Highland Ambush Scotch Ale | BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

87 Ratings
Highland Ambush Scotch AleHighland Ambush Scotch Ale

Brewed by:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Oregon, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Notes from Bridgeport:

BU's: 40
ABV: 6.8%
Color: Reddish-Brown
Ingredients: Pale and Carmel Malts. UK Golding Hops.
Description: This beer will have a rich malt taste complementing vanilla flavors from the American oak barrels along with a bitterness attributed to the UK Golding hops

Added by msubulldog25 on 12-11-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

I figured, since we've got too many cases of this stuff at work, I might as well bring one home and give it a shot. It's only fair. It pours a clear dark sunset amber topped by a finger of cream foam. The nose comprises buttery toffee, rich caramel, a hint of oak (possibly psychosomatic), and a touch of dark greens. The taste brings in more of the same, with the greens coming through a bit more powerfully, though they still play a decided second fiddle to the malty overlord. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a nice enough malt bomb, nothing earth-shattering, but a pleasant little drink.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from 1/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark red amber, two finger light tan head and lacing, good retention. Aroma of caramel malt and wood. A nice medium bodied, creamy scotch ale. Oak elements are noticeable, with a caramel sweetness. Seems a bit tame; misses being an excellent beer by not being assertive enough. Still really liked this one.

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2/5  rDev -44.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage 22oz bottle (2010?) split with my brother, poured into pint nonics.

A: Brilliant clear amber with an off-white head...lower carbonation.

S: Oak, malt, caramel, toffee, a bit fruity (yeast?). Malt bomb for sure, beside of bit of a spice character and the wood, all you get is malt.

T: Malty smooth body with plenty of caramel and oak...spicy...dark fruit, raisin bread, lots of malt, woody notes and plenty of nutty flavors.

MF: Medium body, lower carbonation, a bit spicy, smooth and creamy. Alcohol is pretty much gone at this point in its life.

O: Pretty darn good Scotch Ale, and a great value.

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Highland Ambush Scotch Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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