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Old Scrooge Ale - Silver City Brewing Co.

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Old Scrooge AleOld Scrooge Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Silver City Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: RedDiamond on 12-15-2009

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Murrobert
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mdaschaf
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of far333
2.81/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Burnt orange/dark copper colored and slightly opaque with a big head of dimpled dark brownish orange foam that rises up high and settles down to a low head of dimpled suds. Aroma of honey, brandy, and cherry.

Rich and pungent flavor of brandy, overripe stone fruit, cherry, raisin and definite alcohol notes. Flavor doesn't develop much, but takes on a medicinal note as the glass progresses. Somewhat limited in dimension, and the medicinal note detracts. I actually thought it was spoiled until I read a few other reviews.

Photo of Birdlegs
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of rfreed
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of JPWestCoastIPA
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of BillHilly
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of mactrail
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear red amber with an ample head in the Affligem chalice. Lots of lacing along the glass. Big aroma of sweet flowers and spice cake. Plenty of carbonation in the mouth.

Flavor is on the sweet side, like fruit cake. Tangy and a little hot like a liqueur. The mouthfeel is approaching the unctuous. Flavor is actually quite intriguing. Big caramel taste with English toffee. Candied pineapple and a touch of raisins. I don't think hops are allowed here. Finishes with some Old Ale fruity funky flavors.

Definitely a dessert beverage, but smooth and intriguing. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

Photo of TheBaumer
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Corburk
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of strongaf
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of SeaAle
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of DenverLogan
4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 20 oz bottle ... shipped in from Letspour.com.
Poured into Corsendonk chalice...copper raspberry color with small bubbles accumulating on top and on the glass sides.
Aroma of sweet malts, cocoa, slight roasted malts, powdered sugar, alspice.
Modest carbonation but big sweet if not overpowering mouthfeel.
Whoa sailor...big array of strong flavors, mostly sweet...powdered sugar, carob, ginger, roasted malts, chocolate malts....yeee hoe...I'd better give this 5 minutes...
Okey Dokey...no head left...light malt aroma...big flavor remains ... sweet malts, cocoa, powdered sugar remain strong, tropical fruit, amber malts, slight herbs. Overall a big tasty, malt bomb, and despite the Christmas Ale title, not a big overly spiced monster. Actually quite smooth and easy drinking, satisfying although very sweet.
3/20/2013 - Had another bottle. Shared with my beer conscious friend and she immediately noted the tastiness. I'm upping the overall and taste a notch...very tasty brew.

Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of Braz
4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rich dark red in color that is clear with minimal white head that disappears, except for a small ring around the inside of the glass. Strong aromas of booze and fruit. Very heavy tastes. Notes of cherry and a touch of smokiness. Very malty, a bit of sweet apple comes out in the finish. Alcohol is surprisingly masked but is still detectable. Late spice comes on at the finish. Medium carbonation. This is one for sipping. Very nice warming effect. Very nice ale that has a lot going on. Only complaint is the sweetness and richness is a little much but overall I still like this alot.

Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of eawolff99
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for sharing this, Rich.

A darkish amber color with an off-white head. For such a big beer, it’s a bit bland on the nose. But, there is a nice fruitiness of cherry and maybe grape, especially as it warms up a bit. There is just a hint of spice on the finish. Sweet bready malt flavor with a nice touch of banana, caramel, and brown sugar. More dark fruit character on the palate and a hint of warming alcohol.

Photo of johndoe8
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of dirtylou
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber

appearance: served in my great lakes christmas chalice, muddy garnet-mahogany body, 1/3" foamy tan head with no retention

smell: cherries soaked in bourbon, plum, sweet and boozy

taste: I had this at the WA Winter Beer Fest and enjoyed - bombers reasonably priced around $6. Rich and sweet - nutty, with a heavy dosage of cherry, plum, booze, raisin, sherry and honey.

mouthfeel: syrupy medium body

overall: enjoyable, though fairly pedestrian, holiday offering

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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Old Scrooge Ale from Silver City Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.