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Service 1904 Scottish Stone Fired Ale | Phillips Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed in honour of poet Robert Service, the Service 1904 Scottish Stone Fired Ale is an easy-drinker that is on tap exclusively at the Bard & Banker, Irish Times and Penny Farthing in Victoria. The ale is brewed by adding heated stones to the kettle where sugars carmelize on the stones, resulting in a slight sweetness with a dry finish.

Added by bobsy on 06-01-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by jrempel:
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this a couple of times at the 'Tard and Wanker (as the B&B is known by some local wags). It was a hit with the non-beer people at my table and I was underwhelmed at first. The advertising makes you anticipate something special and what you get is pleasant/unchallenging (Phillips either goes with max alcohol and character, or anonymous - interesting dichotomy there). Sure, hot rocks may have been chucked in, but for all the difference it makes to the flavour profile, who could tell?

That said - I readjusted my expectations a bit and I finally came to the conclusion that what we have here is a legitimate go at the kind of ale you might actually get in a Scottish pub...80 shilling I believe they call it. Over her Scottish ales are very malty and strong (damn near every one would qualify as a Wee Heavy back in God's country) but for a session ale I think this is authentic. I know Phillips promised never to brew a beer under 5%, but I have a suspicion this weighs in at 4.4% or so. Alcohol content isn't advertised...anybody know the true % or OG?

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3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Phillips Brewing 'Robert Service Stone Fired Ale' @ 6.0% , served from a squealer purchased for $6
A-pour is gold from the squealer to glass with a small white head leaving a streaky lace along the pint
S-carmelized 'stone'
T-malty sweet
MF-mild carbonation , medium body
Ov-ok beer
prost LampertLand

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Service 1904 Scottish Stone Fired Ale from Phillips Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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