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Laughing Lab Scottish-Style Ale - Bristol Brewing Company

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Laughing Lab Scottish-Style AleLaughing Lab Scottish-Style Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

177 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 10
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bristol Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-04-2002)
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-03-2013 15:06:05 | More by jaydoc
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UncleAddie

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

10-23-2013 21:42:59 | More by UncleAddie
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -19.6%

10-13-2013 03:38:18 | More by MinorThreat
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Fusion7777

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

10-13-2013 03:08:12 | More by Fusion7777
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rshepard

Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.2%

10-09-2013 23:11:15 | More by rshepard
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Mfrace73

Washington

4/5  rDev +7.2%

10-07-2013 02:37:08 | More by Mfrace73
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famous_mortimur

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-27-2013 04:57:07 | More by famous_mortimur
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Spartan13

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

09-10-2013 08:16:58 | More by Spartan13
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IPA1978

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-07-2013 01:58:44 | More by IPA1978
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backslide311

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-02-2013 09:25:43 | More by backslide311
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beerutiful1

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

09-02-2013 03:28:37 | More by beerutiful1
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mikehillman

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.6%

08-31-2013 22:39:48 | More by mikehillman
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Gerred

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-25-2013 04:35:51 | More by Gerred
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JohnyFriday

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

07-18-2013 03:16:55 | More by JohnyFriday
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BirdmanJohn

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-13-2013 18:48:33 | More by BirdmanJohn
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grahammi

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-10-2013 23:04:45 | More by grahammi
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justinmc1

Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-28-2013 14:03:51 | More by justinmc1
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andrewkgray91

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-06-2013 05:45:12 | More by andrewkgray91
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dokupe

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-05-2013 05:43:48 | More by dokupe
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timontheroad

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-26-2013 19:01:04 | More by timontheroad
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-12-2013 16:48:01 | More by JamesStreet
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RRC03

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-08-2013 15:53:16 | More by RRC03
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JTrav

Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-12-2013 22:00:04 | More by JTrav
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.6/5  rDev -3.5%

As a dog lover myself, I find great satisfaction seeing the panting Labadore on the label- always make these K-9 friends of ours appear to be laughing. Of course I give the beer all 5's, right?

Bright but dark in appearance, the conflicting descriptors seem an oxymoron at first. But dark garnet, ruby and mahogony in its saturated hues, the beer prevails in a brilliant depth of clarity- albeit slightly ominous. Medium-stern in its ivory-stained foam stance, the beer retains fairly well but it laces with blanketed quilted patterns in its wake.

Toffee and toast take hold in its sweet and malty scent. Backed by the dark fruit-fermented fruitiness of cherry and plumb- its complex nose does more that just imply simple syrups. Lightly charred bread, toasted peanuts and deep caramel give impressions of peanut brittle. Heavily caramelized sugars bleed into the alcohol scent to provide an overall roundness of fruitcake with spiced rum masculinities.

Malty-sweet and strong caramelization gives its taste a bread pudding flavor and feel. Sweet alcohol support is rummy, peppery and offers a dash of cinnamon. Light cola nuts, coffee grounds, and chocolate can be found underneath the caramel and bread taste.

Medium-full with hearty malt structure, its deeply embedded carbonation and starchy feel results in a firm creamy texture. The beer slowly proceeds toward a semi-dry finish with light spicy bite, rummy alcohol warmth, and mild grain-derived astringency.

Laughing Lab is a classic example of a Scottish-inspired, American-brewed crafted ale done well. But it needs more boldness in character, depth, and dryness to compete with the best that Scotland has to offer. But any fan of Porter or Brown Ales won't have any qualms about this beer in their glass.

04-11-2013 06:30:04 | More by BEERchitect
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3/5  rDev -19.6%

04-07-2013 23:54:53 | More by OriolesFan1008
Laughing Lab Scottish-Style Ale from Bristol Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.