Scotchtown - Center of the Universe Brewing Company
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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 2 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Darkale:
3.73/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Scottish ales do not usually find themselves in my refrigerator, so I am not the best one judge this beer against its competitors; however, it was on the shelf of one of my local stores and I took a chance with it.
It's a pretty amber beer - against the light of my laptop it looks almost like scotch whisky with a head on it. Speaking of the head... my last pour was about fifteen minutes ago and a quarter-inch of khaki skim with spots of lacing remain. The body is very clear.
Perhaps it's too cold, but I don't detect much of an aroma. Mouthfeel is more full and chewy than the beer's appearance would suggest, and ends with a neat, dusky aftertaste, almost like a snap of rye. A bit sharper (but no less sweet) than other Scottish ales of my acquaintance, and it is very drinkable. Worth trying, definitely. A reassuring sign that brewers in Virginia are really plugged into quality work nowadays.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2013 20:22:57 | More by Darkale
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3.9/5 rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A - Poured a 22oz into Bells anniversary pint. Light copper, crystal clear. Small ivory head that hangs out around the edge for the duration
S - Well, malt. Peaty malt, caramel malts
T - Surprisingly smooth. A burst of malt, and a quick dry chalky finish with some dates or raisins. Some burn in the back of the mouth. A bit simple, but tasty and well crafted.
M- Carbonated appropriately. smooth.
Not sure this is would be considered a wee heavy, but a clean and simple scotch. Not my favorite style, nor overly interesting for the style and hence I'm not certain I'll go back. But if you like a scotch ale, take a trip to Scotchtown.
Serving type: bottle
02-13-2014 03:00:29 | More by KomodoDragon
Scotchtown from Center of the Universe Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.