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

30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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

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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-09-2006)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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.

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3.85/5  rDev +1%
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Front Street Dram Tree Scottish Ale from Front Street Brewery
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