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

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263 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:
263
Reviews:
71
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
12.86%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
61
For Trade:
0
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Photo of kingjohnh
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of furballkazoo
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Libeertarian
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

At Haufbrau in Bozeman, Montana. Was with my dad. He said it hadn't changed much since the 80s, when he first visited.

On tap. Darker brown in color. Was dark in the bar so had a hard time making things out, but didn't appear to have much ruby to it. Almost no head present in pint glass from the way the barkeep poured it. Bread and caramel aromas, not much hops. Reminded me more of a robust, not too-hoppy amber than a scotch. About as malty sweet but not near as balanced as others of the style, due to relative lack of peat or smoke character. Also not as prickling as others. Decent amount of very sudsy carbonation, with lower end of medium body. Good beer overall. Great with a burger and fries.

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Photo of elliott1184
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevin67
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of herman77
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lupercmda
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KevinL
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of papat444
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
3.2/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GavinCarr
4.65/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gatheredwaters
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 5EKF
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JSuperman
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dsimenson
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lockleybremner
4.84/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My favorite Montana brewed beer.

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Photo of pmangold
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gumbo2go
4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Cold Smoke, another great Montana brew. The dark coloring and full flavor is a treat. Not one of those odd tasting microbrews where the brewer tried too hard to design a unique beer. This one stands on its own as a very drinkable scotch ale. A real treat with a light smoky finish. Is rated as 6.5% abv so buyer beware. Can sneak up on you if you're not carefull!

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Photo of MjBrewhouse
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RenzoD
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Superb.One of the best Scotch-ales I have had.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gardmark59
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrandoBrews
4.74/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sporklift87
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DiggerDahl
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cold Smoke Scotch Ale from KettleHouse Brewing Co. (Southside Taproom)
3.81 out of 5 based on 263 ratings.
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