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91 Shilling - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

34 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-17-2012)
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jpjayp

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

12-08-2013 15:17:36 | More by jpjayp
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remitrom

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

08-07-2013 02:07:28 | More by remitrom
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Chrixsus

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-03-2013 00:20:45 | More by Chrixsus
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coffygrinder

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-23-2013 11:09:46 | More by coffygrinder
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-06-2013 21:52:33 | More by DrFunkenstein
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Imacopyouidiot

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-07-2012 02:36:59 | More by Imacopyouidiot
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SerialHiker

Illinois

3.99/5  rDev +9.9%

Appearance: Pours a dark brown with some mahogany hues along the edge of the glass…tons of light khaki head formed and a pinky finger width layer remains…dark, dense and only really transparent along the edges…does thin out a bit over time…(3.85/5)

Smell: Chocolate malts up front…smells almost like a porter combined with a brown ale…toffee, caramel, brown sugar, dark fruit sweetness, breadiness, and a touch of toasted malt…it’s complex while being pretty simple…it’s nice…as it warms, the sweet caramel side of the malts begin to show strong…(4/5)

Taste: Nutty, caramel, brown sugar, toasted malts, brown malts and a bit breadiness…flavor stays pretty consistent from start to finish with a hint of sweetness that shows up towards the end…mild lemony/citrus hops appears the more I drink and rounds out the malt flavor nicely…fairly straight forward, this has good taste…(4/5)

Mouthfeel: Medium body, light to medium carbonation…it does fluff up a bit and brings with it some lemony bitterness…finishes with a light bitterness and fairly dry…(4/5)

Overall: I haven’t had a Scottish ale in quite sometime, for some reason I always figured I wasn’t gonna like it…boy was I wrong…I’m not sure how indicative of the style this is, but I’m definitely gonna have to try another…Two Brothers is one of my favorite breweries and they’ve done a nice job here…I’m thankful that I have a bomber of this one, as I will be enjoying the rest of this while I watch some hockey on this bitter cold afternoon…Two Bros bombers are becoming harder to find but I have seen this one still around town…if you happen to stumble upon it at your local beverage depot, it’s worth picking up, especially for the price ($5.99)…(4/5)

02-17-2013 21:32:43 | More by SerialHiker
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.96/5  rDev +9.1%

I like the 91 Schilling...its not an overthetop scotch ale. Its a nice smooth easy drinking beer. It pours an nice rich mohagony with thin offwhite creamy head that is leaving a nice lace. The smell is weaker than most scotch ales, but there is definitely hinst of malt and earth. The taste starts slightly bitter then the caramel/peat malts kick in to balance the pallet leaving a very nice taste. The mouthfeel is a lighter medium body with smooth carbonation. Overall I think this is a good beer and would have it again if offered.

01-14-2013 00:29:16 | More by WoodBrew
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emerge077

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +8.8%

Tawny light brown pour, dark brown in the glass, tan foam on the surface. Texture is on the creamy side, with minimal spotty lacing in the glass.

Nutty and woody aroma, malty and possibly peated but no actual smoke resent. Dry, not sweet.

Flavors follow suit, malty and smooth, creamy with a nicely full feel, though it's actually fairly light on the palate. Lightly toasty and bready with a vague dried dark fruit note and a dry bitter finish. pretty smooth and drinkable, would pick this up again before it's gone for another decade...

10-31-2012 00:29:49 | More by emerge077
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Bung

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +7.4%

22oz. A dark brown/mohoghanny pour, thin layer of off white on top. Some minimal lacing.

Aroma, Caramel, toffee, leather and some toasted malt.

Taste, very peaty, leathery. Toasted malt, burnt brown sugar, walnut. Some herbally tea. Sweetness is pretty subdued. Maybe just a tad much on the herbal notes. Maybe not though, just favors the nutty, leathery, peaty side of the style.

Heavier side of light body, good carbonation. About right here, drinks well, would have like a richer sweet side though. Still certainly worth a try.

11-14-2012 03:07:00 | More by Bung
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Brenden

Ohio

3.89/5  rDev +7.2%

This red-hued medium-dark brown beer, with moderate opacity and a bit of a haze, grows a well-sustained and sizeable tan head that develops a creaminess to it both in look and in feel, which translates essentially to plenty of stick and a mixture of webbing and legging on the glass in plenty.
Malts are steady and produce a firm foundation for a sweetness of toffee, caramel and raisin-like dark fruits to set on a toasty note and balance against a peaty earthiness and a hint of an herbal note. A light, unoffensive metallic note, a staple of varietals, both malt and hops, that are English in origin, is present throughout. ThiDespite its listing, as I understand it the intent is a traditional Socttish ale rather than a Wee Heavy, whereas that is the Old 1713 (in the same anniversary line). It doesn't posess the strength required of a Wee Heavy, but I'll grade to the brewer's intenet rather than the inaccuracy provided.
The body is medium, on par for the style. Semi-dry, the slightly chalkier dryness plays into the feel as it tends to with traditional rather than American styles. It has a firm but soft crispness that rides out the full session and a steady smoothness as well.

