Scottish Ale - Back Road Brewery
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Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
1.9/5 rDev -42.1%
Dark copper body, small level slightly beige foam, and plenty of sediment floating about.
Absurbly mild aroam aof bakery and malt. Seriously, this beer's liquid has to be inhaled to be smelt.
Sweet malt and toffee hit the center of the tongue. Earthy hop bite. Huge sour twang runs over everything.
Mouthfeel is a bit light for a scotish ale.
Sour twang destroys all drinkability.
Out of date or born bad? Either way, won't approach again.
02-19-2010 00:19:43 | More by RonfromJersey
3.7/5 rDev +12.8%
Appearance: Pours a cloudy dark amber color with a small head that retains well and dots the pint glass
Smell: Caramel and fruity; smells a bit more like an amber than a Scottish, but still smells nice
Taste: Opens with a lot of caramel flavor that is joined, mid-palate, by a fruity hop flavor; after the swallow, the caramel returns
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; a bit chalky
Drinkability: Not really to style, with too much hop flavor and no peat, this is nevertheless an enjoyable beer; just think amber and everything is copacetic
Thanks, Wadsey, for the opportunity
02-25-2009 23:53:45 | More by brentk56
4.1/5 rDev +25%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. I have no idea how old this is, it's not listed on Back Road's website, but "the other site" has reviews of it from 2007 so I'm gonna assume that's what it is. In any case it should be just fine, it was in the cooler at my local liquor store.
Appears a semi-hazy dark copper color with a half inch off-white head that sinks down to a skim and eventually just some spotty bubbles. No lacing.
Aroma is sweet with lots of caramel and toffee notes, and some raisin. A faint biscuity aroma comes out as it warms. Reminds me of SkullSplitter.
The taste is basically what I expected from the aroma. Lots of caramel sweetness at first but it ends up balanced by some spicy hops while flavors of dark fruit and toffee linger on. I would have given this a 4.5 but after the first couple sips it seems to get weaker.
Mouthfeel is medium, very smooth and well rounded.
This is definitely the best I've had from Back Road so far. I have a 2008 Autumn Ale on deck though so we shall see.
10-05-2008 05:17:05 | More by roadhouse
Scottish Ale from Back Road Brewery
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.