Stone of Scone Scotch Ale - Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
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Ratings: 62 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by hu5om:
4.15/5 rDev +10.1%
Yum. I've had it at the Fitchburg, Hilldale, and Down Town Great Danes, I'm always pleased. Usually in an English style Pub glass. My first Scotch Ale and still one that I long for. It's now McEwan's, but still quite solid. If you're at the Dane, it might not be the best choice, but it's definitely one of their better beers. The IPA and new Barley Wine are not to be missed. Certainly worth trying.
06-25-2010 03:13:08 | More by hu5om
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev +8.8%
Had on tap at the Hilldale location. Served into a pint glass.
Appearance: clear, chestnut brown in color, 1/4 inch head, low carbonation
Smell: toasted malt and leather
Taste: toasted malt, caramel, peat, and leather
Mouthfeel: sweet, medium-heavy body, medium carbonation
Overall: It is great when a brewery does a non-standard style and does it well. Love the caramel and leather combination. Would have several of these if I was in Wisconsin. This was the best from the brewery that I tried.
08-14-2012 18:04:08 | More by tigg924
2.4/5 rDev -36.3%
A: relatively light for a scotch ale, light crimson shade with red all around, reminiscent of bourbon hues at times. Small creamed off-white head. Looks halfway decent in the glass with rings of lace
S: slightly robust malts, caramel sweetness with hints of brown sugar. Hard to gather, very yielding nose
T: brown sugar sweets that are syrup-like and sometimes almost medicinal at times. I get a dab of coffee, toasted, and smoked flavors in the mix. Malts are mild and balanced and hide in the dark. However, once again, I find this brew lacks in overall complexity. The flavors show up and disappear quickly and this is not protocol, especially for a scotch ale. This is a weak attempt!
M: fairly active and maintains some smoothness. Artificial sweetness lingers and a touch bitter in the finish
D: just to timid for the style. Maybe I am spoiled because the last scotch ale I enjoyed was a skullsplitter. But I think I am in the right saying that I can't even fathom calling Great Dane's "Stone of Scone" a scotch ale.
Maybe I must get to the brewery and sample some of these beers...so far 2 lame experiences
01-05-2009 01:56:57 | More by Magpie14
3.08/5 rDev -18.3%
Slightly hazed, tawny copper bodied with a wisp of a head that extinguishes quickly.
Mild malty aroma with traces of toffee and ghostly smoke. Pleasant, but quite faint.
Similar in the taste dept. Carmel and toffee are the major players. A slight peaty smokiness lingers waaaaay in the background. A touch of alcohol in the finish. And that is it.
Thin and watery for a strong scotch ale.
There are no off-flavors or anything offensive about this beer, it just needs a boost in just about every catagory.
Easy drinking, but you'd probably want to move onto one of Great Dane's more interesting brews.
09-20-2002 23:33:28 | More by cokes
3.7/5 rDev -1.9%
Another seasonal put on, enjoyed on tap at the downtown brewpub. Amber body with a bit of head. Malty aroma. average mouthfeel. Somewhat Complex malt story,on the sweeter side, with caramel, chocolate malts, a bit of smoked malts. Not a bad one. No booziness.
09-09-2011 03:08:26 | More by Sammy
4.28/5 rDev +13.5%
Enjoyed at the original Dane nearby the Capitol with wonderful company and one of the biggest freakin' burritos I've ever seen!
It was delivered to the table with the typical expected appearance: blackened mahogany beneath a short head of densely creamy tan froth. The retention was good, but could have been better (although that may have been due to a dirty glass or too much grease on my lips - but I did taste it before eating! Spicy burritos and tasting beer don't mix)!
The aroma suggested deeply caramelized malts with a hint of chocolate drizzled caramel and toffee, and some very subtle background smoke.
In the mouth it's velvety soft and smooth with a medium-full body and restrained carbonation that just delicately caresses the palate.
The subtle smoke found in the aroma is more evident in the flavor. It's rich, malty, subtly smokey, and caramelish. There's a short thread of yeasty fruitiness running through the middles as well; and the bitterness is just enough to keep the sweetness of the malt from running over and leaving it flabby.
Perfectly rounded in flavor, and supple across the palate, the Stone Of Scone Scotch Ale is an excellent example of the style! And for fans of this fairly hard to find style, I'd highly recommend a trip to enjoy this one!
12-23-2007 14:49:39 | More by NeroFiddled
3.8/5 rDev +0.8%
On tap at city brew pub. Overall, I like this brew. Aroma could use some help, just a faint sweet and malty aroma. Not too carbonated, which I like. Sweet and roasted malt favors from the coppery brown pour, minimal head. Always comes in a pint glass. There is a little bitter note that reminds me of tea. Lot of flavor overall, minimal hops that I think is correct for a Scotch ale. A little thick on the tongue, by not much after taste.
12-09-2012 01:33:05 | More by LeRose
4/5 rDev +6.1%
Served in a nonic pint glass at the Madison brewpub.
Another entry in my pre-interview extravaganza. It pours a clear darkly burnt copper topped by a finger of off-white micro-foam. The nose comprises toasted caramel, toffee, light tobacco, mixed nuts, and oak. The taste holds notes of caramel, toffee, walnuts, some greens, and a touch o' rye bread. The body is medium, with a light carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a very nice Scotch, one of the better brews I've sampled here thus far. Good call on this one, Mike!
10-29-2010 06:53:25 | More by TMoney2591
British Columbia (Canada)
3.53/5 rDev -6.4%
Sampled at the Madison airport.
A: Deep amber-brown,off-white head, great retention & lace.
S: Earthy minerals, caramel & bready malt, dark fruityness.
T: Earthy, caramel sweetness, balanced bitterness, pleasty fruity flavour.
M: Moderate body has some residual sugar, moderate carbonation.
D: Decent, but not really sessionable.
07-15-2007 02:05:58 | More by Derek
Stone of Scone Scotch Ale from Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
85 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.