Smoked Scotch Ale | John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

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John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by plaid75 on 04-13-2010

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Served an almost clear mahogany color with a finger of frothy off-white head atop. The head fades at a normal pace leaving behind a touch of lace.

S - Aroma is full of smoke with with some burnt chocolate and caramel malts and touch of wood.

T - Starts out with a good hit of smoke and some roasted sweet malt. Through the middle some burnt malts with more smoke and peat coming through. Touch of earthy hops as well. Finish is a mix smoke, burnt malts, and a bit of wood.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a smoky warming finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice smoky addition to the style. Very rich and full of flavor.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed on 4/30/2010. On tap at the brewpub. Pours a deep clear brown with a small tan head. Aroma of light smoke and sweet malt. Flavor of smoke and peat initially with sweet caramel malt in the finish. This is really more of a Scottish ale with some peaty/smoked notes rather than a scotch ale. It was ok, but didn't blow me away or anything.

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Photo of plaid75
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a faint smokiness and an eRthy sweetness.

The taste was malt driven with earthy tones and a streak of peat smoke. Slightly buttery.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty ale. A bit muddled malt wise however.

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Smoked Scotch Ale from John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
3.62 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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