Sheep Shagger Scotch Ale - Tyranena Brewing Company
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Reviews by samie85:
4.08/5 rDev +1.5%
Pours a rich copper color with two and a half fingers of thick off-white head.
Smells of chocolate and Munich malt notes with some earthy hops.
Follows the nose with Munich malt, chocolate and caramel and a delicate bitterness.
Rich and full side of medium-bodied with low, prickly carbonation.
I really enjoyed this beer, even though it departs from all examples of the style that I've had.
03-05-2012 02:18:15 | More by samie85
More User Reviews:
4.25/5 rDev +5.7%
Nice deep cola pour with a hint of red and two fingers of khaki foam on top. Aromas of clean roasted malts with caramel and raisin. Fruit accents and toasted bread. Big and malty upfront with mild hop backbone.
First sip brings creamy crisp malt over the palate with some roast and a mix of caramel, fruit and raisins. A bit of chocolate in the mix along with a toasted bread hint. Malt sweetness is there but not overwhelming. Flows down with a touch of earthy, herbal hop bitterness. Overall a nice malty treat here.
Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with a strong malty body. Goes down quite easily with mellow bubbles. Overall, a nice robust scotch ale for the cooler months and a great addition for Tyranena if I do say so myself. Hope this will be around next year!
12-09-2009 02:29:33 | More by orbitalr0x
4.06/5 rDev +1%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Dark reddish-orange with thin, sustained, off-white head.
Smell: Peat, toffee and dark fruit. Simple but nice.
Taste: Along with the light peat, there are fruity and spicy notes that are almost Belgian-like. Lots of toffee, some nuttiness, and a finish that includes some floral hops, but remains mostly sweet.
Feel: Medium-full body with moderately low carbonation. Finish is not as dry as I would prefer.
Overall: A very tasty, and fairly big, everyday Scotch Ale. If the finish dried up a little more and played against the core sweetness, this would be sublime.
02-06-2013 12:52:18 | More by bsp77
3.13/5 rDev -22.1%
This beer was poured out of a bottle and into a pint glass. It had a dark amber colour to it; almost caramel. Ale had a sweet malt nose with hints of oak and scotch. It also had a slight scotch taste to it, along with malts and a very slight roasted taste, but not by much. No significant lingering flavours or after tastes.
Would I buy this beer again? Maybe.
02-07-2013 20:22:12 | More by NilocRellim
4.3/5 rDev +7%
Misty complexioned, and colored somewhere amongst tangerine, amber, and brown. The head is short, more or less merely a collar of beige.
Scented of dried peaches and strawberries, bran, honey, sweet breads, earth, pipe tobacco, hard water, and dried leaves. It's a beautiful aroma, and spot-on, just a hair on the timid side.
Enters with a honey-graham maltiness that segues fruitier right away, while maintaining underlying bread and toasted grain notions throughout. Flashes of apricots, melons, pineapple, and maraschino cherries, then the floor falls out as it drops into an rivers- edge earthiness and fragrant tobacco. It conclude with a heathery hop note, a low-level tea-like bitterness, and a minor reprise of fruit.
Lowly carbonated, but what is there is persistent. It's not a muddy, smoky peat monster. It's earthy tones are evident, but there is a balancing brightness here too, and that helps make this tremendously quaffable.
02-22-2008 22:40:51 | More by cokes
3.78/5 rDev -6%
Big bourbon aroma. An interesting taste with some sourness. Still a good drinkability at the end of a meal and tasting. Dark colour with generous lasting off-white head.Above average mouthfeel.Liked the vanilla, long whiskey finish.Decent for the style.
12-12-2011 23:38:59 | More by Sammy
3.75/5 rDev -6.7%
Deep amber brown, with a thin head and no lace.
Malty sweet aroma -- sugar, spice, earthy.
Taste is chewy like caramel. Definitely a savory brew, with a thick, whiskeylike character. Do I detect an alcohol sting late in the tasting?
Not bad, but almost too overmalty for my palate.
05-05-2011 02:23:04 | More by secondtooth
3.88/5 rDev -3.5%
12oz into snifter: from notes.
A: Pours a syrupy thickness from the bottle. The body is a deep, murky shade of amber. The off white head did not foam up and only holds into a thin layer around the rim of the glass. Very minimal lacing.
S: A very nice and malty sweetness, I feel it is on the lower end of the intensity spectrum, but a nice subtle character.
T/M: The first impression of the front of this brew is a malty sweetness and a nice Scottish flavor. A nice mouthfeel that is thick and creamy while still being smooth. The final bit of viscosity is short and does not promote a prolonged lingering effect. The sweet raisin character is a pleasant flavor, with many other sweet notes.
D: This is a nice and easy drinking beer. Not too heavy, while missing a bit of the intensity of other in the style, this is a nice brew that I would come back to and have a couple.
11-15-2010 16:14:53 | More by GDBEERMAN
4.35/5 rDev +8.2%
12oz bottle, single from Riley's
appearance: served in a great dane imperial pint, relatively clear amber body - on the lighter end, pretty lifeless beige cap
smell: nice roasty aromas, very roasty, caramel, chocolatey, toasted oats
taste: quite tasty scotch - strong roasted flavor, chocolate and caramel, woody and earthy, light notes of alcohol, butterscotch, oats. very full flavored - check it out
mouthfeel: full-flavor, full body
11-25-2009 02:42:26 | More by dirtylou
3.9/5 rDev -3%
Sheep Shagger ale not only has a funny name but is relatively decent. The beer poors a rich amber with thin off white head that is not lacing. The smell is mostly hints of caramel malt. The taste follows suit. The mouthfeel is medium body with subtle carbonaiton. Overall it is a good scotch style ale.
03-07-2012 00:54:39 | More by WoodBrew
4.08/5 rDev +1.5%
12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.
Appearance-Mahogany brown with reddish highlights and brilliant clarity. Moderate beige head with moderately good retention and some lacing.
Aroma-Wide range of malt character-Bread crusts, dark bread, toast, caramel, and some light roasted malt and chocolate. Hint of smokiness. No hops.
Flavor-Caramel, bread crusts, and just a hint of roasty chocolate up front. The finish shows a long, drawn out complex maltiness, with toasted bread leading the charge. Flavor finishes semi-sweet, with nothing really coming in to cut the malt sweetness. Light alcohol in the finish, but more in the way of warmth than flavor.
Mouthfeel-Meduim full to full, with moderate carbonation. Smooth and rich. Low alcohol warmth in the finish.
I would personally like to see a further developed caramel flavor, and a hair less roast/toast, but Sheep Shagger is quite good, and drinks pretty easily for a beer of this heft.
03-23-2011 04:40:22 | More by plfahey
3.93/5 rDev -2.2%
thanks to mnjeff !
pour is deep copper with a light creamy head
light scotch and bourbon scents mixed with sweet caramelized malts. kinda light all around
scotch is very mild, not overpowering like so many scotch ales. nice sweetness holds the balance. light malty finish.
fuller than i had expected, has a good body on it.
this is quite easy to drink and not overpowering in any way. very well rounded!
12-16-2009 01:26:51 | More by hooliganlife
Sheep Shagger Scotch Ale from Tyranena Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.