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Front Street Dram Tree Scottish Ale - Front Street Brewery

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Front Street Dram Tree Scottish Ale
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BA SCORE
85
very good

27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Front Street Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-09-2006)
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AmitC

New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

12-28-2013 03:27:43 | More by AmitC
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Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-28-2014 22:04:56 | More by RaeDub
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woodchip

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-11-2014 19:58:30 | More by woodchip
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Bamarooster

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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ncstateplaya

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

06-16-2014 15:00:53 | More by ncstateplaya
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

05-23-2014 19:09:46 | More by GJ40
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CaverDave

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-30-2013 00:45:42 | More by CaverDave
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the brewpub and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a very dark, vibrant, ruby coloring with a dense, low profile, off-white head. Nose of roast, rich and tangy caramel sweetness, with nutty highlights. Flavors are roast forward, with a rich blast of caramel, scotch, and mild chocolate highlights. Very tangy and layered throughout, with a full, smooth body. Rich, sweet, roasted aftertaste, with a very smooth finish. Heavy beer, and a very good sipper.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2013 19:11:24 | More by GarthDanielson
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Ohiovania

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-11-2013 05:19:03 | More by Ohiovania
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jstehly

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

This was a nice scotch ale. I had a really good one in PA over the summer and have been in the habit of trying them when I get a chance but I have been consistently disappointed with the lack of flavor in the scotch ales that i have tried. This scotch ale is not of the smoky variety that is very popular (with me if nowhere else). However it was not disappointing. A good flavor and a strong taste up front. The only disappointment is that the flavor is still just a little simple and it does not linger long on the taste buds.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2013 15:56:12 | More by jstehly
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-16-2013 22:16:09 | More by kristougher
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blueiguana86

Georgia

5/5  rDev +31.9%

08-04-2013 18:34:23 | More by blueiguana86
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harpus

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-23-2013 20:09:27 | More by harpus
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uturn

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-15-2013 22:46:36 | More by uturn
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-09-2013 01:52:03 | More by hellhammermario
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metter98

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-18-2013 23:21:42 | More by metter98
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-17-2013 13:33:33 | More by dbrauneis
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-21-2013 22:53:58 | More by Mantooth
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GTB

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-17-2012 02:39:32 | More by GTB
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Lob

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-16-2012 12:18:52 | More by Lob
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CrellMoset

Virginia

3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint.

Appearance: Arrives a slightly dull and heavy looking sepia, opaque throughout save for the edges. This marginally attractive though perhaps stylistically accurate body is capped by one half finger of tan head. The retention is admirable (suggesting high hopping - fingers crossed), leaving a soapy ring and uneven surface dusting after it does fade in to oblivion.

Aroma: Very faint, distressingly so, with faint glassy toffee and fainter earthy toast making up the bulk of a very thin olfactory experience.

Taste: A slight step up from the aroma. The underpinning of the flavor profile is very spicy, suggesting a nice compliment of hops. The malt profile needs some accompaniment, as it's definitely on the robust side of things, as well as fairly complex - faint smoky peat brings up the rear, layered beneath (successively) toast, dark toffee, and caramel. It's suggestive of Dr. Pepper around the edges, which usually means I'm getting hints of cherry, though you never can tell with a good Scottish Ale.

Mouthfeel: Close to a 4.0, but this one showcases a little too much carbonation, I fear. The end result is a bright, fluffy, over zealous body with a little too much spritz for the style.

Drinkability: On the whole not too bad. I'd like a little more out of the nose and if the carbonation were a little more subdued, but they're on to something with this one. A complex, reasonable drinkable example of a favorite style of mine, this one went down nicely on a winter eve in Wilmington.

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2011 04:36:29 | More by CrellMoset
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atsprings

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Flying Saucer Raleigh served in a standard pint-glass a dark almost black with ruby highlights and a barely there head. Aroma is burnt caramel, molasses, dried fruits and leather. The taste is loads of dried fruits and molasses with a lingering molasses finish. The beer is somewhat heavy with a decent alcohol presence, definitely a sipper. This is a somewhat impressive first impression for me from Front St, I look forward to trying what else they have to offer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2009 22:55:34 | More by atsprings
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a clear dark amber / almost brown color with a 1" head that falls quickly. No lacing develops.

Smell: caramel and malt sweetness dominates the aroma and is pleasant.

Taste: nice malt profile with some caramel, some ripe fruit sweetness, hint of earthiness, a mild bitterness and a hint of alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp to start, smooth at the finish. Relatively short aftertaste.

Drinkability: easy to drink this beer and works well with the shepards pie I was eating.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2009 12:07:19 | More by Gavage
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Bung

Michigan

3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Slightly cloudy brownish pour with a dark cream colored head. The glass I had had some lacing present throughout. Somewhat non-descript aroma of roasted malt, raisin caramel.
On a side note, none of the beers I tried at the Brewery has much of a nose to them. Not sure if it was me or the atmosphere.
Roasted malt, toffee, raisin flavors. Some charcoal especially through the finish. Mild warming from the alcohol, but I did not think it was very present other than that. Brought a growler home of this, but that was more for the souvenir and the Octoberfest would have been worthy of bringing home also.

Serving type: on-tap

11-30-2008 20:08:23 | More by Bung
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ewright

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep brown with hints of ruby around the edges. A small head forms and quickly dissipates to a thin layer around the edge of the glass.

S: Roasted malts, caramel and a touch of dark fruit ... raisin or fig perhaps.

T: Roasty toffee notes up front, caramel and a touch of cocoa in the middle and a mild hop bitterness late. There is a slight alcohol bite present as the beer warms up.

M: Low on carbonation, but well suited to the style. Just a bit slick on the back of the tongue.

D: I enjoy the flavors, but would enjoy them more if they were a bit more pronounced. The slick mouthfeel and alcohol bite detract a bit.

Serving type: growler

05-23-2008 22:06:59 | More by ewright
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Front Street Dram Tree Scottish Ale from Front Street Brewery
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