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Full Malted Jacket - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: billshmeinke on 12-01-2011)
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Photo of kojevergas
2.8/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Picked up a bottle at my favourite SoCal beer store for $12.00 - less because I like Beachwood BBQ's beers and more because I love a good Wee Heavy. Haven't been impressed with Beachwood's house beers but I'm hoping this changes my mind. 9.2% ABV according to my bottle, not 9.5% as currently listed. 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with waxed-over pressure cap served into a Uinta pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger khaki colour head of nice soft cream, nice thickness, and great (6+ minute) retention for the high ABV. Body colour is a rich dark auburn. Transparent and quasitranslucent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. It's too dark for vibrance, but the richness and colour are gorgeous. Good for the style; I'm looking forward to trying it.

Sm: Lovely toasted malt and toffee. Brown sugar. Caramel. Hazelnut. Unrefined sugar. Dark spice. Dark malts. That's quite appealing. Not quite in line with the great wee heavy style beers I've had before, but evocative and inviting. No yeast or alcohol comes through. An above average to moderate strength aroma.

T: Brown sugar, toffee, and caramel. A bit creamy in the third act. Sugary sweetness on the climax - it gets a bit too sweet, actually. The toasted malt character doesn't come through much at all. No yeast character. Maybe some alcohol. I'm pretty disappointed; this is quite simple. Imbalanced. Doesn't feel cohesively built. Generic floral hop character. Doesn't hit the notes a good wee heavy needs to. I'm underwhelmed; this is so disappointingly simple and unrefined. The brown sugar is too prominent. Too sugary overall.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Overcarbonated. Decent thickness. Good body. It complements the flavour profile in a general sense, but by no means feels custom tailored to it. Nothing unique or special here.

Dr: Drinkable but lackluster for the style. A good wee heavy is so much more than this; there's just so little focus and balance here. A disappointment from Beachwood, and an overpriced one at that. I'll think twice before buying another of their beers; this is decent but not great. Not recommended.

Low C

kojevergas, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +6.4%

GRG1313, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of mookihouse
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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).

mookihouse, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of miadw3
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

miadw3, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of Pecan
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Pecan, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of Greggo123
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Greggo123, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

t0rin0, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of John11486
4/5  rDev +6.4%

John11486, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of Wowcoolman
4.38/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Wowcoolman, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of IKR
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

IKR, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of pperez38
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

pperez38, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

Pours a clear amber color with a finger of off-white head. Sweet and malty, rather substantial. Not terribly complex, but a nice nose. There is a bit of dark fruit character to it, maybe a hint of peat. The flavor is similarly simple, but enjoyable regardless. A solid flavor of caramel and toffee with a hint of earthy hops and peat. Sweet dark fruit notes are also there. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation.

womencantsail, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of jlb502
4/5  rDev +6.4%

jlb502, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of Halcyondays
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Halcyondays, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of HopHead84
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12/03/2011

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.

HopHead84, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of emaciated
4/5  rDev +6.4%

emaciated, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of billshmeinke
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

billshmeinke, Dec 01, 2011
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Full Malted Jacket from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.