Sláinte Scottish Style Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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3.85/5 rDev +0.8%
Pours very dark with hints of amber and burnt caramel. Moderate tan head. Aroma of plum, cherry, molasses, and bread. More stone fruits and molasses in the taste as well as hints of chocolate and coffee. Medium bodied with a light to fair amount of carbonation. Very drinkable, one of my favorites of the style.
07-10-2014 23:13:45 | More by Phigg1102
3.81/5 rDev -0.3%
A: The beer is black when viewed from afar; closer inspection reveals traces of dark red near the bottom of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a half finger high tan head.
S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts and smoked malts are present in the nose—peat seems to stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the overall taste is rather malty and has both flavors of caramel and smoke. Only faint hints of bitterness are perceptible, although there's just enough hops in this from keeping it from becoming a malt bomb.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be very easy to drink for a Scottish Ale but is rather easy to drink. I found it to be enjoyable.
04-21-2014 02:39:00 | More by metter98
3.88/5 rDev +1.6%
Pours dark chestnut in color with ruby highlights and a moderate cap of khaki froth with good retention. Broad sheets of lacing linger along the periphery as the beer descends. Complex aroma smells of dark fruit, molasses, dark chocolate, caramel, and a hint of peat and cherry cough syrup. The presentation is pretty much exemplary for the style.
The taste features toasted bread, plums, currants, dates, and a hint of molasses. A dash of herbal hops lend contrast and a slightly medicinal twinge, manifesting mostly in toward middle. Hints of milk chocolate begin to appear as the beer warms. Residual sweetness lingers on the lips. The complex malt profile reminds me of O'So Night Train, though they're technically different styles. The body is on the thin side, giving it a loose mouthfeel that doesn't quite lend the taste the support it deserves.
Overall, this is a fine Scottish ale, one of the best I've tried. The presentation and complexity are both excellent. A more robust body would really elevate this brew to the next level.
03-18-2014 01:15:20 | More by MaximalC
4.39/5 rDev +14.9%
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.
03-17-2014 00:48:23 | More by t2thebro
Sláinte Scottish Style Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.