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Scotchtown - Center of the Universe Brewing Company

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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 19.17%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Center of the Universe Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Darkale on 02-16-2013)
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Reviews by KomodoDragon:
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3.9/5  rDev +15%
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.

KomodoDragon, Feb 13, 2014
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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.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: This poured a clear dark copper with a little tan head.
S: It smelled like sweet caramel and nutty malt, with some toasted oak and smoke.
T: It tasted like charred oak and smokey barley, with some sweet caramel and nutty malt. It had a clean earthy and sweet aftertaste.
M: It was watery with moderate carbonation. Decent body.
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Scotchtown from Center of the Universe Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.