Cock O' The Walk | Williams Brothers Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Williams Brothers Brewing Company
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Zimbo on 02-01-2011

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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of flyingpig
2.73/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Red to orange copper coloured with a thin off-white lacing.

Sweet smelling and malty with a muted, nutty aroma that lingers around the middle of the beer. There is also a light hops smell at the end.

Rich sweet malts kick this drink off along with a sugary sweetness that is a little to strong for my liking. There is a tarty finish that has a lot of malty bitterness as well.

Medium, smooth feel to it and a mild bitter finish. There is a lingering bitter aftertaste as well.

It started feel and faded a little to fast for me, there wasn't really a lot going on if I'm honest and the taste wasn't a great one although it was just about drinkable.

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Photo of Julikind
2.98/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Brewer1980
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of drabmuh
3.15/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On cask serves in a snifter. Beer is brown and hazy with no head and low carbonation.

Beer is nutty and mildly sweet with an odd off-putting papery aroma.

Beer is thin and watery with a mild wet dog like flavor and some cardboard. Not very good but I'd give it another shot at a later date.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.23/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a half-pint glass at the Whey Pat in St Andrews. From notes. Reviewed April 2011.

A: Reddish amber. Nice head. Creamy.

S: Unimpressed. Sourish and cask-creamy. Malty.

T: Mildly titillating, with a pleasant malty nuttiness. Beer-y and boring. The maintaste is sparse and the aftertaste is sparser. Very front-loaded.

M: Not good, not bad. Moderately solid.

O: Not great, but the name is pretty awesome. Honestly, the only real reason to buy any is so that you can order a glass of cock. Infantile, but true.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.7/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.7/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of mizx
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Robertturnbull3
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thierrynantes
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (50 cl.) purchased from Cavavin (St S├ębastien/Loire), tasted in 2012.

Appearance : red amber color, with white foamy head.
Smell : malts and caramel aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : malty with caramel flavours, leading to lightly bitter finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Scottish Ale.

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Photo of Zimbo
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My wife bought this for me the other day knowing that it's one of the few beers from their range that I had yet to try. How she knew I can't say but if she knows that then what other of my beer secrets might she be aware of? Uh oh.

Should say that I'm not a big fan of these 'red' type of beers. But what the heck. You don't know if you don't try.

Less red and more brown than I expected. A thin head but still enough to leave some nice lacing.

Hoppier too than I expected initially and that typical red ale shrilling sweetness in the middle is well controlled. Instead its more at the end while the middle is massaged and neutralised by some tasty reasonably dominant citrus hoppiness which continues to the end with added longish firm bitterness. It all comes together for some pretty good mouth therapy too.

Still not a fan of 'red' ales but this is one that might make me think again.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle: poured into a UK pint sleeve at home on 1 Mar 2013. BBD of May 2013.

Being a Scottish Red Ale: it has, as you'd expect a red hue to its colour, although 'dirty dish water brown' might actually be a better discription in this instance. My beer had a cloudy disposition as well. The head looked good though, off-white foam blanket of a good thickness (Tog 3).

Sweet nose of toffee apples with a floral overtone: this carries on into the taste, caramel notes up the sweetness but luckily some hop bitterness calms it down somewhat, but it is still a sweet tasting brew. Red berries in the mix too: I quite liked it actually.

Different and interesting: might be too sweet for some. Pity about the misty look, otherwise I'd be scoring a bit higher.

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Cock O' The Walk from Williams Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 45.5% out of 100 with 33 ratings
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