Smuttynose Scotch Style Ale (Big Beer Series) | Smuttynose Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
553 Ratings
Smuttynose Scotch Style Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Scotch Style Ale (Big Beer Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
smuttynose.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Scotch Ale is a bold amber beer that balances smooth rich sweetness with a hint of peat smoked malt. The infusion of this subtle smokiness invites images of heather fields, platters of haggis, & the poetry of William McGonagall. Enjoy one with your mates!

2007 - 8.2%
2008 - 7.1%
2013 - 8.0%

Added by Bierman9 on 12-26-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
553
Reviews:
294
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
9.52%
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
61
For Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 553 |  Reviews: 294
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3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of datalager
4.44/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JNForsyth
4.37/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Duffman79
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of mikepcarney
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of jwps214
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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2.6/5  rDev -34.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of allengarvin
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a reddish-tinted dark amber beer with a dense packed head of foam, about 3/4ths of an inch in this pint glass. The aroma is big, malty, and complex, with caramel notes, some light roast, and a delicious smokey underlay. Flavor is top notch as well: rich caramel (slightly toffee) taste, just a touch of nuttiness. The smokiness isn't as apparent as in the nose but it lurks underneath. Bitterness is low, but this isn't an overly sweet scotch--a little roast malt perhaps, and perhaps also some kettle caramelization are present. The yeast is strongly fruity as well--reminiscent of some Belgian yeasts.

One of the great beers. I've had it on occasion, and was surprised I'd never reviewed it before.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I always have and will always love this offering from Smuttynose Brewing. Beer pours a lightly syrupy reddish amber with a thick tannish head that dies down to a nice constant layer of tan pooling foam with light lacing. Absolutely beautiful in a glass. Nose is of caramel, minimal herbal hops, and even more caramel malt. Taste is up front brilliant, slick and creamy caramel malt up front and on the back. Light herbal tinged aftertaste, light sweet bread like aftertaste, and even more caramel malt. A serious scotch ale drinkers brew. Always welcome....and at 5 dollars a growler at Jungle Jim's, and 5.99 a bottle average, THIS is a beer that will change many peoples minds on what a good beer IS and SHOULD be. A heart felt CHEERS!

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Smuttynose Scotch Style Ale (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 553 ratings.
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