Scotch Ale | Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery

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Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
New York, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by maristfan on 11-09-2002

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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of JeffKowalek
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Lovely85
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nickfl
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Mamute2007
3.24/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of scxcrunner
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of BeerBucks
3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of almychristopher
3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

this beer poured a clear dark amber with a creamy almost nitrus looking head. the aroma is overwhelmingly malty with a barely detectable hop backing. the taste was a little bit sweet for me... yes even if it is a scotch ale. the mouth feel was more than decent with the significant malt showing up there too, but the eight percent makes it a hard drink.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of probert
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Nbyham80
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crisis44
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of zotzot
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bierman9
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed in October of '02, this Scotch has 8.2% abv. Poured a dark brown color, more like mahogany perhaps, with a creamy, creamy tan head. The head was fine and lasted quite well, though it left only a minimum of lace. Nose was exceedingly mild, with only a slight hint of some malt. Warmth later brought out some more sweetness hidden within. Body was perhaps a smidge less than medium, especially for the style. Though slightly thin, it did pass smoothly over the tongue. Taste was semi-sweet, with some peaty notions to it. I'm not sure if they ever put this in wooden casks, but I swear I picked up a whiskey-like flavor, too. As the bier warms significantly more sweetness comes forth. Not bad at all. Cheers!!

overall: 3.8
appearance: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4


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Photo of WesWes
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a brown color with a thick frothy off-white head that quickly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice intense malt scent with some hops present and a warm alcohol aroma. The taste is good also. It has a rich malty flavor that goes down smooth and finishes dry and warm. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a medium bodied beer with a little less than adequate carbonation. This is a decent Scotch ale. It has good aroma and flavor, but the mouthfeel ruined it for me.

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Photo of ngeunit1
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep, but still slightly clear red-brown color with a bit of off-white head. The head faded fairly quickly to a ring around the glass and left some lace behind.

S - Aroma is full of sweet caramel malts and some sweet dark fruits. There is also just a touch of vanilla and oak.

T - Starts off with some sweet dark fruit flavors and rich caramel malts. Little bit of vanilla notes in the background. Through the middle some oak flavor alongside just a touch of hops come through. The finish is a mix of the sweet malt and fruit flavors and just a touch of oak and booze that linger.

M - Medium bodied and moderate-low carbonation. Feels a touch thick and syrupy with just a hint of a oily finish, but fairly clean. Could use a touch more carbonation.

D - Very drinkable. The 9+%abv here stays very well hidden and the beer is very smooth. Could use a bit more punch in the flavor and the nose, but otherwise a pretty tasty beer.

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Photo of sulldaddy
3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pouring a cellar temp 22 oz bottle into a snifter.
The beer pours a clear mahogany color with fluffy cream colored head of 3 cm that fades to a thin edge layer slowly after the pour.
Aroma is sweet and malty with caramel and some dark fruit. Maybe a bit of vanilla, but the booze is well hidden.
First sip reveals a silky smooth texture with a slightly chewy texture with very fine and spacious carbonation.
Flavor is malty with caramel and toffee some brown sugar and molassess. No hops anywhere on this one. Very sweet maybe a little bit of vanilla too. I get just a little bit of booze. The 22 oz goes down very easy and I find this beer enjoyable. I would try it again and actually wish I had a second bottle. A very nice malty beer with a bit of booze that kicks in by the time I finish the bottle.

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Photo of mlefebvre7
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Proclarush
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pjkelley82
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Whimpers
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thekevlarkid
4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Off tap this beer was an amber/gold color with good clarity. The retention of the beige cap, composed of tiny bubbles, was excellent and the lacing was in sheets. The aroma was semi-sweet and light, toasted malt and caramel malt in particular. The flavors were excellent, vanilla, caramel malt, toasted malt, dark fruit and floral hops that added balance and a bitter finish. The mouthfeel was soft, the body medium and the carbonation light. I could have drank this one all night. This was the best beer I tried at this location and if you order only one make sure this is it.

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Scotch Ale from Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 28 ratings