06-19-2013 12:27:06 | More by Brenden
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

11-04-2012 00:49:28 | More by ssimpson89
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coz

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

11-22-2012 18:36:15 | More by coz
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mvdillman

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-01-2013 22:11:20 | More by mvdillman
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Rmatuszak2

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

12-23-2012 01:51:14 | More by Rmatuszak2
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-24-2012 19:08:23 | More by imperialking
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.73/5  rDev +2.8%

Capturing the essence of Scottish Ales isn't easy- make it malty, but not sweet. Earthy, but not smoky. Dark, but not roasty. There's a lot of finesse in making these bold flavored beers, and Two Brothers pulls it off effortlessly.

91 Shilling pours with a masculine medium-dark brown hue. Hazy, the beer seems to put up a wall to protect it from what's outside. But a glimmer of light at the edge of the glass reveals a tawny bronze coloration that's a little more forgiving. Releasing a thick blanket of foam, once again, the beer seems to put up a shield of off-white foam between the beer and the mouth. Well defined rings of lace trail the beer with each sip. It's simply a manly looking ale.

Medium-toast aromas shy away from roasted notions but play on the malt backbone of deeply caramelized toffee, light coffee, earthy cocoa, slight peat and campfire. Mild alcohol notes wrap around fruit esters of grape, almost-cherry, and almost licorice for added depth in its overall scent.

Where the aroma is a bit modest, the flavors share no such thing in common- dense and robust flavors of overcooked grain sweetness and the body to boot gives the impression of a full flavored dark ale. But the sultry taste turns toasty, nutty, and lightly woodish to finish- giving a slim glimpse into the hops that aid in balance. Again, the dark fruit esters add complexity to the beer's finish but remain understated in its complementary role.

Medium-full in body, the beer's early but subtle carbonation quivers incrementally as the beer traverses across the palate and leads to a remarkably dry beer in finish despit its richer upstart. Surprisingly refreshing and drinkable even for a "Wee Heavy", the beer flirts with grainy and watery textures as the carbonation has dissipated in those last few drinks.

91 Shilling has all the pieces and parts that are needed to make a proper Scottish Ale, but the depth and complexity of those pieces are simplistic in their portrayal and keeps me wanting more from the ale as well. Authentic versions would have pushed the malty-dry finish, peated character, burnt sugar, and fruit components a bit further.

03-28-2013 19:01:07 | More by BEERchitect
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%

#13 of 15 Beers for 15 Years Series - had on tap at Two Brothers Tap House - Warrenville, IL

Poured a deep chestnut color with some ruby hues, topped with a thin, beige head, decent retention and leaves some lacing on the glass. Aromas are earthy, peat, woodsy, malty. Tastes are earthy and malty, peat, woody, brown sugar, nutty, caramel, toffee, raisin. High point of this ale is the mouth-feel: medium-to-full bodied, creamy, and smooth. Finishes a bit spicy with a tingle on the tongue. Overall, nice representation of the style.

10-23-2012 00:01:41 | More by barnzy78
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%

Served in a Duvel tulip glass.

Part 13 in the Brothers' 15-part anniversary series. This stuff pours a clear deep ruby-brown topped by a finger of ashen khaki foam. The nose comprises lightly-roasted caramel, buttery toffee, a few pinches of cocoa powder, and a vague sense of earthiness. The taste brings in more of the same, with a touch more cocoa, a slight nuttiness, and a tiny oak component. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda grainy feel. Overall, a solid, unassuming Scotch ale, one that, though technically proficient, doesn't wanna make things swing.

10-17-2012 01:08:52 | More by TMoney2591
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beersdmf17

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-29-2014 21:42:35 | More by beersdmf17
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matjack85

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-15-2013 03:50:42 | More by matjack85
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TheSSG

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-20-2013 18:40:06 | More by TheSSG
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jschott75

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-04-2013 01:25:33 | More by jschott75
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JimGlonke

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

10-21-2012 01:18:24 | More by JimGlonke
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DoctorEvil65

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-25-2014 02:08:13 | More by DoctorEvil65
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91 Shilling from Two Brothers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.