11 Pipers Piping - Scotch Barrel-Aged
The Bruery

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Style:
Scottish Ale
Ranked #15
ABV:
13.2%
Score:
86
Ranked #49,817
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 2.56%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
10
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California, United States
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86
Very Good
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Beersnake1 from California

4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from fridge temp. Pours a nice black/very dark brown with rich tan head. Nose is...Scotch! Wow - such a huge barrel influence on this. Smoke, ham, burnt marshmallows, wood, figs, and a hint of blackberries. Taste is phenomenal. Lots of barrel influence - smokey, spicy, meaty. A sweetness appears that wasn't evident on the nose. Dark fruit, milk chocolate, licorice, coffee grounds, and some toffee. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy.

Jul 03, 2020
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Smakawhat from Maryland

4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a Bruery tulip glass.

Creamy and sticky looking tan head out of the bottle, making a good solid three fingers of height. Body color is a deep dark copper brown almost looking black. There's some clarity to this as well with a good red shine when held up to the light. Very good looking brew.

Aroma is pretty nice. Slight woody oak tones with a hint of sticky toffee mixed in. There's some sticky sugar in the mix as well that really brings out the toffee angle real nicely. There is however a very slight band-aid/novocaine flavor hinting on this unfortunately.

Palate manages to do quite nicely. Real nice mouthfeel with a hint of velvet texture, mixes a good mix of toffee and vanilla. Crackling flavors of light brown sugar, almost maple like candy but with more caramel of course. Touches a bit of brown bread crust like malt in the background, nearly burnt but with big toasty flavors accented by oak. A faint hint of novocaine like flavor in the finish, but very small.

If it wasn't for the mild medicinal possible fault the beer would be scored higher, but it luckily doesn't ruin the overall experience. Lots to still enjoy here.

Jan 01, 2020
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johnInLA from California

4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a tulip. Served at cellar temperature.

Dark brown, off white frothy large head, which mostly diminishes.

Nose: Peat, Brown Sugar, cast wood.

Taste: Peat, brown sugar, smoke, vanilla, caramel, raisin, malt richness

Feel: Medium body, watery/oily feel, which coats the tongue,

Finish: peat with and a mild bitterness

Overall: This is a very good beer. The peat is pleasant in the nose and more dominant in the flavor, while still maintaining balance with the other flavors. The oily feel carries the peat into the finish. The beer has lost some of its Scotch Ale character due to the barrel, but it makes up for it with its balanced approach, creating something distinct.

This beer is scotch barrel aged done right.

Dec 27, 2019
11 Pipers Piping - Scotch Barrel-Aged from The Bruery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 10 ratings