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Stone Of Scone Scotch Ale - Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)

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Stone Of Scone Scotch Ale
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85
very good

64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown) visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Named for the stone upon which Scottish kings were crowned, our Scotch Ale represents a tradition of brewing excellence. You will enjoy a hint of caramel sweetness, a well-rounded flavor, and superior drinkability. Try one and see how kingly a beer can be.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-20-2002)
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

joncocktotone, Jul 27, 2014
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TX-Badger, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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!

NeroFiddled, Dec 23, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

blairb366, Aug 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

jsash10, Sep 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

tipabu, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of ethosx19
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

My first scotch ale and it made me feel pretty good on an empty stomach. Pours a very dark amber, almost black, with hardly any head. Aroma is a little malty, floral, and a hint of alcohol. A good sized sip reveals the caramel malt, some nicely hidden alcohol, and....water. The Great Dane makes some great beers, but they make everything too thin.

ethosx19, Jan 15, 2003
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4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

hu5om, Jun 25, 2010
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4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

tigg924, Aug 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

MooseBoose, May 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

crobinso, Jul 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

TMoney2591, Oct 29, 2010
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

rocklibster, May 11, 2012
Photo of BeerBuilder
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I picked up a growler of this on the way to Milwaukee for a Twins & Brewers game. It was a very enjoyable beer. It poured to a deep copper-brownish color with a tan head. It had a malty, toasty aroma with a faint hint of smoke. The flavor was malty, and toasty, with a bit of smokiness and toffee. It had a bit of hoppiness in the finish. It had a lighter mouthfeel than I was expecting. It was very easy drinking. Not a bad beer. I really enjoyed the fact that I could bring a growler home, since I am unable to yet here in Mn.

BeerBuilder, Jun 24, 2003
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3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the Great Dane Brew Pub

Smell, kind of smells like pancake syrup, with some toffee notes.

Taste, kind of follows the nose. Very sweet, with maple flavors abounding. There's a hint of smoke which was very welcome, and some toffee flavors in tow. Little hop balance, but what is there is noble and quality.

Overall, very interesting Scotch Ale to say the least. Truly a unique beer that I would order up any day of the week.

leftmindedrighty, Jun 24, 2008
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Stone Of Scone Scotch Ale from Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
85 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.