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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

230 Ratings
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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 55
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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mobius387 on 12-17-2011

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Ratings: 230 | Reviews: 55
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3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from tasting notes.

Pours out a rich dark mahogany color with a stable 1cm lid of tan foam, mediocre levels of lacing on the inside of the glass.
Smells a bit like prunes and pumpernickel bread, some green tobacco leaves as well. Tastes of the same, but with a much higher emphasis on the tobacco and a brief hint of peat garnish on the back end. Body is on the thicker side of medium, carbonation is on the lighter side of medium.

This one was memorable for all the tobacco notes in it.

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3.08/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into pint glass

Appearance: Sláinte pours a dark brown with some blood red at the edges, especially when held to the light. It had an awesome three fingers worth of head that is khaki brown and is retained a fairly long time before it settles to a film on the beer. Lacing is light to moderate and carbonation does seem evident.

Smell: Upfront I smell a sweet malty beer. I am getting toasted bread, caramel and some smoke in there, too.

Taste: A bready toasted note with a sweet malty taste is the prominent flavors here. I'm also getting molasses and a brown sugar mixed with a finish of smoke and a slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Creamy feel to this one. It does go down easy and has a nice amount of carbonation that seems to help cut some of the sweetness. There is no note of the alcohol.

Overall: Not my favorite style I must admit but this one is enjoyable if you're in the mood for a rich, sweet, malty beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Photo of jeremy13586
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one from GarlicJosh

Deep mahogany with some amber hues that pop out when the light hits. Formed a one-finger tan head that stuck around for a bit, but then settled in to a thin layer of foam.

Some roasted malt, caramel and toffee. Also has notes of prune and an earthiness of wet leaves.

Roasted malts and smoke are up front. It is then followed by a blend of earthiness and rich caramel. There is also a little bit of chocolate at the end. Finish was very clean.

Decently carbonated and very creamy. Medium bodied.

This thing was pretty awesome. It didn't offer more than any other beers of the same style, but it was very solid and clean.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of WankelEngine
3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a dark brown/copper color. There is a nice tan head with excellent retention that leaves very nice layers of lace.

S: Fairly mild malty notes, a little tartness.

T: Sweet brown malt is the centerpiece. Caramel, molasses, toffee comprise the sweet flavors while some toasted dark malt contributes a little smokiness and some peaty flavors. There are some fruit flavors, raisin and apple. Finish has just a tiny touch of pine hops and alcohol, but those are mitigated by the malt.

M: Medium-thick and very sticky.

O: Not the most potent or flavorful beer, but nicely drinkable for a malty beer.

Photo of zeledonia
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed 20 May 2012, reviewed from notes. Bottled December 2011, if I can read the label notching right.

Pours very dark reddish brown. With light behind it, it's still a dark coppery coffee brown. One finger of medium tan head, decent retention, relaxes to a cap with little lacing. Pretty dark for a Scottish ale.

Smells fairly malty and slightly fruity, but with a leafy tobacco bite. In general, it's mild, with not a whole lot to it.

Taste is quite malty and sweet, fruity with a bit of a twang. In the smell, that twang struck me as tobacco. Here, it's more earthy and tarry, like molasses with the sweetness turned down.

Mouthfeel is pretty heavy and thick, with medium-low carbonation.

A decent beer, but nothing about it impresses me. I can drink it, and enjoy it, but it's not whispering (or shouting) to me that I need to drink more of it. So I probably won't.

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of scruffwhor
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brown and garnet color mix. Great two finger, dark khaki head and strong residual foam.

Toasty, roasty, and dry overall. Dark chocolate cake batter before the sugar has been added. Lots of malt, can't pick up on any hop aromas at all.

Toasty, roasty, and dry, dark palate. Biscuits, pumpernikel crust, brownie powder, and faint coffee grounds. Theres a yeasty, fruity sweetness underneath everything. Maybe plums or prunes. Dry, but still oily palate overall. Very good, full flavor ale. I'm glad Central waters is available in IL!!! :)

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into 4oz snifter to make me happy. Thats all I want out of beer

A- Pours a dark caramel with a 2 finger tan head that recedes rather quickly to a light lacing

S- Lots of malty sweetness and some peated aromas as well. Some sharp scent that I can't put my finger on

T- Big caramel sweetness and some roast in the background. Liking this way more than the smell forsure. The roastiness balances this amazingly

M- A bit thin but with enough umph to keep me interseted

O- This flavor in a thicker, better smelling beer would be amazing. As it stands still solid

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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Sláinte Scottish Style Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.