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Fat Scotch Ale - Silver City Brewing Co.

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Fat Scotch AleFat Scotch Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

144 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 43
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Silver City Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Previously known as Fat Bastard AAle.

(Beer added by: RoyalT on 11-27-2003)
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Snodman, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Donkster46, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

abeeronthebeach, Jul 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

Arystotl, Jul 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

DOCRW, May 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Asics, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

CaptainQ, May 05, 2014
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4.66/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This. Beer. Is. Amazing.

Poured from a 22oz bomber I snagged from Trader Joes in Bellingham into a Innis & Gunn thistle, it is a beautiful deep red/brown with a small off-white head. Looks similar to a cola or root beer.

Aroma is full of malt sweetness, with toffee, caramel and brown sugar notes. A hint of smoke and slight spice and booziness, as well as sasparilla (maybe?)

Taste follows the nose wonderfully with big, sweet malts dominating the palate. Caramel, toffee, and brown sugar coming on all at once. The smokiness that appeared shy-ly on the nose is much more evident here, playing nice with smooth fruity characteristics of raisins and prunes. A slight bitterness is also present, and no hop flavor is detectable. The alcohol is exceptionally well hidden, if I had to guess from a blind tasting I would put it around 6% but it is a whopping 9.2%. As it warms the raisin, prune and alcohol become a bit more prominent, as well as another flavor that is hard to discern. (Almost a sort of nuttiness)

The mouth-feel is smooth and slightly sticky with medium-low carbonation that compliments the flavor profile nicely.

Overall, probably the best scotch ale I've ever had the pleasure of consuming. (And I’ve tried very many) It remains complex and flavorful in a style of beer where it is all too easy to become one dimensional. Definitely one of my favorites.

RedSunRising, Apr 19, 2014
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Fat Scotch Ale from Silver City Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.