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Black Forest Scotch Ale | Black Forest Brew Haus

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Brewed by:
Black Forest Brew Haus
New York, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by cyberbmcd on 03-05-2007

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Gkruszewski
3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of clay23
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of vfgccp
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Gmann
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a chestnut brown color with a tight creamy tan head that settles into a light cap with some sticky lacing. The aroma is sweet and a bit grainy. The sweetness is more of a brown sugar sweetness. The taste is of a light roasted malt, slightly grainy, brown sugar, smoke and wet wood. There are some tea like characteristics and light lemon. The brew has a moderate body with light carbonation, a bit astringent. Fairly tasty brew, I like the flavor. Don't dig the astringent quality but still a good beer. ABV well hidden.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh growler filled at the Black Forest Brew Haus served in a glass beer mug.

Chestnut color with a beige head that thinned to a layer and left trails of lacing.
The aroma is good, roasted malt.
The taste is very good, roasted malt with chocolate notes the 8.1% abv is well hidden in the rich malty flavor.
Medium bodied with a smooth feel.
Drinkable and tasty.

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Photo of plaid75
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a deep amber hue with a one finger pillowy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a good grain profile. Very malty with a bit of smoke.

The taste consisted of an upfront chewy malt with a light nuttiness. Overall a nice full flavor.

The mouthfeel was of medium fullness with a slight lingering sweetness.

Overall a nice Scottish Ale. A bit more malt may improve this beer however. Good and drinkable nonetheless.

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Photo of BBM
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm always up for a good Scotch ale. And this one is certainly OK. It pours a burnt sienna color with ruby highlights and a tan head. Not much retention, but nice lacing around the glass. The aroma was sweet, caramel, with hints of English hops.

The taste was also caramel-y sweet, with notes of bread, toffee, and a slight hop bitterness in the finish. It was certainly balanced, perhaps a bit too balanced for a Scotch. It was a good tasting beer, but it was missing that signature Scotch roasty-malt flavor most Wee Heavies have. Mouthfeel was medium, clean, and lightly carbonated. Overall this is a solid ale from a brewhouse known more for its lagers.

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Photo of cyberbmcd
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This ale is one of their better brews.

It pours a rich brown with almost no head but nice lacing.

It smells of hops but tastes sweetly malty. After you take a sip it tastes like you just chased a Jameson, which is kinda the idea.

The mouthfeel is creamy more like a Porter than an ale. It's kind of heavy, that's what ruins it's drinkability. not a brew to have at happy hour unless you just have one and switch to the pilsner (which I did, well...ok I had 2)

I brought a growler home!!, the bad news is I don't go often enough to get a second growler of it, by the time I do something else will be featured. That's fine with me

The Black Forest Brew House is definitely a favorite.

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Black Forest Scotch Ale from Black Forest Brew Haus
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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