Sláinte Scottish Style Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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3.9/5 rDev +2.1%
(Served in a dimple mug)
bottled in Dec.
A- This beer has a deep dense walnut brown body that is opaque with a thin film of tan and a strong carbonation trailing up the side.
S- There is a clean slightly tart hint with some brown malt aroma and a touch of dark caramel but overall pretty soft aroma.
T- The pot caramel and dark toasted malt has a slight sweetness to it with a overcooked dark toffee note to follow. There is a bitter green finish with a hop and black roasted barley quality to the bitterness.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a gentle fizz and no alcohol heat noticed.
O- The nice malt flavor is not real rich but nice and it would be nice to have more of it in the nose. The bitterness is a bit too strong but not offensive by any means.
02-21-2012 16:10:13 | More by rhoadsrage
3.85/5 rDev +0.8%
Bottle from 2011 summer trip. This style is hit and miss for me. This version is a winner. Dark brown with a small consistent off-white head, and some lace. A rich yeast malted aroma. Medium mouthfeel, however it is smooth. The chocolate, the smoke, the malt, all nicely integrated.
11-29-2012 03:05:05 | More by Sammy
3.54/5 rDev -7.3%
The Central Waters Scottish Ale is decent and worth a try. The beer poured a deep amber....almost opaque with thin head that left a little lacing. The scent carried earth, peat and some malt. The taste had a nice malt base with a slight roast and earth. The mouthfeel was fuller in body with smooth carbonation. Overall this is a decent scotch ale.
12-30-2013 03:00:21 | More by WoodBrew
4.03/5 rDev +5.5%
poured into a pint glass, bottled on date of December
appearance: pours a chocolate brown with a thin brown head
aroma: slight malty nose, but not a very strong smell
palate: nice smooth feel to it with a medium body. flavor runs up the sides of the mouth as well as hitting the tongue.
taste: definitely the strong part of this beer, which is good cause its the most important. its a nice balance between barely flavors, a hint of chocolate and enough hoppy feel to it to really give it a robust offering.
overall: a pretty good beer by central waters. ive never seen this one before, but its definitely worth a try. its got more flavor than most scottish ales ive had before, and its more smooth as well.
12-17-2011 19:22:35 | More by mobius387
3.85/5 rDev +0.8%
Poured into a snifter glass, dark brown, one finger head, left a nice creamy froth in the middle and around the rim of the glass.
This started out kind of weak because it was right out of the fridge and too cold. After it warmed up a little it was much better. The sensations are of sweet dark malts, bread, earthy, smoke, nice complexity, dry finish. The 7.5 % ABV is barely perceived.
This is an enjoyable Scottish ale. It's a little less intense than the Scotch ales I enjoy but still very good. I had the Bourbon barrel aged Scotch Ale at the Central Waters tap room back in October and it was outstanding. I think that is supposed to be released next month.
12-16-2012 01:41:41 | More by jdkitchi
3.98/5 rDev +4.2%
Fresh seasonal from Central Waters, yes please...
Poured into a tulip, it's a dark mahoghany color, transparent in the light, but then appears opaque in the glass with the yeast poured in. A sticky, 3-D halo of foam juts out slightly from the rim of the glass, dripping in a stalagtite formation. Tan foam has a creamy smooth texture to it.
Rich aroma that seems to ebb over time a little, malted milk balls, chalky dark chocolate, toasted grain husks, something slightly raw and minerally.
Velvety smooth feel, wisps of peat smoke, and woody bitterness in the aftertaste, with some light malt sweetness up front. Some fruity yeast lends indistinct grape or currant notes. Finishes fairly dry and woody, not too sweet overall. Really enjoyable stuff, will look for more while it's in season.
12-30-2011 23:53:50 | More by emerge077
4.51/5 rDev +18.1%
12 oz bottle poured into a Central Waters tulip.
7.5% ABV, Bottled On: OCT notched on the label.
A - Even held up to light Sláinte's deep copper mahogany color almost looks black. The tall but quiet pour rouses up a thin but full layer of tan foam which sinks back into the beer slowly, creating a halo of bubbles around the tulip.
S - Central Waters has a fantastic way of generating really chocolaty aromas from malt, usually in their stouts, but also in Sláinte. Milk chocolate and dry cocoa both blend for a smooth opening that's quickly confronted by peat smoked malt notes of gritty earth. Deep caramelization of the malt leaves undertones of caramel cube and toffee in the background of this hop-less aroma.
T - Caramelization of the wort is evident through the lingering sweetness and malty flavor that this beer offers; gooey caramel and toffee melted with soft milk chocolate and dusted with a pinch of cocoa. Again, peat smoked malt pokes through, gently overtaking the sweetness with a finish of dry earthiness.
M - Medium-full bodied, this savory and rich beer has a total lack of hops (perception) but it's not without balance. It's light smokiness aids in creating a dry, almost lightly bitter finish that suppresses the sweetness a bit for a superb finish!
O - Central Waters Sláinte is another generously malty beer that exceeds expectations across the board. It's deep and complex malt aroma is the perfect usher into the flavor of similar malt complexity and depth all while remaining balanced and smooth-drinking. Alcohol, while higher in content, is almost undetectable in this smooth beer making it a lovely winter warmer!
12-09-2013 23:24:02 | More by BeerFMAndy
2.9/5 rDev -24.1%
Reviewing the Slainte Scottish Style Ale from Central Waters Brewing Company.
December 2011 vintage bottle served in a Surly Darkness snifter and enjoyed in the wee hours of 01/28/12.
Appearance: Deep, dark mahogency color with brown highlights at the top and ruby highlights in the lower half of the beer. Pours three-quarters of a finger of creamy khaki colored head. Settles almost entirely. Average lacing with solid cling. 3.5/5
Smell: Creamy malts and tiramissu. Hint of caramel, hint of vanilla, and some bready malt. Touch of rye? 3.5/5
Taste: Bready malts, nondescript malts and a little spice. Hints of vanilla. Stainless steel sweetness towards the finish. 2.5/5
Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied, light carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. 3/5
Overall: A below average Scottish Ale. Very disappointed given the mild hype behind this beer.
Recommendation: Skip this one. There are plenty of better beers in this style wherever you'll be able to find this one (e.g., Robert The Bruce)
Pairings: Caramel popcorn or a pastrami sandwich.
Cost: $8.99 for a six pack
01-28-2012 08:27:13 | More by jegross2
Sláinte Scottish Style Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.