Scotch Ale - Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
3.75/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The pour gives a brew of deep red-brown. It is dark, but translucent, with carbonation visible around the glass. It initially throws a tannish head, but it immediately dissolves to speckled bubbles sitting across the surface. The odor is both malty and sweet. The latter is lent by apricot, cranberry, and passionfruit. There are also mild suggestions of citric hops and alcohol. The taste begins much like the aroma. There are obvious malts, with a mixing of grapey fruitiness. This becomes enhanced as the carbonation rolls the sweetness from end to end over the palate. The finish is a bit boozy, but otherwise clean with the simple tastes from the beginning, that never really left at all. This is true through to the aftertaste, which breaths with those same grapes and berries. The body is medium, with the carbonation towards the higher end of the spectrum. Despite the astringent fruitiness, the mouth is left surprisingly watery. It is not coated, but rather satiated. The abv is within range and the beer has a nice drinkability.
Overall, what we liked best about this brew was the overpoweringly fruity and, borderline tropical, aroma. It also gets bonus points for being local. That aside, the unexpected aroma was followed appropriately by a uniquely fruity taste, making for a solid offering.
Serving type: growler
12-16-2010 04:35:16 | More by TheBrewo
More User Reviews:
3.3/5 rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
I got this beer at a bar in the Rochester region without any prior knowledge of the Rohrbachs brewery.
Appearance - Dark and dense for a scotch ale with good carbonation. Poured from a pitcher into pint glasses and got good head with decent retention.
Smell - Burnt caramel and some earthiness.
Taste- Has a dense chewy mouthfeel that fits with the caramel flavors and lingers well after a short buildup to full flavor.
Serving type: on-tap
01-04-2014 17:05:06 | More by StuyBeerGuy
4/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap in a pint glass.
A- Medium brown color. The 1-finger head is thick and creamy, Guinness-like in appearance, and it leaves huge thick rings of lace.
S- Caramelized roasted malts. Some sweet beadiness.
T- Roaster malt, caramel, sweet and nutty.
M- Creamy, thick full body. Sharp aftertaste. Drinkable @ 7.0% abv.
O- A good, drinkable Scotch Ale, worth a look.
Serving type: on-tap
03-19-2013 21:41:41 | More by NiceTaps
Scotch Ale from Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)
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