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Twisted Oak Stillage Barrel Reserve Scotch Ale - Phillips Brewing Company

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Twisted Oak Stillage Barrel Reserve Scotch AleTwisted Oak Stillage Barrel Reserve Scotch Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Born as a rich, creamy strong ale, this full-bodied scotch ale is allowed to rest in selected oak whiskey barrels to mature and develop flavors slowly and naturally. The nose combines bourbon, American oak, and cotton candy aromas. Complex malt flavors framed in oak, with hints of vanilla, tobacco, and toffee. This is definitely a sipping beer, best served in a brandy snifter. This ale pairs well with dark chocolate and sturdy cheeses.

(Beer added by: wordemupg on 02-19-2013)
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Photo of tbeckett
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from strang. From notes.

A - Poured a hazy copper colour and bright. Good carbonation with a two finger soapy light brown head. Good lace rings and a finger of retention.

S - Dark fruit buttery caramel, toffee, vanilla. Great sweet and complex aroma. Candy-like.

T - Lot's of toffee and caramel, vanilla too. Dark fruit.

M - Good carbonation that was mild and pleasant. Medium body and a sweet then very dry finish.

O/D - Nice scotch ale. Very tasty, sweet, and full of complexity. The barrel is subtle, but there in a complimentary manner. Well done.

tbeckett, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Derek
4.39/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Copper with a white tan head, foams up nicely, not a lot of retention but it leaves a great lace.

S: Oak, vanilla, booze, caramel, toffee, light fruit.

T: Very woody, alcohol seems much bigger than 6.8%, but in an extremely good way. Nice caramel, cotton candy, toffee, vanilla, field berry and pear. Balanced bitterness, pleasant alcohol warmth.

M: There's a light residual sweetness but it has a nice crisp finish

O: I've been impressed with Phillips barrel-aged brews. They've never shown any obvious signs of oxidation like some other products. I think the barrel REALLY adds to the flavour here. Very nicely done.

Derek, Apr 10, 2013
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Twisted Oak Stillage Barrel Reserve Scotch Ale from Phillips Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.