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Full Boar Scotch Ale - Devil's Canyon Brewing Company

Full Boar Scotch AleFull Boar Scotch Ale

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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 15.82%


Brewed by:
Devil's Canyon Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BrewMaster on 09-30-2007)
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Reviews by watermelonman:
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watermelonman

California

3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Arriving as a dark brown without much head or character up front, my expectations were modest but met.

The smell brings toffee with malt, without undue sweetness and notably missing peat or brine. The taste is true to the smell, mostly of dark malts. The mouthfeel is gently tasty, definitely leading to the drinkability that I would call the high point of this pint. Frankly I may not have even guessed this was supposed to be a scotch ale, but it was decent enough either way.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2013 06:34:35 | More by watermelonman
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wtfmates

Florida

4/5  rDev +13%

04-06-2014 06:15:03 | More by wtfmates
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Smarty_Pints

California

4/5  rDev +13%

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TruePerception

California

3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Devil Canyon's Full Boar Scotch Ale. 7.4% ABV

A: Maybe half a finger's head. Fades immediately to nothing. And, I mean nothing. Some very slight sheeting. Very deep red, with a brownish hue. Yellow in the dimple, with flecks in it (hard to pin down a color, it seems to reflect the yellow).

S: Coffee is the first thing I get. Medium roast. That's it, so far. I'll let it warm up, just in case. A bit of bittersweet chocolate. Slight molasses.

T/MF: Very dark flavor. I was expecting something more akin to a malty red, but this is closer to a porter. Char, like on toast from a bad toaster. Though, not as unpleasant in beer form. Maybe, a little ash. Some kind of floral/potpourri note. Burnt toffee.

If this is all typical of Scotch ales, count me out, but I suspect it's not.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 07:52:58 | More by TruePerception
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cjgator3

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

01-30-2014 03:24:08 | More by cjgator3
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jeffjeff1

California

3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- almost black color, no head

Smell- mostly malt, a bit nutty

Taste- mostly malt, nutty

Mouthfeel- medium to full bodied

Drinkability- very good scotch ale, I really like it a lot. I want to have it again. I think they did a great job with this scotch ale. Very good.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 22:45:26 | More by jeffjeff1
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California

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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humulusphile

California

3/5  rDev -15.3%

12-17-2013 06:21:29 | More by humulusphile
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OhNo789

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.3%

11-19-2013 23:08:20 | More by OhNo789
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California

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

11-14-2013 08:13:33 | More by AaronOp
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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-13-2013 06:34:02 | More by largadeer
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California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

09-30-2013 18:47:30 | More by crhea89
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

4/5  rDev +13%

09-21-2013 01:34:33 | More by WVbeergeek
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought at the Blue Dog bottle shop on a whim. There's no date some don't know what I'm getting into here.
As it turns out this brew isn't that half bad.
Pretty close to style but the taste is a bit washed out.
The aroma was malty with some chocolate notes earth and cream.
The appearance was a dark drown with a smaller head.
Taste is very malty hints of chocolates. I don't if its me or not but I think I taste some smokey peat. Or it could be suggestive.
Something in there is numbing my tongue.
A desent beer close to style.

Serving type: can

09-15-2013 12:39:21 | More by micromaniac129
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California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

09-10-2013 15:16:46 | More by allstar255
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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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Florida

4/5  rDev +13%

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Florida

4/5  rDev +13%

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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.71/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - very dark brown, thumb of tan head dissipated to a thin cover fairly quickly, few random bits of lacing
S - very nutty with hints of earth, vanilla, leather, but not really any peaty aromas
T - touch of sour funky peat at the start, but is quickly bowled over by big malty notes of caramel, roasted nuts, and old leather
M - medium to heavy body with a stick to your mouth feel through the middle, only note of the alcohol is a late warmth through the chest, nicely drinkable
O - heavy on malt and light on peat make it a scotch-ish brew that's only lacking a little, still tasty and very easy drinking

Serving type: can

08-15-2013 00:09:32 | More by joemcgrath27
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Audi4awrangler

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-06-2013 13:20:12 | More by Audi4awrangler
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Jeffreytmoore

California

4/5  rDev +13%

08-04-2013 19:45:33 | More by Jeffreytmoore
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A deep brown color that's nearly impossible to see through. The head stacked up at over three fingers' height. Looks nice.

Lightly smoky, briny, and with malty notes of milk chocolate, lactose, and caramel creme. Has the aroma of applewood smoked sea salt, halving the intensity. Roasty notes melt with creaminess. Not your typical cereal graininess, nor vinous complications.

The peatiness is now magnified, but the smokiness dulled. Chewier and sweeter with a charge of butter caramel, toffee, and bitter cocoa. Malt-heavy now. Booze is creeping in, too. Savory meets sweet rather nicely. Good temper. Decently creamy body, but not that heavy-duty kind of drink. Carbonation is light, appropriately so.

Knockout Scotch Ale. One of my favorites now. Very well done.

Serving type: can

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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep amber to a brown-ish color with a light tan head. In the aroma, smokey and peat like malts. In the taste, smokey, peat like malts and notes of caramel. A small bite and s medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dryer smoky malt in the aftertaste. Nice flavors, a mighty fine scotch ale.

Serving type: can

07-13-2013 17:04:06 | More by OWSLEY069
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VictoriaAnne

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-06-2013 05:33:00 | More by VictoriaAnne
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Full Boar Scotch Ale from Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
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