80 Shilling | Mad Fox Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Mad Fox Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TMoney2591 on 07-14-2010

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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by SShelly:
Photo of SShelly
3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour is moderate to dark amber with a light white head.

Aroma is lightly bready and slightly yeasty, very light.

Flavor is almost what I was expecting, some good rich malt but really missing kettle carmelization. Light and drinkable, not quite as flavorful as I would like, mouth is a little lighter than I would like.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of zp6167a
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thorpe429
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a caramel color with a light tan head and a bit of lacing. The nose brings some dark fruits as well as light molasses, toffee, a bit of caramel, and a light nutty character. The taste is a bit dry but focuses a bit more on some lighter brown sugar and a bit of dry, bready caramel malt. Slight hints of darker fruits. Mouthfeel is a bit light, bordering on medium with good carbonation. Low abv and drinks quite well.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a nonic pint glass.

Finally, I've had all five of the inaugural brews here. This one pours a deep murky brown topped by a half-finger of light ecru micro-foam. The nose comprises raisins, figs, maple syrup, some lihgt spruce, some even lighter apple cider, and cinnamon. The taste is equally dark, with notes of nutmeg, walnuts, oak, spinach, caramel, and a heavy earth tone, not unlike soil (in a good way). The body is a heavy medium, with no real carbonation to speak of (is there any real surprise there?) and a thick, semi-chewy feel. Overall, a tasty scotch, an especially fine cask offering.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery. Light bready notes, mild woody character, subtle roasted malt. Dark coppery brown clear with no head. Medium body with cask carbonation. Starts smooth and medium sweet with nice roasted character, sweet caramel and dry hop bitterness. No off flavors. Smooth nutty sweet finish.

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Photo of Navalartichoke
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of delta490
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown with light tan head. It has a minimal aroma (just light malt) but a nice quantity of nutty malt flavors. Nice and smooth off the cask with no noticeable carbonation.

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Photo of ncaudle
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of yourefragile
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at the brew pub.

Pours a clear ruby brown with a light cream colored head with nice retention but no lacing. Aroma is very mild, slight toasted malt with mild caramel sweetness. Flavor is also very mild, slightly more darker fruit flavored than the nose. Medium bodied with strong, fine carbonation. A very sessionable, forgettable scotch; recommended.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer on cask at Insane Red dog. Beer is brown with a mild haze, thin low retention, no lacing, low carbonation.

Aroma is malty, nutty, mild toffee, interesting.

Beer is medium in body, but dry on the finish. It is a little flat on flavor to be perfectly honest, the toffee carries through a little but nothing else is really there. I like their beers just not this one.

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Photo of cfinch2
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Gatordaddy
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rofflesjr
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Draft at the source.

Copper / amber body with a thin, tan collar. Caramel malt, nutty, earthy. Light in body, mild sweetness. Solid.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

3.28/5: Toasty and pleasant, just not exciting

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Photo of CrellMoset
3.51/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

80 Shilling, on tap at Mad Fox brewpub, enjoyed 09/05/10.

Appearance: A dark, burnished copper body, transparent, with a few streams of fast, small effervescence. The one finger head leaves a nice, thick surface dusting and a thick collar, though the lacing left to the sides of the glass is less impressive.

Aroma: A little off in the nose, like cheese or socks or moldy grass. Perhaps that's too harsh - a few toffee and sweet notes creep through, but I think something may be off here. The most pungent of the beers I've stuck my nose in to thus far here, but it's also unfortunately the most off color.

Taste: Glassy, roasted, relatively dry, with a few dark fruit notes, likely courtesy of the yeast - raisins, grapes - mingling with toffee, caramel, toast, and a steely mineral undertone. Only the faintest hint of hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and even but again with enough lift - but not too much. Works well with the flavor profile. Not thick, dry and attenuated.

Drinkability: Not a standout beer here, though I've had worse scotch ales. This one had a few funny off notes, and I think even beyond those, this beer wouldn't have been one of their best. Still worth trying if you like the style or if it fits neatly stylistically in to one of their flights.

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80 Shilling from Mad Fox Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 17 ratings