Kings Mountain | Heritage Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Heritage Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by fishguyac on 05-11-2014

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Photo of delta490
2.65/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a can. Very lively pour, much too aggressive coming out of the can. Had a sour and metallic quality to both aroma and taste that is incredibly off-putting. Poor quality control.

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Photo of Andnkuhn
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of petewheeler
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dougcate
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of JMS1512
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Loveyourbeer
2.9/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Heritage Brewing Co. "Kings Mountain Scot-American Ale"
12 fl. oz. can without production coding or freshness dating
$1.67 @ Kroger, Virginia Beach, VA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Scott-American ale? I have no idea what that is. Perhaps it's kind of like a Scottish ale with American hops? We'll see. It pours a clear deep mahogany brown body beneath a creamy head of yellowed off- white. It seems to be holding well. The aroma delivers some dark brown sugar, dark caramel, and grainy almost cereal-like malt but no hops. Very much a Scotch ale so far. No, wait, there's some low level fruitiness to it, and perhaps an edge of roastiness. Hmmm. It's clean, and fairly bright, and welcoming. The flavor is much fuller with a nice toastiness to it, and some clear apple and cherry-like fruitiness. A very subtle roastiness backs it. I'd call it nutty as well; and I get a peanut-skin-like bitterness in the finish with some piney hops, earthiness, and dull roast. It's medium bodied with a dextrinous feel and a moderate, fine-bubbled carbonation that leaves it creamy and smooth. Ah ha, I see now that it was once just labeled as just a "Scotch ale" and I think that fits the bill pretty nicely. There are some hops there but I don't think enough to really warrant calling it a Scot-American ale, but whatever. I think it's nicely done, bready and molasses-ey, but not really "sweet". It's well-balanced, rounded, and polished - and very drinkable. What's the strength on this? 7.4%, I never noticed at all.

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Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BKotch
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a very dark amber color with a very slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has malt and toffee hints
T-The taste follows the nose with malty tones and a certain sweetness
M-A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A nicely made beer

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Photo of zp6167a
3.14/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of tone77
3.19/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A thanks to the reigning champion of canned beers, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Despite zero agitation, this beer came gushing out of the can, settling down with a dark brown color and a 2 inch head. Smell is of malts, sugary sweetness. Taste is bready malts, some sweetness, but not near as much as the smell. Aftertaste is a little strange, funky, slightly sour. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.32/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gsmcintyre
4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Beejay
2.92/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours brown and hazy.... Nice tan head on top, super thick. In the glass it's basically muddy water.

S: Rich caramel and a touch of milk chocolate sweetness. There is something almost a little fruity in there as well.

T: Very sweet, notes of caramel, molasses, and brown bread. There is a touch of fruitiness in it, and possibly a hint of smoke.

M: Medium light in body, with high carbonation... Very high carbonation for the style.

O: Overall I'm not impressed. The flavor isn't too bad but the appearance and carbonation seem off.

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Photo of BryanH69
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had this on draft at the brewery and it is pretty good...the cans I bought at Harris Teeter I can't say the same about. So..lets stick to the Brewery.

From the brewery it was a very drinkable....if somewhat light...scotch ale. In comparisons to other scotch Ales I have had the opportunity to drink it was a little lacking in body department but it made up for it by staying true to what it should be and ditching the hops. Overall, I can drink more than a few of these.

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Photo of robebo44
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imbibehour
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a wee heavy glass. Straight down the middle since I only have so much, sure why not go for it. Interesting to see this having had the barreled version first.

Woah there nelly, good thing we brought out the big glass cause this one is gushing a bit. Out of control head, but classic toffee light tan color and crème brulee appearance. This head though just will not quit. Body bulb is murky, floaties, and some dark flakes as well mixing in with the head on top like sprinkled flakes of nutmeg. Murky body. Egg nog this is not folks. Not a good start gentlemen, while having some wee heavy like character coloristics this is not making for a nice presentation to say the least.

Aroma brings some light toffee, almost waffery and sweet cookie like. Hints of and almost lemon lime soda sweetness also matching in which actually comes out very nicely. Fairly alright but nothing great.

The palate matches at least to the noses description. Mellow light toffee, even some nice spiced caramel sugars coming in, and a finish that comes with controlled clove and other dry brown spices on the aftertaste. Light bodied and slightly wet, with a very fleeting palate though. Toffee light quality comes out with a bit of crispness to taste which is actually a nice change from some of the classic booming malt bomb wee heavies at times.

Appearances aside, comes out drinkable at least, if memorable for perhaps some of the wrong reasons.

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Photo of 5EKF
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MUTINY
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can into a shaker pint.

A: Pours a nice-looking clear deep amber with 1"+ tan head that recedes very quickly. Retention is middling, lacing is pretty darn good.

S: Big caramelly malt & roasted nuttiness. Some candied fruit & almost jammy aromas. It's a nice whiff.

T: Very fruity up front. It leads with macerated raspberry & black cherry notes. Mid palate features a big caramel flavor along with some faint hop character. Finish is off-sweet with a lingering cocoa note that I really enjoy.

M: Carb is fairly high. The body is pleasantly light & surprisingly refreshing given the flavors & gravity.

O: This is such a great take on the style, super-drinkable & full of deep, complex flavor.

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Photo of MrIncognito
3.16/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

The look of this beer excited me. The taste not so much. Dark and hazy mahagony body with a thick and fluffy khaki head. Great retention and sticky lacing.

Smell is dull and faint with some sweet malts and just a hint of piney hops. A bit of milk chocolate.

Taste is dominated by a strange metallic sweetness. I don't mind a sweet Scotch Ale but this was too cloying. Mild hop bitterness didn't manage to round this out well enough.

I really wanted to like this because it is local. And I am on a canned beer kick. But this just didn't hit the mark for me. Wasn't awful or a drain poor, but getting there.

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Photo of SadMachine
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%

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Kings Mountain from Heritage Brewing Co.
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