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Maltopia Double Scotch Ale | Hermitage Brewing

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Maltopia Double Scotch AleMaltopia Double Scotch Ale
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Maltopia Double Scotch AleMaltopia Double Scotch Ale

Brewed by:
Hermitage Brewing
California, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Zorro on 11-25-2010

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy, brown color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight roasted malt, slight dry hop, hint of pale malt, hint of alcohol, and a hint of oatmeal. Fits the style of a Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight roasted malt, hint of alcohol, slight dry hop, hint of oatmeal, and slight hop. Overall, good appearance, aroma, feel, and body.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out a dark, dark brown color with a small, foamy, khaki-colored head. It smelled very malty and somewhat earthy. Notes of caramel and toffee were present. A little too rich and sweet with caramel and toffee flavors. Some grassy bitterness helps.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours to a nice thick beige head that falls to a thin ring of foam and no lacing (too much alcohol and not enough hops?). Color is a textbook caramelized amber-brown. Hazy. Aroma is vanilla, molasses, caramel, Southern Comfort, triple-sec, fruity ale esters and some "spice". Flavor is very much malty and alcoholic, a true sipping beer if there ever was one. It drinks like a brandy or liqueur. It is malty sweet and pleasantly boozy--the alcohol is in your face, but tastes clean and refined and not "hot". It has no detectable hop character so the balance comes in the form of a nondescript tannic acid bite. Mouthfeel is full and slick with notable alcohol perception. Overall, I like this, but as for malty beers, this goes way beyond what I am looking for in an everyday quaff. The flavors are loud and bold and it has such a long finish that it ruins your palate for anything else for a while. End of flight or session only. A dessert beer. Extreme malt can be as distracting as extreme hops.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a snifter at Beer Market - Vernon Hills.

Finishing the visit the BMVH off with my first taste of a relatively new brewery to this distribution area. It pours a clear sunrise bronze-copper topped by a finger of glowing off-white foam. The nose comprises maple syrup, lightly-toasted biscuit, sweet flowers, and buttery toffee. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some candied orange peel and a drier sense to the syrup and biscuit. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying-ish finish. Overall, a nice little Scotch ale, something that makes me curious about the rest of this brewery's offerings...

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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Maltopia Double Scotch Ale from Hermitage Brewing
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 73 ratings
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