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Saranac High Peak Series Single Malt Scotch Ale - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac High Peak Series Single Malt Scotch AleSaranac High Peak Series Single Malt Scotch Ale

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15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
According to the brewery this Single Malt Scotch Ale is a blend of a Scotch ale and a Scotch ale aged in Whiskey Barrels from the Tomintoul distillery in Scotland.

(Beer added by: CaptDavyJones on 05-08-2014)
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JDrebel


5/5  rDev +33.3%

07-27-2014 18:42:14 | More by JDrebel
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.16/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Had this on draft at roast house in Frederick. Not a fan of Saranac but do buy their variety packs on quantity nights. Their making a big beer had me very curious especially a wee heavy which is a good style for me. Surprisingly good. I am rather surprised that they have a beer I can enjoy not just tolerate. Good flavor and hides the alcohol very well. Overall a quality beer from Matt Brewing, nice.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2014 00:08:40 | More by JamieDuncan
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MrBoh

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-06-2014 05:59:37 | More by MrBoh
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BryanK

New York

3/5  rDev -20%

07-01-2014 02:06:51 | More by BryanK
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jspaner

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-29-2014 02:57:08 | More by jspaner
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deonreds

New York

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-28-2014 10:37:53 | More by deonreds
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Marko84

New York

3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

I should precede this review by stating my constant disappointment every time I try an FX Matt product.
But I do like this. Maybe the planet will start spinning backwards tomorrow.
Poured into trusty duvel oversized tulip glass. It doesn't pour dark, not even close to opaque. A deep amber color with no head that leaves no lacing. Smells only faintly boozy, and very sweet. Taste is sweet with no alcohol burn whatsoever, just the residual flavor of whiskey to remind me it was barrel aged. Not a letdown in terms of flavor, but a thinner mouthfeel and less bold than say, a barrel aged stout.
Staying safe once again, eh FX? Luckily it's $10/4pk, and at that price, a solid treat. Overall a nice example of the next super trendy style. This was cold when I poured it, and while I'm not expecting a journey through flavors as it warms, I'll keep my fingers crossed.
Cheers Utica, this is well done!

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2014 22:31:35 | More by Marko84
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-03-2014 17:40:30 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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dogfishandi

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

05-24-2014 21:33:02 | More by dogfishandi
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fx20736

New York

4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought a 4 pk from Beers of the World on 5/23/14. Poured into a nonic, served at ambient temp.

appearance: medium dark amber. shortbread colored head. decent lacing.

smell: light whiff of caramel corn and a whisper of alcohol

taste: sweet, caramel, heat from the alcohol

mouthfeel: slippery, soft and silky.

overall: surprising offering from Fx Matt. Decent, if unexciting strong ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2014 03:32:49 | More by fx20736
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nyyfanatic213

New York

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-23-2014 02:42:15 | More by nyyfanatic213
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DoubleMalt

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

05-21-2014 23:46:55 | More by DoubleMalt
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kirchy

New York

3/5  rDev -20%

05-20-2014 02:12:05 | More by kirchy
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-17-2014 23:46:04 | More by tdm168
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4.5/5  rDev +20%

05-08-2014 02:59:25 | More by CaptDavyJones
Saranac High Peak Series Single Malt Scotch Ale from Matt Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.