Wobbily Man Smoked Scotch Ale - McCall Brewing Company
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3.25/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
From the website:
"This sweet and earthy traditional Scotch Ale utilizes Bavarian Rauch malt to provide beech wood smokiness. Not too much, just right. Please enjoy this Scotch Ale offering and “ get a little wobbily.”. Indeed.
ABV 7.0% Hops: Challenger, Willamette"
Label says 7.2%
22 picked up today at Bier Thirty for $7... Poured tonight into my slim tulip... long lasting tannish head atop a walnut colored brew... nice lacing for the entire glass.
Nose shows a bit of the (as promised) Bamberg malt... Not as malty as many Scotch ales for sure, there is a background dark toast and caramel... I think the smoke masks the malt profile a bit too much.
Flavor mirrors the aroma... smoke (although lighter than expected) starts and finishes this beer with a bit of malty sweetness mid-late palate that helps carry the palate.
Body and carbonation are right for the style... Medium/full body with a light/medium carbonation.
Personally, I don't care for smoked beers too much.. but that is my issue not the brewer's. However, the Bamberg malt is a little over the top and out of place in a Scotch ale... IMO, it should be toned down a bit.
Edit: I entered this as a Wee Heavy... If somebody wants it changed down the road to a smoked beer, then feel free to ask for a change... My feelings won't be hurt.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2012 07:29:41 | More by JohnGalt1
Wobbily Man Smoked Scotch Ale from McCall Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.