Scotchtown | Center of the Universe Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Center of the Universe Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Darkale on 02-16-2013

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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by KomodoDragon:
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3.91/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Poured a 22oz into Bells anniversary pint. Light copper, crystal clear. Small ivory head that hangs out around the edge for the duration

S - Well, malt. Peaty malt, caramel malts

T - Surprisingly smooth. A burst of malt, and a quick dry chalky finish with some dates or raisins. Some burn in the back of the mouth. A bit simple, but tasty and well crafted.

M- Carbonated appropriately. smooth.

Not sure this is would be considered a wee heavy, but a clean and simple scotch. Not my favorite style, nor overly interesting for the style and hence I'm not certain I'll go back. But if you like a scotch ale, take a trip to Scotchtown.

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4/5  rDev +17%

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3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Scottish ales do not usually find themselves in my refrigerator, so I am not the best one judge this beer against its competitors; however, it was on the shelf of one of my local stores and I took a chance with it.

It's a pretty amber beer - against the light of my laptop it looks almost like scotch whisky with a head on it. Speaking of the head... my last pour was about fifteen minutes ago and a quarter-inch of khaki skim with spots of lacing remain. The body is very clear.

Perhaps it's too cold, but I don't detect much of an aroma. Mouthfeel is more full and chewy than the beer's appearance would suggest, and ends with a neat, dusky aftertaste, almost like a snap of rye. A bit sharper (but no less sweet) than other Scottish ales of my acquaintance, and it is very drinkable. Worth trying, definitely. A reassuring sign that brewers in Virginia are really plugged into quality work nowadays.

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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5/5  rDev +46.2%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.84/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: This poured a clear dark copper with a little tan head.
S: It smelled like sweet caramel and nutty malt, with some toasted oak and smoke.
T: It tasted like charred oak and smokey barley, with some sweet caramel and nutty malt. It had a clean earthy and sweet aftertaste.
M: It was watery with moderate carbonation. Decent body.
D: This was a nice whiskey beer, with interesting scent and taste. The body was ok, but the finish was really smooth, So it was quite easy to drink. Probably not for aging, but really fun to try fresh.

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

Scotchtown from Center of the Universe Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 24 ratings