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

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265 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
265
Reviews:
73
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
12.83%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
61
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 265 |  Reviews: 73
Photo of sporklift87
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DiggerDahl
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRFounder
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DKMII
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Cold Smoke is the perfect beer for every activity. Smooth yet refined.

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Photo of Rasmutant
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GrizBeerNut
4.6/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bunman3
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a tame Scotch Ale, in a very nice way. I've sampled it on tap and in cans - both are pleasant experiences. The smell is malted toffee, the taste includes a bit of coffee and the faintest peat sensations. The heavy alcohol content is completely masked in the desirable combination of flavours. This is a fantastic ski beer!

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Photo of Waveoff
3.49/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of carolinablueJAC
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of mr-jj
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic from a 16 oz can.

Color is dark brown with a thin tan head that fades quickly. Minimal lacing. Smell is roasted caramel malt, toffee and some peat notes. Flavor is burnt coffee, some nuttiness, and some smoky peat notes. Finish is a bit bitter - like burnt coffee. Body is medium with moderate carbonation.

Overall, a good scotch ale with some of the peatiness I look for in this style.

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Photo of Wayne17
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Lobina
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of mabermud
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: The off white head disappeared in under ten seconds. The body looks like a cola, and there is a lot going on with the fizz and all.
Smell: Very faint malt and caramel sweetness...my wife said it smells like a Coke...
Taste: Caramel, malts, faint roast, faint coffe, and faint cocoa.
Feel: Not bad. Thin. Needs substance.
Overall: I'm not too impressed. This tastes bland. Maybe I was given an old can. Hopefully I can revisit this beer in the future.

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Photo of a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of ajmitch4
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of ediaz
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of TetonMike
4.6/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of LarryHowe
4.6/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a moderate brown color with a little bit of a ruby highlight and a one finger head of just off white foam. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a roasted malt smell with some bit of a more grainy aroma mixed within. Along with these smells are some aromas of coffee and a decent showing of molasses and brown sugar. Some sweeter dark fruit aromas are there as well giving a bit more sweetness to the aroma overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a rather big and sweet malty taste with a good showing of caramel, brown sugar and toffee as well as lot of bready flavors. A light showing of a dark fruit flavor of cherry and plum are upfront as well with these flavors seeming to gain intensity as the taste advances to the end all while the caramel and toffee lose a bit of intensity. A bit of a graininess and some light smoke flavors come to the tongue at the middle and toward the end. With a little bit of coffee and cocoa showing up at the end as well, one is left with a sweet and smooth scotch ale flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the rather thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. For the roasted, sweet, and light smoke flavors of the brew the feel is fantastic making for a great slow sipper all while nicely highlighting all the nice flavors.

Overall – A very delicious scotch ale that has a more moderate abv. (at least for a scotch) but yet tons of great flavor. A very nice on to try if you get the chance.

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Photo of AbbyOConnor
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of Mm17
3.36/5  rDev -12%

Photo of LoganMc
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of DrBass
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 80x2HopHead
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Cold Smoke Scotch Ale from KettleHouse Brewing Co. (Southside Taproom)
3.82 out of 5 based on 265 ratings.
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