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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
good

118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
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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Photo of CrazyDavros
4/5  rDev +12.7%

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.

CrazyDavros, May 04, 2013
Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Gobzilla, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of ADZA
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%

Another new brewery for me and love the pint can with artwork and detail bout brew which pours a dark mahogany hue with a creamy two finger head and similar lacing around the rim,the smell is brown sugar,molasses,caramel fudge,cherries and a nice hint of smoke just enough to let you know it's there,the mouthfeel is thick,sticky and moderately carbonated with tastes of dark fruits,brandied cherries,caramel,light chocolate and finished with a smokey maple syrup sweetness and overall not a bad Scotch Ale but a tad too sweet for my tastes but easy enough to drink and be great paired with dessert cheers.

ADZA, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of CrazyHarry
4/5  rDev +12.7%

CrazyHarry, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of LJC3
4/5  rDev +12.7%

LJC3, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
2/5  rDev -43.7%

ejimhof, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of ambruns1979
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

ambruns1979, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of JacobGumina
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

JacobGumina, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of GaryMarkle84
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

GaryMarkle84, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of Amerikon
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Amerikon, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of justinbrown
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

justinbrown, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of Resrie
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Resrie, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.89/5  rDev +9.6%

473ml can. Round 2 for my 2013 Burns' Night appreciation menagerie, as I now have to resort to 'Scottish-style' offerings, rather than beers actually brewed in Scotland. Ok, but "suspense is worse than disappointment", so I'm going with that.

This beer pours a clear, very dark reddish amber hue, with two pudgy fingers of puffy, densely foamy tan head, which leaves a low fuzzy berm of lace around the glass as it evenly recedes.

It smells of sharply biscuity caramel malt, a mild oily nuttiness, and an even milder earthy smokiness, with some middling dried black fruit and subtle chalky cocoa notes pulling up the rear. The taste is bready, biscuity caramel malt, a touch of boggy peat smoke, an uptick in the generic orchard fruitiness and bittersweet chocolate, and some nicely understated earthy, leafy hops.

The bubbles are a tad frothy, but nothing beyond a healthy initial effervescence, the body a sturdy medium weight, and generally quite smooth. It finishes mostly off-dry, the bready caramel malt, still with a dose of biscuit crispness, carrying the day in the face of some lingering fruity and dusty smoke-ish essences.

A pretty quaffable wee heavy style offering - the alcohol all but totally sublimated, and the malt doing a new-world, off-by-one, ineffable impression of the real deal, which at this point, works just fine for me. The peat character, as championed on the label, is a bit of a disappointment, but hey, we can't expect everything to follow through on marketing promise, so I shall just be happy with the easy drinking strong Scottish (style) ale before me.

biboergosum, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of pkalix
4.21/5  rDev +18.6%

very dark, cannot see through in the tulip glass. minimal tan head on top.
smells roasty sweet, roasty malt-y.
tastes roasty sweet and malty with a bitter twang at the end resembling the flavor of a band aid sucked on (yeah, i know, i get that a lot). some smokiness in the flavor and aroma also....
a little heavy, a little thick, but overall a decent brew. i really like this type, the scotch ale, and have taken notice when i bring them home to evaluate them a little more thoroughly. sweet like the dopplebocks but with a bitterness at the end and a higher abv makes this a preference of mine. this is not one of the better scotch ales i have tried, but it is still, yet, an affirmation that i do like the style.

pkalix, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of wordemupg
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%

473ml can poured into tulip 7/1/13

A very dark brown with enough clarity to see half way under the foam, tight finger of tan head has decent retention and leaves no lace

S faint smokey notes with some nutty caramel and prune, faint chocolate and I like what I smell but it lacks intensity

T slightly more fruity notes then the nose and a little more chocolate, the fruits not dried like the nose I'm getting overripe plum in the mouth, decent beer but nothing amazing

M medium bodied with soft bubbles that give it a slightly creamy feel, nutty toffee on the finish

O they did a good job hiding the booze but although its a respectable brew its not going to blow you away, decent example of the style but needs a little something

perhaps I drank it too cold or I haven't quite recovered from the flu bug but it needs a little more to it, decent but faint smell and flavor

wordemupg, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of KimenTshom
4/5  rDev +12.7%

KimenTshom, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of schnarr84
3/5  rDev -15.5%

schnarr84, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of Murrhey
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%

Poured on-tap at Firehouse No. 1 in San Jose, Calif. Reviewed from notes.

A- Finger width tan head, low retention rate. Large bubbles. Deep, rich walnut color.

S- Roasted malts, toffee, chocolate and some slight booze character. Chocolate malts is the most prominent smell.

T- Roasted flavors, roast malts and some smoke. The malts are robust and flavorful. This is a well developed beer taste wise.

M- Medium bodied with a slightly syrup feel. Alright.

O- This beer tastes delicious, the feel is subpar though.

Murrhey, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of GRinCH
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

GRinCH, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.48/5  rDev -2%

Bottle pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and toffee. Taste is much the same with a slightly smokey flavor on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is pretty tasty and easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of MarioM
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

MarioM, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of Offa
3.55/5  rDev 0%

This seems to be a pretty good, solid, but hardly great Wee Heavy-type.

Dark reddish brown, almost black, it has a small, pale tan head steadily shrinking to foamy ring.

Aroma is metal, toasty grain, a little darkly toasted grain, faint winy plum - all a bit subdued, thin. Metal and plum are very light and thin.

Taste is nice winy prune and fruits, hint of caramelised brown bread and rummy fruit cake with faint hint of smokiness. Flavours are nice and it has a fairly well-rounded malty character and is pretty drinkable, but it is rather simple, almost one-dimensional.

Offa, Oct 02, 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 t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

t0rin0, Sep 20, 2012
Full Boar Scotch Ale from Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.