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Russell Angry Scotch Ale - Russell Brewing Company

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Russell Angry Scotch AleRussell Angry Scotch Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

64 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 8
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Russell Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
30 IBU

(Beer added by: canucklehead on 03-31-2010)
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Reviews by OskarL:
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OskarL

Sweden

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful brown/red color with a brownish head that has pretty good retention and leaves some nice lacing.

Smells of sweet bready malt, toffee, ripe/yeasty fruits and roasted malts.

Taste is pretty much like the smell with little hop bitterness in the finish that is a bit dry. Has a hint of warming alcohol aswell. Has a medium body with low carbonation which makes it smooth.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2010 00:19:39 | More by OskarL
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

12-24-2013 01:33:17 | More by mhaugo
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.51/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wouldn't ye like a wee bit o' scotch in yer ale?

Okay, I'll stop typing like I'm crazy. I really liked everything I've tried so far from Russell Brewing, especially the Blood Alley Bitter, which I have a review on if you scroll back far enough in time.

Lately, I indulged in the Angry Scotch Ale (ABV 6.5%; 30 IBU).

On first pour, it has an amazing dark, rich, cocoa-caramel colour, with a 1/4 inch of head. It dissipated before I could take my picture, but it poured well. It smells sweet, with toasty malt notes and caramel. At some angles, it looks like I poured a stout, and some angles (with bright light behind it), you can see the dark reddish-tan colour of the beer.

On first sip, my smelling senses confirmed the tastes. Delicious hints of smoke, oak, caramel, malt, toffee, mmmm tasty! It's complex, layered, but it is decadent and not cluttered. The flavours flow together and bring a richness not found in many other brews.

As an experiment, I paired the beer with my friend's home-made chocolate syrup topping. It brings out the richness and compliments the flavour of the beer. We mixed this flavour combination up a little bit, but I think a spoonful of that syrup is the best fit solution for this beer so far.

Overall, the Angry Scotch Ale is by far a brew that makes me an antonym of Angry. This melody of flavours melds into one solid beer to appreciate. If you have never picked this up, do it.

The Russell Brewing Angry Scotch Ale gets a not-so-angry 9.0 / 10 -- or for those on BeerAdvocate, 4.5 / 10

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 05:52:11 | More by Brewji
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A : dark brown amber pour with a slight red hue, half finger tan head, medium dissipation with moderate creamy lace

S : toasted malts, some caramel, some subtle sweet notes

T : a toasted malt flavor dominates, some dark fruits and some minor bitterness throughout but more prominent near the end

M : medium bodied with fairly low carbonation, good feel

O : An easy drinking strong Scottish ale. A toasted malty taste dominates this beer, it is well rounded and and enjoyable

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10-20-2013 10:39:25 | More by djoprahwinfrey
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3.49/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Vacationing in British Columbia en route to Alaska, selected this as my lunch beer choice at a restaurant in the Granville Island Public Market area. Interesting setting before I get to the beer as we selected outside seating by the water, which was continuously interrupted by an inncessant jack hammer. Interestingly, maybe because I am in vacation mode, didn't find that annoying - on the contrary, it provided a sit-com like amusing background serenade, causing interesting pauses in the lunch dialogue.

OK, on to the beer (from memory about an hour after):
Miminal head by the time the beer arrived. Decent nose but didn't catch any memorable characteristics here. Overall, had a bit more hoppiness than other scotch ales I've had, but that was a good thing. Made for a well balanced brew. Overall enjoyable. Have had others of this variety that have had more kick, but overall, this was an enjoyable accompaniment to our lunch (and jackhammer serenade).

Serving type: on-tap

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British Columbia (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle.

Pours a dark brown, almost black. A bit reddish when held up to the light. Head is fairly small - half a finger or less. Smell is malty and delicious. Caramel sweetness, oak, cherry, smoke, yeast. After that amazing smell, the taste was a bit disappointing. Certainly not bad, or anywhere close, just not as amazing as I expected. Dark, like coffee or burnt sugar. Less sweet than I expected. Thinner and more carbonated than I expected.

Serving type: bottle

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British Columbia (Canada)

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Russell Angry Scotch Ale from Russell Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.