Laughing Lab Scottish-Style Ale - Bristol Brewing Company
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3.54/5 rDev -5.1%
From a 355 ml bottle (bottled during the 4th week of December 2012) into a nonic.
A-This brew pours without any head. The beer is a nice color for the style; sort of a deep, rusty amber. It is clear with no visible carbonation.
S-The smells is mild, with dark toasted, lightly sweet malts being dominant. I detect a little bit of caramel and toffee, but unlike some Scottish Ales, there is not a ton of sweet, sugary flavors here.
T-This brew tastes much like it smells with lightly sweet malt flavors (toffee, caramel, nuttiness) being the most noticeable aspect. There is a slight hop twang that provides just a little metallic counterpoint to the maltiness. The finish is long and slightly bitter.
M-The feel is medium to lighter in body for the style with very little carbonation. Easy to drink.
O-This brew is a touch underwhelming. I prefer a bit more chutzpah in beers of this type, whether that means more spice, toffee/chocolate, or caramel...whatever. On the plus side, this beer does provide a nice, long finish, without cloying sweetness. In sum, this is a fair representation of a Scottish Ale that should appeal to those looking for something with a lighter, easy-to-drink flavor profile and feel.
03-17-2013 21:52:03 | More by spoony
3.98/5 rDev +6.7%
Poured in to a tulip. 1/2 finger, khaki colored head. Clear, ruby colored body.
Aroma was malty, a bit roasty, sweet and a hint of metallic. Some notes of dark fruit and a bit floral.
Taste had a good amount of malty sweetness, but still clean on the tongue. Maltyness upfront, with a chocolately, roasty flavor in the mix. Mild sweetness comes up before the hop flavor. A bit of dark fruit flavor, slightly bitter in the finish helps clean up the sweetness. Slightly floral.
Medium body, medium/high carb, crisp finish.
Nice Scottish Ale. Easy drinking. Sweet and malty, but finishes light enough to enjoy quite a few.
01-19-2013 00:45:12 | More by riored4v
4.03/5 rDev +8%
Laughing Lab Scoth Ale poured a nice deep amber color with a fan head. The head in the std pint was two fingers and kept a consistent one finger with nice lacing for the duration. The smell was malty with hints of caramel and mocha. The taste was true to style with a sweet malt front, and finishing with a toasted note and just enough hop for balance. The beer had nice body and finished clean. Overall this is a solid Scotch Ale and worth the effort to look for. Cheers!
06-20-2012 04:35:29 | More by DevilDogBeer
Laughing Lab Scottish-Style Ale from Bristol Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.