Scottish Ale | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Winter on 02-10-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Photo of joedon
3.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Surprisingly good Scottish ale from the cask. Had this with my pulled pork sandwich(which was also good).

Very thin, tan head which dissipated quickly. Light carbonation (because of the cask conditioning?). Deep brown and ruby color.

Not much aroma, just a little maltiness but not unusual for this type.

Good flavor; strong on the malt, toffee, chocolate and brown sugar. Body could have been heavier to suit me.

Good drinking beer, especially with the food.

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Photo of ZAP
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Muddied reddish borwn color...sticky sweet roasted malts...taste is OK..a little warming heat...some sugared peat though...medium OK Scotch lacking special quailities...I wouldn't have a problem drinking one of these with a meal at this place....decent

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Photo of brentk56
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark amber body with a small head and good lacing

Smell: Light caramel malts with a touch of floral hops

Taste: Nicely balanced; a solid caramel malt backbone as you would expect from a Scottish Ale, but complemented by a nice, but surprising hoppy bitterness

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with good carbonation

Drinkability: Nice effort; a bit unusual but quite tasty

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Photo of Winter
3.26/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served dark brown in color with a thin khaki head clinging to the side of the pint. Light aroma consisted of roasted malt and dark fruit. Mouthfeel was thin to medium bodied with low carbonation. Earthy malt flavor upfront had a pleasant smokiness to it. A fruity / vinous flavor arrives midway through. Hops are used sparingly. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the brewmaster had made an attempt at a Scottish Ale. This was okay, but it just lacked a little "umph" in the flavor to really set it apart.

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Scottish Ale from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
3.49 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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