Big Ass Barrel Scotch Ale | Rogue Ales

BA SCORE
63.6%
Liked This Beer
3.9 w/ 11 ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TheSixthRing on 04-06-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
11
Liked:
7
Avg:
3.9/5
pDev:
7.18%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 2
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Photo of nanselj
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of chinchill
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
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 +2.3%
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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Photo of Eighty
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of dodsonm13
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Doug6322
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Rudes
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of gouettn
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bleedsblu
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of schnarr84
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%

Big Ass Barrel Scotch Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 63.6% out of 100 with 11 ratings
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