Wolfsblood Scotch
Bullfrog Brewery

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Style:
Scottish Ale
Ranked #197
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
79
Ranked #46,059
Avg:
3.07 | pDev: 18.89%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
12
From:
Bullfrog Brewery
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
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SCORE
79
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 12 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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mikesgroove from South Carolina

4.12/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from notes

caramel colored brown coming out of the bottle. Some nice, light ruby colored tones mixed in throughout as well really did a nice job of lightning it up a bit. Some haze, but pretty good clarity. A nice one inch foam head of white then came over the top and settled down slowly, leaving behind a broken crown and some decent side glass lace.

The aroma was totally malt driven as you would expect, with lots of nice caramel and earthy tones. Nice hints of grain and a touch of almost a raisin or fig like flavor as well. Very nice, but a touch on the light side would be my only complaint with it. The flavor largely followed suit, not being as sweet as I thought it would be, there were several touches of fruit, and a ton of grain in the flavor. The caramel malt driven back coming through very nicely as well.

Sep 14, 2011
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Arbitrator from California

2.28/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Chilled bottle into a glass. Bring brings Bullfrog beers. Thanks Barry.

A: Pours a murky amber / orange body with a light collar, no retention.

S: Smoked peat, green apple, and mild solvent. I expected some caramel or toffee to round it out, but I couldn't pick up anything else.

T: Green apple Jolly Rancher, smoked peat, caramel, nuts.

M: Thin, no body to it. No trace of the 8%, though, which is nice. It has a watery finish that occasionally brings peat to the front.

D: It's not that great. So far the only Bullfrog beers I've enjoyed have been the ones nobody can get their hands on. Too bad.

May 17, 2010
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brokensail from California

2.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: The pour is a clear dark amber color with a thin off-white head.

S: The nose is pretty much alcohol and fruity sweetness. Perhaps a touch of toasted malt.

T: The flavors aren't really any better. A lot of fruit sweetness with some mild citrus, a bit of toasted malt, and again, some alcohol.

M: This is a medium bodied beer with low carbonation and some definite heat.

D: Another "meh" offering from Bullfrog. This wasn't really anything like other Scottish Ales I've had, and it just wasn't very good, either.

Feb 24, 2010
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OneDropSoup from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another in the slew of Bullfrogs on tap at 6 & Save in New Kensington, PA.

Pours into a tulip a dark reddish-brown with cranberry/ruby highlights, very thin ring & dust of head. Viny lacing that pretty much disappears, a few slow bubbles.

Smells at first of coffee, a little nutty (hazelnut?), slight berry fruitiness.

Flavors battle for dominance: malt, fruit (apple, peach, mild cherry), & alcohol. Not blending so much as rotating flavors. A little tart. After a while the fruit wins out. Liked it fine, but not what I expect from the style.

Mouthfeel is smooth, occasional heat from the booze. Burns my nose.

Overall drinkability is not bad, but occasionally I got hit with the booze, kind of strange for not a real high ABV. After a while it gets a little weighty, one is probably good.

Dec 23, 2009
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jtrockchalk from Missouri

2/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Nothing like any scotch ale I've ever had...

Apple juice, apple juice, apple juice....

After this and Frambozen, Bullfrog is more hype than substance. I was really looking forward to these beers and was horribly disappointed in both. One more example of hype qualifying a beer rather than it's own credentials.

Cheers.

Aug 18, 2009
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hopdog from Pennsylvania

3.31/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the Bullfrog Brew Pub.

Poured a medium brownish color with red edges and a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, and roasted nuts. Tastes of caramel, nuts, lightly earthy, and toffee.

Notes from and tasted on: 10/26/08

Jan 12, 2009
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LilBeerDoctor from New York

2.58/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Reviewed on 10/27/08. On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, sweat, light fruits, and yogurt. Flavor of more fruit (cherry and raspberry) and sweat, kind of like juice. Smells like juice, tastes like disgusting juice. Hard to get through.
6/4/5/3/13 (3.1/5)

Dec 28, 2008
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NCSUdo from Massachusetts

3.36/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

64 oz growler from deuane

A: Clear deep amber, kind of a maroonish tint, under a pretty big white head. Some lacing, good retention.

S: Some malt and a little bit of smoke. Alcohol character borders on solvent-like. Some dark fruit character.

T: Hint of sweetness in the beginning with a distinct smokiness through out and hint of sourness. Some alcohol and slightly medicinal, but surprising it doesn't throw anything off. Finishes pretty dry.

M/D: Pretty nice medium body, with low carbonation. Drinkability is probably so-so on this one. It's a little odd with the smokey character, which I'm sure some people will love. However, it's not quite my taste, but still a pretty good beer.

Dec 13, 2007
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.03/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewpub. Red with a little hwhite head. Fresh, with a decent though malty and barley aroma. Creamy mouthfeel, with a definite sourness on the tongue. Liked that there wasn't carbonation which from the other home taps was bothering my mouth by now. Still nothing special.

May 07, 2007
Wolfsblood Scotch from Bullfrog Brewery
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 12 ratings