Big Ass Barrel Scotch Ale | Rogue Ales

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Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by TheSixthRing on 04-06-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
11
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
7.49%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 11
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3.7/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of chinchill
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Large bottle shared at the Wrecking Bar.
Hazy brown-amber with a very good head.
Mildly bitter aftertaste but sweet up front
Well hidden ABV.
Medium and sweet malts mix with a generous load of bittering hops, some fruity notes, and a subtle wood.
Medium-full body with good, medium carbonation.
Barrel effects most obvious in the lingering aftertaste.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Had on-tap @ Rogue Pub in Portland, OR

Appearance - Served up in a goblet with a semi-hazy, reddish copper color and a broken layer of suds on the surface. Leaves small spots of lace with little stick.

Smell - Deep caramel notes with fair euro hop earthiness. Light oaky woodiness.

Taste - Follows the nose. Deep caramel character backed by some moderate oakiness. Faint earthy hoppiness. Smooth caramel finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with low carbonation. Exceptional smoothness, going down with stupid ease, as though it were a 5% brew.

Overall - Nice, smooth Scotch ale. Missing that hint of smokiness that, to me, makes a scotch ale really kick. If it had that, it'd be just about perfect. As is, delicious. Get it on tap if you can; the $17 price tag for the bottle isn't quite worth it.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Doug6322
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of gouettn
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Big Ass Barrel Scotch Ale from Rogue Ales
3.87 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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