Peeping Peater Scotch Ale | Port Townsend Brewing Company

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Peeping Peater Scotch AlePeeping Peater Scotch Ale

Brewed by:
Port Townsend Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-15-2005

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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of beer-fan-1
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wijibo
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Malty, peaty and such an interesting flavor and aftertaste. Reminds me of scotch but it goes down easily.

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2.88/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lovely coppery color, and an enthusiastic but short-lived foam foam, but the lacing sticks to the Bons Voeux chalice. Fizzy and mouthfilling in a pleasant way. Light body, not at all cloying. Just a whiff of fruity smoke.

Just a little sweet. Some smoke emerges after some sipping. Fruity but dark, like burnt sugar and apples. A bitter and woody taste follows the malty sweetness. Overall, this is a very drinkable Scotch-style Ale. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Haggens Market in Burlington, Wash.

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Photo of Dsimenson
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gouettn
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Asics
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of ssteakley
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My first Scotch Ale. Did not know what to expect but I did not waste happy hour on this one.My rating is just a first shot since I will need a few more different scotch ales to compare. Start to finish this is a good beer and I'm looking forward to the next one.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of beertunes
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in bubble pint glass. Poured a cloudy dark amber color with an inch (after the nitro settled out) of light tan head that had great retention and very good lacing.

The aroma was very nice, solid malts, just enough peat to be interesting and a whisper of hops. The flavors were similar, typical for the style, solidly malty and not too sweet.

The body was very good, smooth, even and full. Drinkability was excellent, I could have easily poured a second down immediately, and Scotch/Scottish Ales are among my least favorite styles.

Overall, a very solid, enjoyable brew. Worth looking for when you're in the Puget Sound region.

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Photo of dragonWhale
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

on at the Skep..

Whilst waiting for my Yeti to warm up to an appropriate drinking temperature, I perused the tap list. Ah, yes, an old favorite. And one of my favorite breweries in the state. Here we go.
Reddish brown, quasi-clear with a foamy carbonation and some lace trails.
The sweet malt has a bit of toffee and caramel and there is the background peaty goodness.
Sweetness is mellow, the peat smoke complementary with a long drying smoky finish

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Photo of champ103
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big thanks to Dajtai007 for the trade.

A: Pours a nearly opaque reddish/brown color. At first a two finger beige head forms, and recedes in a second. Light lace is left behind.
S: Toasted malt up front and center. Lots of toffee sweetness and dark fruits. Raisins, plums, and cherries. An excellent malty aroma. Some alcohol as well. Very well incorporated.
T: Follows the nose. Lots of toasted malt and toffee sweetness. Dark fruits that follow the nose. Very nice.
M/D: A medium to full body. Fairly low on the carbonation, but not under carbonated at all. Creamy and smooth as well. Very easy to drink. The bomber is gone in no time.

Very nice. I really enjoy this, maybe not one of the best examples of the style, but just shy of the top tier. Something I recommend.

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4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer gushed unidentifiable white matter, much like a party popper, upon cracking off the top. Okay...

Pours a clean, red tinged dark brown with very little head. Scents of peat, smoke, and caramelized notes. Toasted almonds with a caramel finish that is preceded by some alcohol warmth. Bitterness builds early in the taste.

Milk chocolate front, light smoky peat middle; definitely umami. Bitterness balances without overpowering. Low to medium carbonated, full bodied and tongue coating. Clean, rich, and delicious.

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Peeping Peater Scotch Ale from Port Townsend Brewing Company
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