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Mill Street Black Watch - Mill Street Brew Pub

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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: n/a
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Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bobsy on 03-24-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 6
Reviews by pootz:
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3.84/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap from the MS pub:

A deep brown ale with ruby highlights, smallish cap.

Aroma is caramel sweet nutty malts, light wisp of smoke.

Taste is on the sweet side with the caramel malts and nutty-woody tastes in the front then the back thins out and drops off quickly.

Tasty, malty but a rather thin bodied less intense version of the style.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.53/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer appears a clear dark brown colour, with two fingers of creamy light beige head, which leaves a thin wash of lace as it falls away. It smells of roasted caramel malt, some toffee, and earthy hops. The taste is quite consistent with the aroma - more roasted malt, sweet caramel, and mild hops, but with a tinge of alcohol. The carbonation is soft, the body weighty and smooth, and it finishes with a bittersweet maltiness.

A tasty offering, but it lacks the extra punch to the sporran that one would expect for the style.

Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewpub. Not a wee heavy, but roughly a Scotch style. Large soapy off white head on an opaque amber. Some scotch aroma but also something substituting for hops. An interesting bitterness and sourness. Under average mouthfeel. Lacey. Understated carbonation. Average drinkability.

Photo of Viggo
3.48/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub, served in a dimpled mug.

Pours a clear light orange, some brown tinges to it, medium sized white head forms, slowly settles down to a thin ring around the glass, leaves a few sticky chunks of lace. Smell is alright, not what I would think of a Scotch ale though. Hoppy, some grapefruit and caramelized malts, biscuit, brown sugar, quite fruity, tea, pretty interesting. Taste is similar, quite hoppy up front, hop tea sort of flavour, some caramel and brown sugar on biscuits, apricots, touch of peach, light touch of smoke, almost tastes like iced tea, light bitter in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty drinkable, although I'm kind of confused on what they were going for.

Photo of bobsy
3.91/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewer's description: "This is a classic old-school Scottish pub ale with a rich caramel and roasted malt accent and very low hop flavour."

This is Mill Street's second attempt at a Scotch Ale, and a nice improvement on the first iteration I had last Spring. Very dark brown liquid with ruby highlights served in a dimpled mug. Large rocky and creamy looking tan head which leaves nice lace. Smell is generic light roast malts with some caramel sweetness and minerals. Good all-round scotch ale flavour. Lightly roasted malts compliment a mild caramel sweetness, which is balanced a peat-like earthiness. There's also a slight hint of vegetal quality which reminds me of my in-law's tap water. Nice medium body, with restrained carbonation.

A nice drinker. Less smoky and a lot smoother than the other scotch recipe they ran out. Its also considerably less sweet than other examples of the style I have had up to this point, and that's a good thing in my book, as the whole beer seems to have a better balance, and it allows some of the peat and hop aspects to shine a little more. Mill Street really does do an awesome job of their one offs.

Photo of cratez
3.83/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A welcomed surprise on tap at the UWO Grad Club. Pours a murky reddish brown with soft ruby edges and an off-white head. Lots of lacing on the tumbler. Smell and taste are mild roasted and caramel malts, earthy peat, biscuit, nuts, whole grain bread, some toffee, and a citric, orangey hop bitterness to end. Balanced and flavourful. Delicate, light bodied palate with a crisp dryness in the aftertaste. This is very similar to Tankhouse, but I like it. Big thanks to Len for the heads up!

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Mill Street Black Watch from Mill Street Brew Pub
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