MacDougall's Scotch Ale | Bootlegger's Brewery

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Bootlegger's Brewery
California, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by t0rin0 on 01-28-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of pperez38
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of womencantsail
3.35/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Bootlegger's

A: The pour is a dark amber, leaning toward brown, color with a finger or so of khaki colored head.

S: Slightly peaty with a decent amount of smoke to it as well. Lots of toasted malt notes and a mild nuttiness. Quite a bit of bread which provides sweetness and some toffee and earthy hops.

T: The smoke and peat are very intense right from the outset. The smoke provides the beer an almost meaty flavor. It's quite earthy with a decent toffee profile and almost some peanut brittle on the finish. Overall, it's not quite as sweet as you would expect for a scotch ale.

M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation.

D: I liked the nose, but the flavor didn't work out for me.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sampled 1/27/2011 at the brewery. One of the 10 pilot batches that are going on in the next few days.

Pours dark brown with some red showing through, hazy, off-white head, no lacing or retention.

Aroma is of smoked beef, roast, caramel, and fireplace.

Flavor is too smokey and beef jerky like to be a great beer but over all it was nice with it's chocolate undertones, heavy caramel, and out of place bitterness.

Body is medium/heavy, undercarbed, and somewhat drinkable.


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MacDougall's Scotch Ale from Bootlegger's Brewery
3.3 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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