Russell Angry Scotch Ale | Russell Brewing Company

Russell Angry Scotch AleRussell Angry Scotch Ale
BA SCORE
80.8%
Liked This Beer
3.96 w/ 99 ratings
Russell Angry Scotch AleRussell Angry Scotch Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Russell Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
russellbeer.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
30 IBU

Added by canucklehead on 03-31-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,061
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
99
Liked:
80
Avg:
3.96/5
pDev:
12.12%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
30
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 99 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of dbl_delta
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

650 ml bottle into pint glass. Pours a clear cola color with a thin off white head. Initial impression is smoky oak, caramel, a bit of hops, some booze...very complex and very tasty. Mouthfeel is quite thick and chewy. Carbonation is light, which is prefect fit the style. The only criticism is a noticeable chemical aftertaste as it warms.

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Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisCage
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- This one pours very dark brown....almost like cola and doesn't have much of a head....a solid ring around the glass that is caramel colored and very creamy in terms of looks....it doesn't do much over the lifespan of the drink....as for lacing, it is mellow and sticky....lots of very small patches sticking to the side of my glass.

S- Robust malts like sticky toffee pudding, french roast coffee, cocoa powder, fireplace smoke, slight peat, bread yeast, candied fig and perhaps some vanilla smoothness.....almost like roasted marshmallow. The finish is heavy and sweet! Very nice!

T- The flavors are very different than the aromas let on.....I get heavy black coffee, followed by melted dark chocolate, rolled oats with just a hint of toastiness, slight char, biscuit dryness, perhaps some almond nuttiness, and the finish is Earthy dry and black unmalted grain....even some very dark dried fruit like fig and prune.

M/O- Smooth texture, soft carbonation and sweet alcoholic values....this is a nice social beer that will do well as a tasty sipper! I would like to try this one again with a beef pot pie I think, or with a toffee pudding and/or chocolate cake, as the character would meld well with either of those. Would try again!

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Photo of Simon212
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

341ml bottle poured into tulip.

Pours a deep red-brown with half a finger of tan head that leaves arches and columns of lace as it recedes.

Smells of toffee and caramel, dried cherry, fireplace smoke and earthy cocoa.

Tastes of toffee pudding and caramel squares, dried cherry and prune, smoke and semi-sweet cocoa powder.

Feels soft and fluffy. Hefty medium bodied with gently frothy carbonation. Finishes off-sweet.

Verdict: Vigorously recommended. Fantastic evening sipper.

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Photo of Mack
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DucksFan16
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

07/06/2016

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Photo of atesus
4.41/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of iamzombie
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beer-fan-1
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ILOVEHAM
3.44/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Niceroad77
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BCborn
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cam477
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of constantine_272
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasting notes: Dark cola brown ale. Decent-sized frothy tan head. Robust flavor. Full of nutty brown bread, burnt toffee, singed grain, molasses, and coffee grinds with hint of raisin and caraway. Less sweet than expected, with a decent dose of earthy tea-like hops. A whiff of peat and more than a whiff of booze. Very old school roasted flavor. Quite thick and chewy. The fruitiness (melon rind?) becomes more salient over the course of a pint. This jives nicely with what I think of when reading descriptions of old Scottish brews, minus the slight peat note (who cares if this is a more modern affectation). A world class rendering of the style.

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Photo of jennybeer
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigBry
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KariD
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice smooth mouth feel. Hints of peat quite drinkable.

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Photo of Corson
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Docrock
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jimbob-Aloobob
4.54/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Exeter
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mlkluther
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours get dark brown with a beige head that dissipates and leaves lacing.

Nose is roasted malt, coffee, smoke.

Taste follows nose.

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Russell Angry Scotch Ale from Russell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80.8% out of 100 with 99 ratings
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