Stone's Throw Scottish Ale | Fargo Brewing Company

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Stone's Throw Scottish AleStone's Throw Scottish Ale
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Stone's Throw Scottish AleStone's Throw Scottish Ale

Brewed by:
Fargo Brewing Company
North Dakota, United States

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bobbypaulson on 12-08-2011

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Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 29
Reviews by ZAP:
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3.03/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This has some flavor but lacks any smoky is a nice sessionable type of ale but has a hint of spoiled eggs on the aroma and again on the taste (more so on the nose). Not real strong but just enough to signify something is off.

It also has a real strong nutty characteristic that reminds of pecans...some mild sweet cookie dough notes as well. Body is on the light side of medium...easy drinker....

I was more impressed with the IPA I had on tap. This is out of bottle and contract brewed at Sand Creek. I think the kegs come from there too but I am not certain. They have a very uninformative website and facebook site.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of MrUse
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bsp77
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Quick review:

My original review never set properly so somewhat from memory (but the score was from the time I had it).

Very light bodied with a focus on malts (toffee, caramel, toast) but some spicy, herbal hops for balance. Refreshing and easy to drink. Definitely sessionable but not super interesting.

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Photo of mkrass
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours brilliant chestnut with a 1” off-white foam cap that quickly disappears to a film.
S: Not very pungent but does have malt and kettle sugar aromas.
T: Kettle sugars with a touch tart and a hint of sour. Rich and malty, not a lot of bitter – this is a malt driven beer with the malt ody and flavor developed by the boil.
F: Medium body and carbonation.
O: A pretty good beer that hits all of the Scottish Ale notes. Satisfying and easy to drink.

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Photo of MattyG85
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy brownish amber with a lot of bubbles. About one finger of off white head that fades into a thin patch.

Smell: A toasty and fairly sweet malt forward aroma with hints of chocolate, caramel, and nuts. Toasted barley malt with bready hints of biscuit, toasted bread, chocolate, caramel, toffee, nuts, smoke, and yeast. Sweet hints of brown sugar. Subtle earthy hop hints. A solid malty aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a nicely toasty and sweet malt driven taste with notes of caramel, chocolate, and nuts. Toasted barley malt with notes of biscuit, toast, caramel, chocolate, toffee, nuts, yeast, and slight smoke. Sweet notes of brown sugar with a little vanilla. Hops are very light. A solid malty session taste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Very creamy, silky, and smooth.

Overall: A pretty decent light session version of a Scottish ale. Nice creamy and toasty malt flavors.

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Photo of Dulahan
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just plain good. As far as my personal tastes go it's nothing super exciting, but what it is? A good go to in my home town (state really!) when I'm stuck at a bar without any real good beers otherwise. It's a bit light, quite smooth, and has a nice taste to it. It's Fargo's flagship beer and it deserves to be, the simple fact almost no one I know hates it shows why it's managed to be good without being exciting.

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Photo of moundbz
3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oelschlager
3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of tjlee22
3.91/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of beanm64
4.59/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vinmar
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.89/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigAl18
3.31/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of morimech
3.32/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Clear copper color with half finger of head that slowly settled to a thin crown of suds. Some spotty lacing gets left down the glass during consumption.

Can smell the Golding hops with floral and herbal hints. But mostly it is caramel malt with a bit of toast to accompany the sweetness.

Flavor is not particularly interesting, but it is clean and well balanced. Hints of caramel, nuts, with light toast. Some herbal notes from the hops. Definitely on the sweeter end of the spectrum.

Light body with low carbonation. Does not do much to brighten the flavors of the beer.

Not sure I would choose this over, say a low ABV pale ale of some sort. Just does not bring enough interesting flavor. Too sweet for my palate as well.

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Photo of jwerner23
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of mkirkland80
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.24/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Can: Poured a copper color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of light caramelized malt with some grainy cereal notes. Taste is also dominated by caramelized notes with some grainy cereal notes. Body is light with good carbonation. This one is short on complexity and balanced.

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Bluegrass49
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of AleMan66
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I drank this straight from a can while in a fishing boat. I purchased it north of Bemidji. This is good stuff! This is one of my favorite styles of beer. I'd never seen it in the Minneapolis area. I will seek it out when I go back there.

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Stone's Throw Scottish Ale from Fargo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 128 ratings