockjocknroll, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Chucker17, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

jgunther71, May 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

krome, May 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

1Nrwyscotch, May 02, 2014
Photo of Tone
3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy, brown color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight roasted malt, slight dry hop, hint of pale malt, hint of alcohol, and a hint of oatmeal. Fits the style of a Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight roasted malt, hint of alcohol, slight dry hop, hint of oatmeal, and slight hop. Overall, good appearance, aroma, feel, and body.

Tone, Apr 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Benvarine, Mar 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Texasfan549, Feb 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Eric908, Jan 27, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Mosul, Jan 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

greymalkin, Jan 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

zeff80, Dec 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

largadeer, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of EagleTalon
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours to a nice thick beige head that falls to a thin ring of foam and no lacing (too much alcohol and not enough hops?). Color is a textbook caramelized amber-brown. Hazy. Aroma is vanilla, molasses, caramel, Southern Comfort, triple-sec, fruity ale esters and some "spice". Flavor is very much malty and alcoholic, a true sipping beer if there ever was one. It drinks like a brandy or liqueur. It is malty sweet and pleasantly boozy--the alcohol is in your face, but tastes clean and refined and not "hot". It has no detectable hop character so the balance comes in the form of a nondescript tannic acid bite. Mouthfeel is full and slick with notable alcohol perception. Overall, I like this, but as for malty beers, this goes way beyond what I am looking for in an everyday quaff. The flavors are loud and bold and it has such a long finish that it ruins your palate for anything else for a while. End of flight or session only. A dessert beer. Extreme malt can be as distracting as extreme hops.

EagleTalon, Oct 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

jplopez21, Sep 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

robbee, Sep 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

BRD14, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.76/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a snifter at Beer Market - Vernon Hills.

Finishing the visit the BMVH off with my first taste of a relatively new brewery to this distribution area. It pours a clear sunrise bronze-copper topped by a finger of glowing off-white foam. The nose comprises maple syrup, lightly-toasted biscuit, sweet flowers, and buttery toffee. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some candied orange peel and a drier sense to the syrup and biscuit. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying-ish finish. Overall, a nice little Scotch ale, something that makes me curious about the rest of this brewery's offerings...

TMoney2591, Jun 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

kguard, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of russpowell
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours brown/tea colored with 2+ fingers of quickly dropping tan head, very noisy! Decent head retention & lacing

S: Plums, bready notes & toffee, where's the peatyness?

T: Caramel; some tobacco, toffee, peatyness & dryness up front. Big-time malty sweetness as this warms, dry & warming, peat/woodyness as well. Finishes dry, warming, somewhat figgy, a bit of peatyness with much toffee sweetness, but in balance. Almost pulled a 4.0

MF: Fairly chewy, slight over-carbonation, warming with a bit of smooth out on the carbonation as it warms

I like/love this style & in my neck of the woods, there aren't enough on offer. This fills a void & will buys this again if I see 4-6 packs of this ( this was part of a mix sixer, for a change a pleasant suprise! ). Not one to stay on, but a nice night cap brew to be sure. Only tried 2 from these guys, so far both are winners

russpowell, May 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

leprechaunandfatman, May 12, 2013
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Maltopia Double Scotch Ale from Hermitage Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.