Full Malted Jacket - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
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4.5/5 rDev +20%
On tap at Strong Ale 2011.
A: Reddish brown with nice clarity and a finger of tan foam. Very nice color.
S: Lots of caramel and earthy notes with a little dark toffee. Smoke is light. Esters remind me of plum and raisin.
T: Pronounced caramel with notes of sugar, a touch of toffee, and a light bitterness. Bread blends with biscuit and earth. Plum is evident. The finish is smooth with notable warming on the palate.
M: Upper medium body with high carbonation. The mouthfeel is smooth and sticky.
Overall: A very good Strong Scotch that's begging to be put into barrel.
12-03-2011 23:34:44 | More by HopHead84
4.45/5 rDev +18.7%
Love the name.
This pours a thick ruddy-amber with tight white foam. There’s a sweetish, caramel and toasted coconut aroma on it. Just a touch of rummy heat comes across as it warms. Tastes malty sweet, with a hint of caramel, some toasted coconut, a light bit of toffee. Runs hot . Still tasty.
12-04-2013 09:05:36 | More by elNopalero
4.38/5 rDev +16.8%
Nice to have a stellar on-tap version of the style. Quaffed down at the Library Alehouse while complimenting the brewer, who tells me there's a batch aging in bourbon barrels. Bourbon is appropriate here- there's a boozy presence already reminiscent of bourbon. Complimenting the warming alcohol are pleasant caramel and malt flavors that linger in the finish. Having fresh on-tap is a different experience when (appropriately) compared to bottle conditioned Traquair. FMJ comes across as cleaner tasting and less vinous. Very much my favorite of the Beachwood offerings. Well done, Julian!
01-27-2012 05:10:24 | More by Wowcoolman
4.19/5 rDev +11.7%
22oz, Winter 2013
A: Nice deep amber color. Looks fairly clear. Thin layer of off white/light tan head. Leaves some sticky lacing. Seems nicely carbonated.
S: Really nice richness on nose. Pulling dark toffee and caramel. Maybe some roast?
T: Sweet malty goodness. Toffee and caramel and some touches of vanilla. No harshness. There is a hint of booze heat on the finish.
M: It's full bodied. Full flavor.
06-10-2013 18:40:46 | More by inlimbo77
4.11/5 rDev +9.6%
my bottle also says 9.2% and jusging by the long time between reviews, i'd say this is another edition of the same.
and i paid $14.99 for my bottle at Whole Foods and the danged brewery is literally a couple miles away(?). if this one aint good, i'm sticking with the the far away (and cheaper and tastier) belgians.
poured a dark nut brown with no topping or even a layer of foam. minute air bubbles cling to the side, though, as i tip the brew to one side.
smell is kind of like a plum(?), definite malts.
taste is all malt. thicker and chewier dark-fruit-kind-of taste on the palate, minimal bitterness, but a little tart on the sideof the tongue as it passes. classified as a "wee heavy", i purchased it on that premise. it doesnt sem to resemble the wee heavy as i know it but i'm not an expert. i just know what i had tasted in the past. this tastes like a very malted, semi-roasted attempt of a higher-abv brew and it's not bad. it's not great, but so far i'm having fun with it.
and what's with the wax covering on the bottle and cap? i have to wrestle my damned beer to get it open before i can even drink it? you'd think the beer in your life would be an easy catch, especially after posting $15 for it. but, just like a woman, nothing is free; even after paying for it . . . . prost!
03-24-2013 23:24:12 | More by pkalix
4.08/5 rDev +8.8%
Served in a thistle (niiice).
Dark brown/amber hue. Finger of off white head. Great lacing and retention.
Super nice caramelized brown sugar and toffee nose. Touch of resin and alcohol.
Taste follows smell. The caramelization is eepic. Nice hop and alcohol bite on the end as well.
Mouthfeel is huge, chewy, touch hot.
Pretty kick ass scotch ale.
12-01-2011 01:56:38 | More by billshmeinke
3.98/5 rDev +6.1%
On-tap at Beachwood I, $2 for 16 oz. during $2 days,
A: Pours a deep red brown with a medium white head, good retention, great lace.
S: Some earthy notes, malt dominated toffee.
T: Classic flavour to the style. Lots of dark bread and toffee, hint of brown sugar. Mild hop character but does balance it out.
M: Medium to full-bodied, the sugar is contained well, not cloying. Smooth, creamy carbonation, almost nitro like.
O: A solid Scotch Ale, not as good as Traquair or Skullsplitter, but definitely something worth trying.
12-07-2011 01:11:23 | More by Halcyondays
3.93/5 rDev +4.8%
On tap at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.
Pours a clear dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Taste is much the same with a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some solid aromas and flavors that make it easy to drink.
07-25-2012 02:04:40 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.91/5 rDev +4.3%
Appearance - Dark reddish- brown color with a modest light beige head that slowly faded.
Smell Faint toffee-like aromas, with some raisins and bready notes.
Taste - Toffee and raisin-like malty notes typical of the style with a malty finish. At certain times when I was drinking this I got some root beer-like notes.
Mouth-feel -On the light side of medium- body with a moderate level of carbonation.
Overall - Decent Scotch ale from Beachwood.
01-23-2012 07:16:41 | More by IKR
3.81/5 rDev +1.6%
Pour from 650ml bottle.
Color is an attractive deep reddish amber. Light tan head that disappears quickly . Smells maple and toffee.
Taste follows the smell. Sweet malt hides the ABV a little. Overall not very complex but very drinkable. An above average Scotch Ale but a bit pricy for the bottle ($12.75).
03-14-2013 02:27:11 | More by mookihouse
Full Malted Jacket from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.