Sláinte Scottish Style Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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4.25/5 rDev +11.3%
12oz bottle poured into a pokal glass.
A - Dark brown with good clarity. Tan head holds a solid cap for the style. Tons of lacing.
S - Rich caramel and chocolate malt. Hinting at some ripe red fruit. Mild roasty notes. Grassy hops.
T - A very even flavor profile throughout. Munich malts with a touch of some caramel. Sweetness perceived early with a fruity yeast quality but dries out on the backend nicely from some bitterness. Little bit of acidity in there. Earthy hop flavors on the backend leave this beer perfectly balanced for the style. Lingering roast replicating swallowed coffee grounds.
M - Medium to medium-full body, light carbonation, semi-dry.
O - Quite a memorable scottish ale. Well-crafted balance that lets the traditionally malty beer give way to some bitterness and delicate hop aroma and flavor. Some strange acidity threw me off a bit but doesn't ruin my experience. Many breweries carry a scottish ale that is truly Americanized but this is modern yet traditional.
Recommendation - One more for the malt lover and much fresher than any import you can find on the shelf at any liquor store. If you see it, grab it.
03-12-2014 02:16:02 | More by Jparker37
3.86/5 rDev +1%
A-pours a dark chestnut with light ruby highlights and a thing layer of creamy head that sticks to the glass
S-sticky caramel malt, rum soaked raisins, toffee, and brown sugar
T-taste is similar to the smell but with a bit more bitterness and smoke to the taste. Getting a light cola taste.
M-very light medium body with light to medium carbonation
Overall one of the better Scottish ale's I've had as it is not cloyingly sweet. The bitterness helps to balance out the sweet malt
03-02-2014 21:55:30 | More by ksimons
4.21/5 rDev +10.2%
Poured at cellar temperature from a bottle into a tulip glass. Coffee-colored liquid builds a velvety head that lingers for a minute before receding into a thin, rocky layer, leaving a coating of lace on the glass. Nose is heavy on caramel with a hint of creosote.
Taste is malt-forward but a citric tang mediates it at midpalate. Peaty presence dominates in the lingering, bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is velvety with delicate carbonation. Lighter than many Scotch ales I've tasted. Nicely balanced. This isn't a malt hammer.
I'm a fan of CW's Satin Solstice/Solitude imperial stout, but I like this even more. Excellent effort.
12-30-2013 23:18:30 | More by MrGraybeard
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
Sláinte Scottish Style Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.