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Whole Hog Scotch Ale - Stevens Point Brewery

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Whole Hog Scotch Ale
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BA SCORE
85
very good

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 07-26-2013)
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Reviews by nickapalooza86:
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a rich deep mahogany with brownish hints, clear, 1/4th finger cream head that leaves before you get a chance to say hello.

Smell is bready, toffee, light caramel

Taste is light caramel, a lot of bready malt coming through, bread, bread with even a hint of bread, light toffee, plum

Mouthfeel is medium full, lighter on the carbonation, clean finish and very easy drinking for the style

It is decent, nothing great, I much prefer my homebrewed scotch ale and the like of Dirty Bastard, Warped Speed and Scotty Karate to this. With that said it is in no way a bad beer, just nothing stands out and it becomes a little one note and bland.

nickapalooza86, Feb 06, 2014
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4.46/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz twist off bottle poured into a snifter
6.5% ABV

A - This wee heavy quietly pours a glorious ruby mahogany color with clarity showing through the dark beer. It's thick ivory head flees quickly, leaving freckles of lace dotted on the snifter.

S - Voluptuous maltiness softly escapes with Munich breadlines, caramelized undertones, and notes of toast with just a faint hint at peat smokiness wafting in through the background.

T - It's soft aroma alludes to a somewhat tame brew but the maltiness brings a lot of sweetness to the palate. Notes of toffee and caramel surround Munich bready qualities and trace undertones of dry toast.

M - Cooler, longer fermentation produces an exceptional smoothness and rich, medium-full body that resounds with controlled sweetness for a pleasing finish.

O - Malt complexity is the name of the game for this Whole Hog release and Point pulls it off without a hitch; it's deep, smooth, and most definitely enjoyable, clocking in on the lower end of the alcohol spectrum for a wee heavy.

BeerFMAndy, Jul 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

harpus, Dec 20, 2013
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3.47/5  rDev -9.4%

A: 3.5 - Mahogany colored, with a small, quickly fading head
S: 3.25 - Disappointingly faint, just some very light caramel.
T: 3.5 - Highly sweet malt dominates, mostly caramel. Yeasty esters give a little fruitiness.
M: 4 - Creamy texture, lots of body
O: 3.5 - One dimensional for a wee heavy. Needs more malt character.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Whole Hog Scotch Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.