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Full Boar Scotch Ale - Devil's Canyon Brewing Company

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Full Boar Scotch AleFull Boar Scotch Ale

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BA SCORE
81
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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 15.49%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BrewMaster on 09-30-2007)
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robsee

California

1.9/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I've had this on draft on multiple occasions, and it has always been a bit hit or miss. Sometimes quite good, other times nothing special.

The bottled version that I'm reviewing is one that I didn't care for at all. This beer was too high on sweetness and too low on maltiness - I also didn't really care much for the peat as an added flavoring. Frankly, I'm a homebrewer and I've made an extract version of Scotch ale that was tastier than this beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 22:00:48 | More by robsee
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projhex

California

2/5  rDev -43.7%

11-15-2011 21:18:18 | More by projhex
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -43.7%

03-23-2013 16:28:06 | More by ejimhof
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JeremyDrinksBeer

California

2/5  rDev -43.7%

11-21-2011 06:54:17 | More by JeremyDrinksBeer
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billshmeinke

California

2.35/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Dark brown, boardering on black. Off white finger off head.

Over ripe berries, peat, band aids. Yuck.

Taste follows smell, but slightly better, extra peat, band aid is subdued, over ripened berries.

Kinda thin. Very well carbonated (perhaps a little too much for the style).

Overall, a pretty gross beer. Definitely will not be consuming ever again.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 00:09:25 | More by billshmeinke
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Philousa

California

2.48/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Deep chocolate brown in appearance with barely any head left after a short while. I got vanilla and lots of caramel in the nose. Smoked flavor is very apparent to me. I also get chocolate and a bit of sweet caramel. The feel is a bit thick, the thin carbonation contributes to this feeling.

I'm just not a fan of this type of beer. It's too thick and malty for my preference. The yeast really didn't help at all, either. It produced big, empty bubbles to carbonate the beer, and it didn't add much in terms of flavor. A beer with a malt bill as big as this needs some alcohol bite, hoppiness, bitterness, something to balance it out. Ultimately, this is a one note beer lacking in complexity and carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 04:37:47 | More by Philousa
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GRG1313

California

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

02-10-2012 19:01:53 | More by GRG1313
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terence

California

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

03-18-2012 15:04:48 | More by terence
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beerbellydaddy

California

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

07-14-2012 01:15:00 | More by beerbellydaddy
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t0rin0

California

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

09-20-2012 00:20:49 | More by t0rin0
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ImperialStout

California

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

01-17-2014 14:35:36 | More by ImperialStout
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Arbitrator for the extra

A: Pours a deep dark brown bordering on black. There is a decent size off white head that fades quickly leaving a small amount of lacing.

S: The nose is malt forward with a hint of smoke and chocolate. There is some caramel lurking in the background and a bit of apple forward yeast.

T: The malts assert themselves upfront but fade quickly to an overly fruity yeast bite. There is a hint of smoke and caramel with no real backbone to fall back on. Overall it is lacking in depth and complexity.

M: Thin to medium with moderate carbonation. The body of this beer is severely lacking.

O: Sadly this is not a beer that I would seek out again. It falls short of what I would consider a good scotch ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 02:06:05 | More by Neffbeer
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impending

California

2.95/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

C+

22oz into a tulip. Pours a dull walnut cola, minor head, minor lacing. A deep ruby red when back lit.

Aroma is unsweetened malt ball malt and tiny peat. Bittersweet

Taste is uncompelling, simple. Lacks complexity but not necessarily in a bad way. Peat yes but not smoked. A little leather with zinc studs. More sweet than bitter in the context of no bitter. Thin watery mouthfeel.
cheers
jd

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 07:19:52 | More by impending
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InfernoBoss

California

3/5  rDev -15.5%

09-22-2012 07:45:34 | More by InfernoBoss
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drewone

California

3/5  rDev -15.5%

09-22-2012 04:39:03 | More by drewone
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humulusphile

California

3/5  rDev -15.5%

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

California

3/5  rDev -15.5%

07-25-2012 03:27:17 | More by pepelemofo
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efb123

California

3/5  rDev -15.5%

02-25-2012 21:26:36 | More by efb123
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Ryburr

California

3/5  rDev -15.5%

11-18-2011 03:48:20 | More by Ryburr
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OhNo789

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.5%

11-19-2013 23:08:20 | More by OhNo789
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.5%

12-23-2012 06:39:15 | More by schnarr84
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: dark reddish amber in color with a short 1/2" head that lasted a bit. Some moderate lace painted the glass.

Smell: caramel, some fruit sweetness, and a hint of peat came through and was mildly pleasant.

Taste: moderate malt presence with some soft smoked peat, ripe dark fruit sweetness, and a moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp to start, smoother at the finish. Aftertaste was short lived.

Overall: a so-so scotch ale that didn't pack the punch I was hoping for on the flavor front. Easy to quaff this beer but one pint was enough in my session.

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2011 00:36:14 | More by Gavage
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ckwake74


3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

07-09-2012 04:09:42 | More by ckwake74
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

05-27-2013 19:34:26 | More by Kmat10
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cletusdog

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

06-25-2013 04:44:08 | More by cletusdog
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Full Boar Scotch Ale from Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.