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Highland Ambush Scotch Ale - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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Highland Ambush Scotch AleHighland Ambush Scotch Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

88 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Notes from Bridgeport:

BU's: 40
ABV: 6.8%
Color: Reddish-Brown
Ingredients: Pale and Carmel Malts. UK Golding Hops.
Description: This beer will have a rich malt taste complementing vanilla flavors from the American oak barrels along with a bitterness attributed to the UK Golding hops

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 12-11-2009)
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Hellpop65, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

jaydoc, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

I figured, since we've got too many cases of this stuff at work, I might as well bring one home and give it a shot. It's only fair. It pours a clear dark sunset amber topped by a finger of cream foam. The nose comprises buttery toffee, rich caramel, a hint of oak (possibly psychosomatic), and a touch of dark greens. The taste brings in more of the same, with the greens coming through a bit more powerfully, though they still play a decided second fiddle to the malty overlord. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a nice enough malt bomb, nothing earth-shattering, but a pleasant little drink.

TMoney2591, Aug 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

GABrew, Jul 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

bbadger, Jul 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

canawler, Jun 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

QuamLaetus, Jan 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

RichH55, Jan 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

coz, Dec 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

t0rin0, Sep 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from 1/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark red amber, two finger light tan head and lacing, good retention. Aroma of caramel malt and wood. A nice medium bodied, creamy scotch ale. Oak elements are noticeable, with a caramel sweetness. Seems a bit tame; misses being an excellent beer by not being assertive enough. Still really liked this one.

LiquidAmber, Aug 08, 2012
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2/5  rDev -44.3%

Shasty, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of Scotchboy
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage 22oz bottle (2010?) split with my brother, poured into pint nonics.

A: Brilliant clear amber with an off-white head...lower carbonation.

S: Oak, malt, caramel, toffee, a bit fruity (yeast?). Malt bomb for sure, beside of bit of a spice character and the wood, all you get is malt.

T: Malty smooth body with plenty of caramel and oak...spicy...dark fruit, raisin bread, lots of malt, woody notes and plenty of nutty flavors.

MF: Medium body, lower carbonation, a bit spicy, smooth and creamy. Alcohol is pretty much gone at this point in its life.

O: Pretty darn good Scotch Ale, and a great value.

Scotchboy, Mar 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

imperialking, Mar 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

poppyjohn, Mar 05, 2012
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1/5  rDev -72.1%

Beerboi1123, Mar 01, 2012
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kickerofelves, Feb 26, 2012
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jtmcgraw, Feb 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Wetpaperbag, Feb 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

rogerthegill, Jan 26, 2012
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Grebdioz, Dec 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

dowen44, Dec 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Dunkelhund, Dec 19, 2011
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Highland Ambush Scotch Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
82 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.