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Smoke On The Bayou - Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co

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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co visit their website
Texas, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: champ103 on 10-07-2012

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Consumed 11/14/14

A: Deep brown, dark at its core, with some burnt caramel around the edges - pours with a medium-large, fluffy tan head - keeps a solid cap, leaves some sheets of lacing - pretty

S: Bready with a lot of caramel - not a malt bomb, but there is a definite emphasis on the malts - chewy bread, caramelized malts, caramel candy, molasses - very fruity, with some dark fruits - raisins, plums - nice level of sweetness - utterly lacking smoke, which is a little confusing considering the name of this beer

T: Sweet bread - very grainy - bread, lightly toasted biscuits, caramelized malts, malt extract, caramel candy, molasses - a range of sweetness, with some dark fruit sweetness, and a sweetness reminiscent of maple syrup - not exactly what I would expect in a Scotch ale, but whatever

M: Medium body, very smooth, nicely carbonated, finishes with some sweetness and booze

O: Sweet buffalo juice

This is odd. It's interesting, but it almost feels like it needs more time to develop. And it also needs smoke. Regardless, I like it.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

22 oz bomber pours a mostly clear copper color with a modest cap of light beige head. Not much for retention and lace.

I am perplexed by this odd tropical fruitiness...pineapple and mango - where the f*** did these aromas come from? Malts are vanilla, with a light caramel apple nose. Interesting and not at all what I was expecting...where is the smoke? Where is the wee heavy??

Taste gets a little back on track with a nice fruity scotch ale base with a hint of smokiness. I still cant figure out why there is such a disconnect between the flavor and the nose, but man is it a big disparity. The smoke is incredibly light unfortunately, and the malt is more 60 shilling than wee heavy. For 10+ bucks a bomber I was hoping for a little more umph. This is utterly unimpressive and pretty much an embarrassment at that price point. Ive had better Brown Ales....really?? Shame on you Buffalo Bayou.

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This one offers the taste of Houston on the label, which being from houston, kind of scared me ;-)

This one pours a blackish tan with a nice decent head that settles a bit fast leaving a moderate lacing down the glass.

The nose is definitely smoky malt and hops , spice and malt blend that is not powerful, but is good.

The taste is pleasantly bitter which dominates the nicely toasted malts that leave a very complex and dry flavor to satiate the palate.

The moutfeel is rich and not heavy. Just right for this one.

Overall a very drinkable beer that I will definitely be drinking again.

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This was one of my most anticipated offerings when I visited the brewery.

The website describes it as a malt bomb, as a big fan of scotch ales, I was really looking forward to an explosion of rich malts, butterscotch, toffee, coffee, and obviously other boozy and scotchy notes.

Appearance wise, its a pretty light brown color, not too much head, doesn't look too special or great. Was expecting it to be a bit darker than it was.

On the nose theres not much going on, pretty bland, mild bready malt you can pick up, nothing burnt, toasty or scotchy. Again, very disappointed, wasn't even any boozy note either.

Flavor wise its more of the same, just mild. I couldn't pick up on any distinct qualities that every other scotch ale I've tried. Its not scotchy or boozy, nor is it the 'malt bomb' that I was expecting.

Mouthfeel wise its pretty thin and watery, definitely a sessionable beer, but not a good scotch ale.

To put this in analogy form

Instead of a burly, bearded, red haired, kilt wearing scotsman playing a bagpipe with a highlander-esque battle going on in the background.

Its a scrawny old man in a kilt, whos not even scottish.

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Smoke On The Bayou from Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
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