Floyd's Folly Scottish Ale | Cutters Brewing Company

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Floyd's Folly Scottish AleFloyd's Folly Scottish Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cutters Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
cuttersbrewing.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by langm12 on 10-21-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
84
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
13.85%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.51/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Microbrewer in Avion, Indiana let's give it a go!!! Pours almost blood orange crimson brown, definite ruby highlights when held toward the light. Aroma has some dirty malt, just a touch of Wheaties mixed with hints of cardboard box, added to that is some cooling fresh baked browines. A slight underlying dark plum juiciness exceeds out of the complexity of this 8% Scottish Ale. Heavy cereal grains, layered dark chocolate, quite a messy malt driven complexity with more wet cardboard and uneven lost in translation carbonation carrying it across the palate. A very rough abrasive beer, I hate to say that but that's what I'm getting thus far. It goes from smooth roasty to acrid acidic with a linger wet cardboard off putting note that I can't erase from my memory. Overall the harsh mouthfeel weak carbonation isn't expressive of the whole picture, there's a good beer somewhere here, preserve what you have and get through the rough patches of starting a brewery in 2010 not the best beer yet, but there's potential in the glass.

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Photo of aasher
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New to Indianapolis in the past couple weeks.

Floyd's Folly pours a medium bodied raisin brown in color with a light, off white lacing around the glass. The nose consists of light chocolate, crystal esque malt, raisin, and light toffee. It is smooth and well balanced. There isn't the slightest trace of the 8% in the nose either. The flavors too, smooth and on par for the style. There is a good amount of chocolate aspect upfront followed by sweet toffee, caramel, raisin, and light nutty under tones. It drinks medium in body with a nice, resonating aftertaste. Overall this is a really nice representation of the style. The wife enjoyed it to.

It's really comparable to Founders Dirty Bastard.

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Photo of enelson
2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of Eziel
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MSandahl23
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of rlee1390
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A-Clear deep amber, almost brown, one finger off white head.

S-Very malty, caramel, molasses, some peat, dirt and grass.

T-Starts with malt, caramel, toffee, tad vanilla, rather sweet. Peat as well. Ends with slight bitterness with grass and earthy pine notes.

M-Light to medium bodied, not much carbonation, tad watery.

O-Easily the best Cutters beer I've had so far. A nicely put together scotch ale.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.28/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My second beer from Cutters Brewing Co., acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a thick amber-caramel colored body; reddish-mahogany in the glass with about a finger of khaki head that goes down quick. Some spotty lacing. Looks okay.

S - Hm, the smell is a bit strange, and not entirely enticing. Almost a sour / acidic green apple sort of aroma comes out. Caramel malt and dark vinous fruits are noted. Vinous and vinegary smelling at times.

T - Taste follows the nose - bready caramel malt, some acidic / tart green apple, dark fruits - raisin, fig, dates. Earthy, herbal tea-leaf presence is noted.

M - Feel is smooth and creamy. Lightly thick and syrupy. Medium-full bodied with low carb.

Overall, it's okay, but definitely nothing special. I suppose it grew on me the more I drank it, but it's really a below-average example of the style. Worth a try though, and I look forward to trying more from these guys.

Cutters Brewing Floyd's Folly ---3/5.

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Photo of shirtless_mike
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of psmith161
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Fargrow
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of WesMantooth
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of JamesS
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a wonderful deep copper with great head and wonderful lacing throughout. Excellent deep and hugely sweet malty aroma, with huge caramel tones. Great caramel flavors, as well, with hints of toffee; huge sweet malt flavors, nice earthy hop finish; nice peatiness as it warms up. Goes down very well for a bomber of 8% ABV. The guy at Big Red called this one quite well.

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Photo of bigbluebeerguy
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of mpayne5
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of coz
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of scott2269
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of lucasj82
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of robwestcott
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Arsenal0328
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of neckbracesub
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark brown brew with subtle transparency. Short white head. Some lacing.

S - Malty nose, with roasted grains.

T - Follows the nose with a smack of hop, and a toasted element.

M - Easily drinkable, with very little sign of the ABV.

O - A very solid entry, a nicely balanced drinker that packs a wallop.

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Floyd's Folly Scottish Ale from Cutters Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 84 ratings.
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