Piper Down Scottish Ale (Bourbon Barrel Aged) | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Floydster on 10-29-2008

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3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

10oz pour on-tap

A – Very dark ruby-red in the glass. Head is thin and disappears quickly. Almost stout looking.

S – Strong notes here, molasses, dark brown sugar, raisin, plum, light oak and licorice notes. Complex.

T – Wow sweetness here, and bitterness. Raisin notes abound, caramel and dark brown sugar notes come through too. Bourbon notes are rather subdued.

M – Thick, very rich beer, the 10oz was almost more than enough of a pour.

O – Quite the brew for sure, I am not a fan of this style, but this one had a tremendous depth of complexities, very nice.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at 38 Degrees Ale House in Alhambra, CA.

Pours a clear orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, brown sugar, caramel, wood, and some slight bourbon aromas. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick and woody finish after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Piper Down Scottish Ale (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 72 ratings
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