Full Boar Scotch Ale - Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
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3.71/5 rDev +4.2%
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
08-15-2013 00:09:32 | More by joemcgrath27
4.01/5 rDev +12.6%
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.
08-01-2013 03:21:13 | More by thecheapies
4.33/5 rDev +21.6%
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.
07-13-2013 17:04:06 | More by OWSLEY069
3.74/5 rDev +5.1%
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a dark amber color with hints of red and a decent two finger white head. The head fades rather fast leaving a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is largely of a bready malt aroma, being a mix of toasted bread and a more biscuit like smell. Along with these aromas is a moderate sweetness consisting of caramel and toffee with the overall aroma being rounded out with some lighter smoke smells and a bit of alcohol.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweet and bready flavor of caramel and bread. As the flavors advances notes of smoke and some darker roasted malt and darker fruit flavors creep their way onto the scene. Soon after a little bit of peaty and a woody flavor enter the taste along with a light cocoa flavor. A boozy taste joins the crowd of tastes at the end producing a sweet, medium roasted and warming flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the just above medium side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side. A slight increase in thickness may have been even better for the blend of light smoke and sweet, but the carbonation was rather nice for the both. Overall the feel was quite good.
Overall – A pretty average scotch ale but with some nicer qualities of smoke and a bit of booziness that step it up a bit. It is a rather enjoyable drink overall.
07-01-2013 10:23:15 | More by Darkmagus82
4.54/5 rDev +27.5%
The CANQuest (TM) would like to thank the Friendly Greek in Lancaster, PA for making this and a couple of other Devil's CANyon CANs available to me recently.
I am flitting back and forth between comparable CANs from both Devil's CANyon and Rivertowne Brewing, which makes for an interesting CANtrast. Stay tuned!
The Crack revealed another brimful CAN, but I have become accustomed to this, so I am losing less beer than I did initially. Inverted Glug time! I got a couple of fizzy, deep-tan fingers of head but it seemed determined to fizz its way out of existence pretty quickly and accomplish this. Color was a deep, rich garnet red with NE-quality clarity. If I thought that Rivertowne's Scotch Ale smelled sweet, this smelled like it could put a diabetic into shock. Loads of peaty malt. Mouthfeel was thick and full and sat on my tongue like a dollop had been scooped onto it. The taste was MUCH more like what I usually expect in the style - dried, dark fruits; a mild smokiness; plenty of malt sugars. Phew! I may need to lie down after this one. Finish was equally sweet and while it is not my bag, I CAN respect it as representative of the style. I would prefer the drier version from Rivertowne, but to each, his/her own.
06-15-2013 01:14:49 | More by woodychandler
3.53/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
06-11-2013 06:34:35 | More by watermelonman
3.46/5 rDev -2.8%
Pours a dark red colour, clear body. Traces of bead feeding a beige head that dissipates quickly. Lace is not overly sticky, but thick and nice-looking. Decent scotch ale.
Smells very malty, with a good belt of spice. Rye character, with oatmeal as well, brown sugar and some yeast extract as an unfortunate side note. Hint of dark cherry as well. Not bad, but par for the style's course and some undesirables sneaking in.
Tastes a lot darker than expected, almost portery roastiness and overall a far more brown ale kind of character. Brown sugar and whisky syrup note upfront, develops some vanilla, toffee and fig midway but a little intrusion by dry roasty malts, some coffee character and dark chocolate that are there but don't stick around to the end. Finishes more sctoch ale-y now it's warmed up. Lots of caramel malt and a bit of spice. Nice.
Bit of sizzle on the feel; bit of body, too, but the carb is slightly overdone.
Decent scotch ale. Isn't quite knock-your-socks-off hearty and warm, but a substantial colder-weather body to it nonetheless.
05-19-2013 02:52:48 | More by laituegonflable
3.88/5 rDev +9%
A: Very dark amber brown color; about 80% opaque. Foamy beer head; takes a while for bubbles to dissipate...best poured as slow as your patience allows
S: Pleasant; sweet molasses; dark brown sugar. Balanced by an earthy tone; almost like cedar wood
T: Tastes almost how it smells, but to a lesser degree of sweetness.
M: Malty and creamy on the tongue. I'd say full-bodied for a scotch ale. Slight bitter/alcohol sensation in the throat but that goes away fast; not a problem. I actually like how the bitter balances out the sweetness.
O: A very enjoyable scotch ale. I admit this beer is 2x better on tap but I can still appreciate this from a bottle.
05-16-2013 05:05:11 | More by TofuDC5
4/5 rDev +12.4%
Pours black with a slowly fading head.
Nose shows chocolate, bready malt, peat, soft smoke, coffee, roasted malt, oatmeal and nutty nots.
Similar flavours but quite sweet. Peat, brady malt, chocolate, malted grains, nutty notes. A bit too sweet.
Carbonation could be higher.
05-04-2013 04:26:11 | More by CrazyDavros
Full Boar Scotch Ale from Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
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