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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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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 9.74%
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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Reviews by AmitC:
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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.

05-23-2008 22:06:59 | More by ewright
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3.7/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

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

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

08-25-2013 15:56:12 | More by jstehly
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-17-2013 13:33:33 | More by dbrauneis
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-16-2013 22:16:09 | More by kristougher
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North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

11-17-2013 19:11:24 | More by GarthDanielson
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New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

08-07-2009 12:07:19 | More by Gavage
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-30-2013 00:45:42 | More by CaverDave
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4.03/5  rDev +6.1%


Pours black with a tan lacing, a little bit of brown glow around the edges.

Toasted biscuit malt aromas with some toffee and caramel.

Same toastiness in the flavor with biscuity malts, caramel, cocoa, coffee, and a woody mild hoppiness.

Full body with a stinging carbonation on the tongue.

Very nice Scotch ale, darker than I was expecting but has a very nice flavor and worth trying.

08-12-2014 21:58:20 | More by Cylinsier
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.1%

06-16-2014 15:00:53 | More by ncstateplaya
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-01-2014 23:16:26 | More by Bamarooster
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North Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -17.6%

Appearance: Arrives at the table with a chocolate color, little head and an inability to lace

Smell: Malty aroma with roasty elements

Taste: Starts with a deep malty flavor that betrays some roast with an unusual fruity fig element; after the swallow, a phenolic plastic flavor emerges

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation

Drinkability: The weakest of the Front Street beers I tasted; marred by the phenols and the lack of carbonation

08-12-2007 21:04:03 | More by brentk56
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-23-2014 19:09:46 | More by GJ40
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

4.33/5  rDev +13.9%

The beer poured amber brown with a tan/brown head which stood tall and proud and laced the glass.

The aroma was malty with caramel and toffee and a slight smoke.

The flavor was malty with caramel, toffee, slight chocolate and a slight smokiness. Also a slight diacetyl was present. There was some bitterness present, but only enough to keep the malt in check.

The finish was just off dry with a malty, buttery toffee impression that lasts into the aftertaste. The body was medium.

Nice example of a scottish ale.

22 ounce bottle purchased at WineSellar and More. Bottled on June 16, 2004.

07-04-2004 23:25:48 | More by GCBrewingCo
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

3.7/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

08-13-2009 22:55:34 | More by atsprings
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-09-2013 01:52:03 | More by hellhammermario
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Front Street Dram Tree Scottish Ale from Front Street Brewery
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