Cold Smoke Scotch Ale | KettleHouse Brewing Co. (Southside Taproom)

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Cold Smoke Scotch AleCold Smoke Scotch Ale
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3.97/5
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273 Ratings
Cold Smoke Scotch AleCold Smoke Scotch Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
KettleHouse Brewing Co. (Southside Taproom)
Montana, United States
kettlehouse.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formulated with Montana grown 2-row barley, northwest Goldings hops, and lotsa love, this hearty ale drinks very smooth. Not bitter at all and not too sweet either. Novice beer drinkers have been known to take a taste and then say, “WOW! That’s not what I expected… that’s GOOD!” A hint of roasted barley lends a slight coffee-like smoky finish. With a 6.5% abv, this beer is perfect after a day of rippin’ lines on area or your favorite back country getaway.

11 IBU

Added by beernut7 on 08-20-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,871
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
273
pDev:
11.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of sulldaddy
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampling a cellar temp 16 oz can poured into a snifter. The beer pours a clear mahogany color with very little light passing through my glass. There is a khaki colored dense head of 1 cm that fades to a thin edge layer and a faint wispy island. the foam leaves scattered lattice on my glass after each sip.
The aroma is all malt with caramel and toffee and a bit of brown sugar. No hops and no booze. Pretty straight forward beer on the nose.
First sip reveals an average body with fine tingly carbonation with a very smooth and silky texture. Beer drinks very easy.
Flavor is all malt again as the nose was with caramel and toffee and a little bit of red grape flavor. NO hops and not any booze either.
Pretty straight forward malty brew, I enjoy this beer and am glad to have tried it. Not for the hop head on your christmas list.

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Photo of Squire
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep ruddy brown color with orange highlights and small khaki colored cap.

Slightly sweet aroma of dark malt, touch of coffee and light smoke.

Flavor is similar to the aroma but deeper and richer. Fairly simple flavors that play well together. Consistent from start to finish I don't find any one flavor overriding the others. I don't really find hop flavor but there's enough hop presence to offset the malt and keep sweetness in balance.

Medium-full texture with balancing carbonation.

Can't really speak as to style but except for the sweetness it does remind me of the Belhaven Scottish Ales I enjoyed years ago.

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Photo of stevoj
3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Can from MattW. Nice dark brown pour, scant beige head settled to ring. Ashy, smoky fireplace aroma. Taste is a bit more subdued, earthy hops, a bit sweet for a Scotch. Nice lasting dirty bitterness..

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Photo of TonyRhoades
4.53/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodlavers
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snowmageddon
3.56/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flagmantho
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16oz tall can into a tulip. Canned 7/18/17.

Appearance: rich, dark ruddy brown hue with no haze and a finger of frothy tan foam. An enticing-looking beer, indeed.

Smell: light aroma with a sweet, nicely caramel character. I like it, but the volume really needs to be turned up.

Taste: nicely caramelly beer that is, surprisingly, not too sweet. There's plenty of smoke in the flavor that isn't present in the aroma; it's not really to-style but it definitely appeals to me. I quite like the overall effect.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a good level of carbonation and creaminess for the style.

Overall: I quite like this beer. I could see the smoke being unappealing to some, but you probably shouldn't buy a beer called "cold smoke" if smoked beers aren't your jam.

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Photo of The_Geologist
4.69/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of deonreds
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of csmrx7
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is my go to Scotch ale. On the lighter side ABV, but big on taste.

Pours a dark brown Cola color, with right cream head.

Nice Peet and malt smell with a touch of breadiness.

Not hot like a wee heavy but has a touch of sweetness, dark malt and a reasonable sense of Peet.

A well balanced beer right in the lane.for the style.

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Photo of Casey_L
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can in Idaho.
Pours brown but so dark as to be nearly opaque in the glass. Decent tan head.
Appealing lightly spicy and faintly smoky aroma. The flavor also has these traits, as well as hints of coffee and cocoa nibs.
Smooth, full mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

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Photo of Vylo
4.74/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lelampp
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jrobb6
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.72/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of derdtheterd
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brushkanna
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jpittenger
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of T-34-85
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Elicoleman
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keepnitrl
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bitterbill
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks Tyler for this 16 ounce can!

Pours a super dark brown with an inch of off white foam.

Smells of roasted malt with some smoke and chocolate.

Tastes of roasted malt, light smoke, chocolate, milk shake like flavour near the finish.

Creamy smooth mouthfeel, fairly light carbonation. One of the better beers of the style, given my lack of love for them.

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Cold Smoke Scotch Ale from KettleHouse Brewing Co. (Southside Taproom)
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 273 ratings