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Sláinte Scottish Style Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Sláinte Scottish Style AleSláinte Scottish Style Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

222 Ratings
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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 15
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: mobius387 on 12-17-2011

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.51/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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!

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.42/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An excellent Scottish ale from one of new favorite breweries. It pours nice and black with a little head and a little lacing. The smell and taste are both rich and smoky, with chocolate and peat notes. An excellent sipper for a cold nice. Almost taste like a stout or extra rich porter.

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4.42/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. into a Duvel tulip.

A: A nice brown pour yields a thick, opaque body sporting a just-tan head with pretty good retention. Pretty.

S: Spot-on nose. A bit musty, malty, and earthy English hops. A touch of citrus, maybe some Maris Otter.

T: Again, spot-on. Good, slightly sweet malt with a clean profile. Mild citrusy-earthy hops reek of EKG. Straightforward, but thoughtful. Almost like Earl Grey, but with alcohol.

M: Full-bodied with thin carbonation. Perhaps it's a bit too filling, but I like it. Not boozy in the least.

O: For a much-debated style, it's pretty good. A maltier, boozier bitter, it scratches the itch, and is a very, very drinkable beer for a very, very agreeable price.

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4.41/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

central waters scottish style ale

a 4.5-5 rather deep brown with orangy hues near the edges, not sure if it's hazy or not as my lighting is too dim at the moment; tightly bubbled tan head lasts for a long time in reduced form. lace in sheets. no reason to deduct points here.

s 4 at first i was not so sure about the nose; musty and a bit smokey, it revealed its secrets slowly and became bolder as the beer warmed. seems to be some peat in there: aww, yeah.

t 4.5-5 the character and balance of this beer are surprisingly great. the peat is there, as is an unusual sort of sweetness (english malt?) and herbal hoppyness. these elements play entertainingly and slowly subside in a long, satisfying finish. central waters is a hit or miss brewery in my eyes. although their BBS is considered a hit by most, and though i too liked it at first, i have now given it a multitude of chances after it went south for me, and it has let me down every time. and some of the everyday offerings are just lousy, like glacial trail ipa. but some of their stuff is quite good, and i absolutely love y2k and bbb--now this scottish ale is taking its place right up near the top.

m 4.5 it would be pretty hard to improve on the mouthfeel. fine, creamy carbonation, medium body ... perhaps it could be a touch chewier, but that's nit selecting.

o 4.5+ not always in the mood for a scottish ale, granted, but what a fine example this is. i might turn up the hops and peat the slightest fraction of a degree, and add some chew, but then perfection would be the result.

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4.41/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a dark brown color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into sparse lacing. The aroma is of caramel, toffee, perfume, and peat. The taste is a nice malty balance of toffee, caramel, and hints of peaty perfume. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with lively carbonation, and a velvety texture. Overall, this is one of the better Scottish Ales I've tasted. I can see myself drinking this beer regularly.

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A - Deep dark brown body with a solid light tan head displaying excellent stamina. It started out at an inch and its still standing long after the pour. Very nice display.

S - A slight roasted aroma with a sharpened smokiness. Nothing overwhelming in the scent but rather just enough to make me want to take a drink.

T - Roasted caramel malts with a very nice presence of smoke. This is a very well done beer that I look forward to finishing.

M - Medium bodied with minimal carbonation to note makes for a smooth almost silky feel that might be better described as creamy.

~ This is another fine addition to an already proven line-up of brews offered by the crew at CW. This is one I hope they keep putting up on the shelves here in Central Wisconsin.

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4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A- pours dark brown with reddish orange highlights.
tight head that dissipates quickly into a small layer on top.

S- malty, raisin, toasty toffee, dates, some earth hop in the faint background.

T- starts sweet smooth and hints of dark caramel, hazelnut. Then nice dry bitterness moves in and a bit of alcohol flavor not off putting though. Finishes dry with a smokey, chocolate hazelnut flavor which lingers paired with a slight alcohol aftertaste.

M- smooth medium bitterness and carb.

O- amazing balance. These beers are often to sweet with nothing to balance.
This beer I could recognise three facets to the flavor, sweet to start, nice bite to dry the sweetness in the middle and a huge flavor in the end that gains clarity from the dry middle. Best Scottish ale I've had.

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Sláinte Scottish Style Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.