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Highland Tasgall Ale - Highland Brewing

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Highland Tasgall AleHighland Tasgall Ale

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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 7.39%
Wants: 35
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: AlexJ on 08-26-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of fingolfin72
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color- Cola mahogany. Palomino head.

Nose- caramel and raisins I think; the people next to me in the bar were smoking.

Palate- Big, tasty, caramelly and smooth. Hints of peat and smoke, with a tinge of bitterness in the back. Nicely integrated and easy to drink. Very satisfying, and not cloying. A bit rich to have more than one, but I would anyway.

Photo of mntlover
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy brown small cream colored head but was poured not to have much of a head, it does lace some. Also served too cold which affected the head some also the aroma and taste to some degree.

Aroma is malty caramel spicey some earthy hops. As noted earlier to cold when served.

Taste is big on malt loads of caramel big chewy some licorice popping up. Hops earthy herbal like to start moving to grapefruity with lingering bitterness. As it warms some chocolate malt and toffee comes out. Can't wait to have in a bottle or at a proper temp. Very tastey couldn't save it long enough to warm it.

Mouthfeel is big lots of malt nice carbonation loads of hops for a Wee Heavy some lingering sugar also felt.

Drinkability is great very nice what 8% enjoyed and will rereview later time probably when bottled so I can get a better check on the smell.

Photo of NClifestyle
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

served from the tap at barley's in asheville on my way back to greensboro tonight. a 10 ounce goblet for $3 (better than $6 for roughly the same amount of chimay in town here).
pours up a cloudy dark brown, blood red on the edges when held up to the light. off white head, somewhat thin, but stays around for the entire beer.
smell of malt, strong and sweet. tastes just the same at the front of the mouth, burnt chocolate and coffee, nice and strong. however, a powerful hot flavor comes up in the back of the mouth and in the aftertaste.
medium to thich mouthfeel. i really liked this beer, and would have had another, but had to hit the road. hope to find it in bottles soon.


Photo of finepaws
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a dark brown with a touch of reddish background. Creamy tan head coats glass. Has a roasted malt smell, and a touch of piney hops in the background. Tastes smokey, with a chocolate roasted flavor. Good piney hop flavor, that I've been informed, more breweries are doing to appeal to the American hop heads, with their scotch ales. Medium body feel, lighter than a porter or stout, but not as light as a red ale. Very smmoth and creamy. Alcohol at 8% is well hidden in my book. So be careful with this "Cauldron of the Gods" as the name implies.

Photo of AlexJ
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Let me start by noting that I'm not 100% on the ABV of this beer, I'm going by what the bartender told me.

Dark mahogany pour with burgundy highlights. Rather hazy with a small, but creamy beige head. Moderate lace.

Nose is filled with caramel and honey malt, soft wildflowers, a hint of peaty smoke, and notes of pine hops.

Sweet caramel and brown sugar malt flavors dominate. As it warms, lots of other flavors come out: light fruit, peat smoke, a hint of roasty chocolate, and a pleasantly large hop presence of pine, floral, and even citrus. Nicely balanced, unlike typical Scottish ales.

Body is medium, with a chewy, slightly coarse texture and a creamy mouthfeel. Probably the tastiest Scottish ale I've had, this style normally eludes me due to it's extremely malty nature.

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Highland Tasgall Ale from Highland Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.