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Scottish Ale - Black Swan Brewpub

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Scottish Ale
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86
very good

10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 3.82%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Swan Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JamesS on 01-24-2012)
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Tsar_Riga

Indiana

3.8/5  rDev -3.3%

A - Opaque brown, light tan head, very minimal without lacing. Not a pretty beer, but nothing offensive.

S - Roasted malts come through, burnt sugars.

T - This is the highlight. I like sweet beers, and this is certainly that. In addition, you get a nuttiness along with the sugar and caramel. There is a bit of bitterness in the close, a hint of bittersweet chocolate as well, and these counterpoints are enough to mitigate the potential for cloying malty sweetness. It is a line this beer dances up to but does not cross.

M - Heavy, as you'd expect. The slight bitterness of the close is the only relief, because the carbonation is minimal. It may have been in the initial pour, but even on the night I bought it, there was only a mild exhalation when I opened it up.

O - This is not a balanced beer, but it is one I enjoy. There is a lot of malt, but sometimes I like a heavy sticky mess, and honestly, if you can't get down in the malt with a Wee Heavy, when can you? This is a high impact beer, but it remains quite drinkable because there is a bit of bite in the background. But between drinks, it is the sweet malt that lingers.

04-01-2014 05:39:27 | More by Tsar_Riga
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psmith161

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-08-2014 22:21:05 | More by psmith161
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-10-2014 00:44:12 | More by MSandahl23
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-10-2013 23:52:56 | More by BarryMFBurton
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ifixufly

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-31-2013 04:06:58 | More by ifixufly
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Jamison85

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-27-2013 16:38:39 | More by Jamison85
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ATXboozer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

11-26-2012 02:34:53 | More by ATXboozer
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captainbearcat

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-04-2012 14:45:31 | More by captainbearcat
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robwestcott

Indiana

3.78/5  rDev -3.8%

poured cold from a 3-week old growler a deep dark brown to a dogfish head signature glass with a wisp of a short lasting head leaving no lace.

aroma of candied almonds and toffee

big and sweet way up front, hard candy, butterscotch, brown sugars, and a bit of nuttiness.

big bodied, low carbonation - though its likely a function of not quite a full fill, leaving a bit too much air space in the neck of the growler.

overall, a good wee heavy and had i opened it sooner, i think it would have been even better.

02-11-2012 17:38:12 | More by robwestcott
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JamesS

Indiana

3.73/5  rDev -5.1%

Poured a very nice bright copper color with some nice head and nice lacing. Hugely deep scent, extremely malty in the nose, very sweet. Huge sweet taste, as well; hints of caramel and a little bit of hops at the end, but everything was overwhelmed by the maltiness (not even my Scotch ales from Scotland have been so overwhelmingly sweet). It didn't have a bad flavor in it, just could've been toned down some. Wend down alright, if somewhat thick.

01-24-2012 16:05:43 | More by JamesS
Scottish Ale from Black Swan Brewpub
86 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.