Schlafly Single Malt Scottish Style Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room
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3.33/5 rDev -10.5%
Well, this one is interesting.
Appearance is slightly cloudly, with a lighter than amber hue. Vigourous pour brings a solid inch head that trails off to a moderate froth shy of a 1/2 inch.
The nose comes pff with a smokey dominance, followed by a hint of peat.
Flavor is more peat than smoke, slightly breadt sweet. A bit like a single malt scotch, but usually I like a peat in my scottish ales. Somehow this one comes in and out of the "I think I like it" zone. It's a bit perplexing. It has the flavor of scotch, yey it's very lite on the heat.
Mouthfeel is lite & thin.
Finish has me a bit confused. Not bad, but, well...I'm still thinking.
04-14-2013 04:56:42 | More by 2beerdogs
3.51/5 rDev -5.6%
750 ml bottle poured into snifter.
Pours hazy apricot with a thin white half finger head. The aroma takes me back several years, when I was a big scotch drinker, needless to say the scotch profile is very big. Sweet smoky peat is very prevalent, small hints of toffee and butterscotch, and some lemon squeaks its way in there. The booze in the nose is quite powerful.
The taste is surprisingly watery at first, then peat comes out and attacks your palate. The smokiness aside there are some oak notes, along with some citrus fruits, and a bit of toffee candy sweetness it the back of the tongue. The mouthfeel leaves a lot to be desired. Way to thin for the amount of smokiness on display. ABV is noticeable yet not crazy.
I don't think scotch whisky barrels are the best for aging beers, but this was a decent attempt at it. I think with a better base beer it could work really well.
10-05-2013 01:25:46 | More by screamking
3.7/5 rDev -0.5%
A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a hazy, dark golden body. The. Had settles quickly and leaves no lace.
S - Sweet malt, with some barrel notes of oak, spice, and a touch of smoke.
T - Lots of sweet malt up front with sweet fruity apple notes. Rum like spice in the middle and a finish of sweet malt clove, and a bit of vanilla.
M - A thick, sticky sweet body, and fairly low carbonation.
D - Not bad, the aroma is far better than the flavor. The excessive sweetness hurts not only the drink ability but also dulls the flavor.
06-12-2013 22:52:57 | More by nickfl
3.73/5 rDev +0.3%
A-Cloudy deep orange, that clears up after a while, not much carbonation and a one finger head.
S-Scotch, lots of it. Very fruity and grassy, speyside lie. But too much alcohol in the nose.
T-Very scotchy here as well. Not much malt like other scotch ales, fruity, apples, some earthy tones. A lot of barrel flavor. But the alcohol flavor does not mix well.
M-Lighter, tad watery, not much carbonation, alcohol heat.
O-I wanted to like this beer so much, but the alcohol presence was too much.
09-25-2013 20:50:59 | More by rlee1390
3.73/5 rDev +0.3%
750ml bottle served in a tulip. Poured a hazy reddish gold with a finger of fine bubble off white head. The scotch jumps right out at you in the aroma. Peaty smoke, also some caramel malt. The peat is also the first thing you get in the flavor. It hits you right off the bat. Then there is some malt sweetness in the middle. Long lingering peaty finish. Medium to full bodied. Alcohol isn't evident. Pretty easy drinking if you like Scotch. Appears to be bottle conditioned. If peaty Scotch whiskey is your thing, you will like this beer.
12-16-2012 00:03:26 | More by homebrewhawk
Schlafly Single Malt Scottish Style Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
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