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Highland Ambush Scotch Ale - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

Highland Ambush Scotch AleHighland Ambush Scotch Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

87 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 87 | Reviews: 62 | Show All Ratings:
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QuamLaetus

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-04-2013 19:28:55 | More by QuamLaetus
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

10-31-2013 04:25:39 | More by jaydoc
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TMoney2591

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 18:27:35 | More by TMoney2591
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GABrew

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-07-2013 20:24:18 | More by GABrew
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bbadger

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-06-2013 23:53:54 | More by bbadger
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canawler

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.4%

06-27-2013 17:34:48 | More by canawler
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RichH55

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-02-2013 15:34:48 | More by RichH55
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coz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-15-2012 03:39:57 | More by coz
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

09-02-2012 03:53:17 | More by t0rin0
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LiquidAmber

Washington

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 23:29:39 | More by LiquidAmber
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Shasty


2/5  rDev -44.3%

07-30-2012 17:50:10 | More by Shasty
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Scotchboy

Idaho

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 18:40:41 | More by Scotchboy
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-07-2012 02:23:45 | More by imperialking
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poppyjohn

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-05-2012 03:33:51 | More by poppyjohn
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Beerboi1123

Georgia

1/5  rDev -72.1%

03-01-2012 04:12:37 | More by Beerboi1123
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kickerofelves

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

02-26-2012 05:25:21 | More by kickerofelves
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jtmcgraw

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

02-11-2012 06:08:03 | More by jtmcgraw
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Wetpaperbag

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-08-2012 03:45:41 | More by Wetpaperbag
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rogerthegill

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-26-2012 03:34:17 | More by rogerthegill
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whalesandmore

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-26-2012 00:57:24 | More by whalesandmore
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gabedivision

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-25-2012 01:58:38 | More by gabedivision
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Grebdioz

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-28-2011 03:18:30 | More by Grebdioz
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dowen44

Georgia

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-22-2011 19:06:01 | More by dowen44
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Dunkelhund

Oregon

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-19-2011 03:47:31 | More by Dunkelhund
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mhaugo

California

3/5  rDev -16.4%

12-18-2011 20:28:54 | More by mhaugo
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Highland Ambush Scotch Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
82 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.