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CB's Scotch Ale - CB Craft Brewers

CB's Scotch Ale
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 23.99%


Brewed by:
CB Craft Brewers visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-04-2010)
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 6 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by degerbah:
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degerbah

Ohio

1.83/5  rDev -43%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a cloudy red orange with hardly any head at all. The aroma is sickly sweet with a lot of malt and maybe molasses present. Oww, Yuck! This is not the worst tasting beer I've ever had. I don't think it's in the top five. It's definitely in the top ten. The flavor is a malty mess with an extremely sour aftertaste. Aaaand its a drain pour. I can't handle drinking the rest of this.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2010 22:29:23 | More by degerbah
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sachie23

New York

4/5  rDev +24.6%

10-22-2013 20:12:44 | More by sachie23
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westcott

California

3/5  rDev -6.5%

07-28-2013 17:49:56 | More by westcott
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Zaso

California

3/5  rDev -6.5%

03-05-2012 01:20:08 | More by Zaso
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tclapper

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -6.5%

11-17-2011 20:57:04 | More by tclapper
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techcommdood

New York

3.8/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lightly cloudy with a light brown/reddish color. Decent head on pour but does not retain. Decent carbonation on the tongue though. Nice malty nose. Lots of caramel candy and woody aromas. More caramel on the tongue mixed with roasted grain. Thick body but goes down smooth. More, please.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2011 04:18:17 | More by techcommdood
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levifunk

Wisconsin

2.63/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

a - pours light brown with a light head that dies quickly

s - malt and brown sugar. smells just like a scotch ale should.

t - taste is different than i was expecting. that sweetness found in the nose is not in the flavor. its replaced by a watered down malty flavor and a sour streak. pretty sure this got infected. its not an offensive flavor, just not much good.

m - medium to light body. low carbonation. not sure what got into this, but it didn't help the carbonation.

overall - i'd be interested in trying this again once they get their QC problems under wrap.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2010 00:40:03 | More by levifunk
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mrdalton

New York

4.6/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Kind of a cloudy orange/amber color.

S- I can't smell very well

T- I am surprised at some of the reviews this has gotten so far. I find this to be a pretty good beer. Starts out maybe a little watery, but I love the hoppy/sweet flavor combination.

M- Not too heavy, good amount of carbonation

D- I think this is a highly drinkable beer. I could easily sit on my porch and go through a few bottles or a growler of this beer.

As with most beers, it's better on tap. If you can get to Honeoye Falls, I highly recommend it.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2010 20:57:31 | More by mrdalton
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DmanGTR

New York

3.68/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes on 4/9/10.

A - Poured a clear, deep coppery amber with a tall, off white bubbly head. Dots of lace here and there. 4.0

S - Rich malts. Estery and lots of caramel. Hint of grapes. There's a hint of metallicness here that I can't determine as an off flavor or if it's meant to be there. 3.5

T - A strange twang of tanginess with maltiness and sweetness. Is it sour as well? We could have sweet and sour chicken! I think they fermented at slightly warmer temperatures than desired, but altogether not bad. The caramel is definitely there. Could be a touch cleaner. 3.5

M - Medium bodied with prickly CO2. Nice. 4.0

D - Very good, easy to quaff. I would get this as a normal everyday type of beer. 4.0

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2010 15:08:11 | More by DmanGTR
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mwa423

Ohio

2.58/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got in a locals trade from DmanGTR. Thanks!

A - Slightly hazy amber color very little off white head died quickly.

S - Very malty, slightly bitter. A strange alcohol burn that reminds me of chlorine.

T - The taste was a strange sour at first followed by a light malty touch and ended with the same odd alcohol flavor I noticed in the smell.

M/D - Mouthfeel was on the thin side, slightly watery. I would call this reasonably drinkable, but there are far better available.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2010 22:22:25 | More by mwa423
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