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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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of hreb
3.13/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle of Silver City's Fat Scotch Ale. Beer pours dark cola brown, clearly a little syrupy in texture. Aroma is slightly phenol and chemical, I think. Flavor is dominant, malty, with molasses and spice. Also dark fruit: raisins, prunes. Could have been a barley wine in a parallel universe, I guess. Just enough bitterness to round it out. Aftertaste is neither cloying nor hop burn -- but it's not subtle, either. There's just a lot of flavor here. Unfortunately I'm not loving it.

hreb, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev -1.5%

powdersoldier, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of Tuckersmth
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Tuckersmth, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of Attaboybill
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Attaboybill, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.2/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Clear reddish, coppery amber color with plenty of head. Quite carbonated in the mouth, and maybe a little more than it needs to be. I usually don't complain about that, but it's quite prickly with a soda water sensation.

Sweet and smokey. Bubble gum and kelp. Big malt gets down and rolls in it. A bitter burn for the finish. Sharp and alcoholic, veering toward the acidic. After a few sips this is not very pleasing, but it's powerful. Dark burnt malt and overly bitter. From the 22 oz bottle purchased from The Market at Anacortes.

mactrail, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

thinwhiteduke, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of Casey3236
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Casey3236, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of Ingjald
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Ingjald, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Birdlegs, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of JarMills
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

JarMills, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

MarkyMOD, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

LXIXME, May 17, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.51/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a clear copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and slight smoke aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel and toffee flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some solid aromas and flavors.

UCLABrewN84, May 08, 2013
Photo of DenverLogan
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22 oz bottled ordered through Letspour...into Corsendonk chalice.
Pours a root beer brown with amber head.
Aroma of Dr Pepper soda, sarsaparilla (root beer), malt sweetness.
Moderate carbonation and strong mouthfeel.
Flavors of a funky soda, alcohol, brown malts, burnt malts, peat, sarsaparilla, a touch of chalk, oak, pepper, field greens. Overall bold and full bodied, quite a bit of a soda flavor but also strong or burnt malts, sweet malts and some astringency. Letting the beer sit for 20 or so minutes removes much of the bitterness and burnt notes.

DenverLogan, May 03, 2013
Photo of Hoppy_McMalt
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Hoppy_McMalt, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of 510a
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

510a, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of foxyaardvark27
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

foxyaardvark27, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of Rudes
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Rudes, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of msubulldog25
4/5  rDev -1.5%

msubulldog25, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

mdaschaf, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of twelveinches
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

twelveinches, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Bonis
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Bonis, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of irishgreensoda
3.25/5  rDev -20%

irishgreensoda, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of kemoarps
4/5  rDev -1.5%

kemoarps, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

jmccraney, Dec 08, 2012
Fat Scotch Ale from Silver City Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.