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Full Boar Scotch Ale - Devil's Canyon Brewing Company

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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 15.49%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BrewMaster on 09-30-2007)
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Photo of robsee
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.

robsee, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of projhex
2/5  rDev -43.7%

projhex, Nov 15, 2011
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2/5  rDev -43.7%

ejimhof, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of JeremyDrinksBeer
2/5  rDev -43.7%

JeremyDrinksBeer, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of billshmeinke
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.

billshmeinke, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of Philousa
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.

Philousa, Oct 23, 2011
Photo of GRG1313
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

GRG1313, Feb 10, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

terence, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of beerbellydaddy
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

beerbellydaddy, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

t0rin0, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of ImperialStout
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

ImperialStout, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of Beer21
2.76/5  rDev -22.3%

Beer21, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of Neffbeer
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.

Neffbeer, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of impending
2.95/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3


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.

impending, May 20, 2012
Photo of InfernoBoss
3/5  rDev -15.5%

InfernoBoss, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of drewone
3/5  rDev -15.5%

drewone, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of humulusphile
3/5  rDev -15.5%

humulusphile, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of pepelemofo
3/5  rDev -15.5%

pepelemofo, Jul 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

efb123, Feb 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Ryburr, Nov 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

OhNo789, Nov 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

schnarr84, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of Gavage
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.

Gavage, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of ckwake74
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

ckwake74, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of Kmat10
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Kmat10, May 27, 2013
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Full Boar Scotch Ale from Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.