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Whole Hog Scotch AleWhole Hog Scotch Ale
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Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerFMAndy on 07-26-2013

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 22
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.45/5  rDev +19.3%
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.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.47/5  rDev -7%

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.

Weightings (percentages): 20, 20, 40, 5, 15. Avg: 3.47

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Photo of nickapalooza86
3.27/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

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Photo of Sconnie25
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I purchased a bottle of this from a Trig's grocery store in Schofield, WI. Whole Hog Wee Heavy Scotch Ale pours a dark copper hue with very little head or lacing. The aroma is quite nice with hints of caramel malt and toffee. The flavor balances these nicely however I was hoping for a stronger more heavy profile and was a bit disappointed with that. The finish is very smooth which is nice but still slightly disappointing because I look for more strength when it comes to this style. Overall it is still good but there are better examples of the style out there.

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Whole Hog Scotch Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
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