11 Pipers Piping
The Bruery

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The Bruery
California, United States
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
4.11 | pDev: 6.81%
Aug 31, 2023
Sep 13, 2018
Scotch-style ale with candi sugar and coriander.
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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Poured into a snifter to a deep brown beer which is topped by a finger and a half of dense light tan head which fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of caramel and toffee with some toasted bread along with a touch of spice
T: Taste is caramel and toffee with some hints of stewed fruits along with a hint of spice and toasted bready malt. On the finish there's more caramel and toffee with more stewed fruit, light spice, and malt.
M: This beer has a body which is on the heavier side of medium. Carbonation is low but adequate for the style while the beer has a drying finish due to the ABV.
O: Overall this is a pretty good Scotch ale. Good flavors and decent complexity but there are a few flavor notes that may not belong.
Aug 31, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Apr 16, 2023
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

3.55/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours dark brown, .75" tan head with light retention, bit of sediment at the bottom of glass. Nose is dark fruit, brown sugar, and coriander; a bit like chai tea sweetened with (a lot) of date syrup. Taste is very deep cooked fruit, surprisingly little residual sugar, fruit cake spices. Coriander not very expressive. Relatively subdued flavors with very well hidden booze. Solid, but feels a bit cooked and flat despite the wide canvas that the style offers.
Dec 31, 2022
Rated: 4.06 by Budlum from Maryland

Dec 26, 2021
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.76/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
750ml bottle from Jeremy. Deep, dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is earthy, peat, fruitcake. Taste comes with some winter spice on top of the earthy, fruitcake with a nice boozy feel
Nov 10, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by RMW66 from Australia

Nov 04, 2021
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Reviewed by HattedClassic from Virginia

4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
The beer pours a creamy off-white head that quickly dissipates. The beer itself is an opaque dark mahogany brown note with a hefty texture to it.

The smell is good. It has a strong caramel and toffee note mixed with a hint of a sweet dark fruit note. The candi sugar note is there but it gets consumed in the heavier and more powerful malt notes while the coriander is barely there.

The taste is the same as the smell but the candi sugar comes out more while the coriander lingers in the finish. There is a slightly boozy note to it as well.

The feel is good. It has a heavy body but feels slightly thin compared to others of the same style. There is very little carbonation to it.

Overall, a delicious and heavy beer to enjoy in the cold evenings of winter during the 11th day of Christmas in January.
Jan 06, 2021
Rated: 4.17 by jbdpsu82 from Pennsylvania

Jan 05, 2021
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Reviewed by mschrei from Illinois

4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Great version of the style. Dark fruit is the first thing that comes to mind, plenty of brown sugar and caramel presence as well. Boozy, tangy, big, bold. Pretty darn good, and nice to have on an early January evening.
Jan 05, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Stengelfoot from California

Jan 05, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by bigred89 from Maryland

Jan 03, 2021
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

3.67/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle to snifter. Seahawks share.

medium brown with sediment, healthy frothy beige head.
rum, cherry, spice, leather, pine.
caramel, fig, plum, pine.
solid carbonation, especially for a medium-to-full bodied ale.

lots of flavor, but a little all over the place for a 2-year old scotch ale.

Dec 30, 2020
Rated: 4.17 by brocktune from Virginia

Dec 27, 2020
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
750ml bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours brown in color with a one-finger creamy khaki head that has great retention and leaves some lacing behind

S- caramel and toffee aromas up front with notes of brown sugar, fruitcake, maple, Candi sugars, a hint of citrusy coriander

T- ready and sweet malt up front is followed by bold notes of caramel and toffee. Mid-palate gives some raisin and fig flavors as well as some fruit cake. The finish gives a light coriander note, with more caramel and the linger

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a velvety, slightly warming finish

O- classic caramel/toffee notes with a warming finish
Dec 21, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Sep 05, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

May 23, 2020
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

4.49/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from fridge temp. Pours jet black with a good amount of cream head. Really unique nose - some nice chewing tobacco notes combined with coriander and molasses. The plum and raisins sneak in for a visit. The taste is fantastic. Definitely some sweetness, but not the caramel sweetness of big bourbon barrel-aged beers. This is the candi sweetness. Definitely a good amount of smoke, some coffee grinds, and a bit of soy sauce. The scotch provides a nice oak bitterness. You should probably like scotch before dipping into this one. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Very nice beer!
May 22, 2020
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
750 ml bottle into a snifter. Bottled 10/10/18, had 4/2/20.

Pours a dark, brownish, ruby red, mostly opaque, with a one and a half inch foamy head and foamy lacing. Aromas of caramel, malt, dates, coriander, other spices, some cherries and plums, some figs, light cola, some chocolate, light smoke. The flavor is more focused- caramel, malt, coriander, other spices, dates, figs, chocolate, some plums. Smooth, a very good medium body, well carbonated.

Great example of the style and the coriander is a positive addition without being excessive. Much better than expected. Very enjoyable.
Apr 15, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by drstalker from Illinois

Apr 11, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by Bierliebhaber3 from Massachusetts

Mar 07, 2020
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