Scots Gone Wild
Real Ale Brewing Company

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From:
Real Ale Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
9.7%
Score:
95
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 10%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
138
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 10, 2020
Added:
Oct 13, 2012
Wants:
  22
Gots:
  24
SCORE
95
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Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4.75 by bigred89 from Maryland

Feb 15, 2020
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2017 vintage, really interesting brew, pulled to toast a friend who will be working there soon. i love these little bottles, and this one has aged well. its almost more of an oud bruin or a flanders red now than a scotch ale to me, although i suppose i still get some european ale yeast here beneath the sharp bacterial and vinegar acidity this presents, i wonder if it was always this sour or if this is a phenomenon of the cellar. kind of looks like dark cognac in the glass after the head settles, some shine, some amber edges, some legs on the edges of the wine glass we drank it from. notes of pie cherry, raisin, raspberry vinegar, and baked bread in the nose, some booziness too, and just a bit of malt oxidation, smells complex, fancy, mature, heavily wooded, and with all the richness and fruity layers of expensive cabernet. its tannic and grapey in the taste, with light smoke, char, and funk to it, but for me this is sharply acidic, even acetic, and with all the alcohol, a small glass seems like plenty. its obviously long aged, and even with the acid it retains some smoothness and body from all the wood. its hard to appreciate this as a scotch ale for me, that moment has passed if it were ever more apparent in here, but i still like this a lot. port wine and berries to finish, barrel char, red apple, strong lactic acidity, and some residual sweetness. complex and tasty, real puckery. i like this series, and am always stoked when i have new beers from it (havent had nearly enough of them!) this was a fun and unique drink. good luck to my buddy!
Dec 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.03 by kkarimi from Texas

Sep 20, 2019
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

3.59/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass.

Deep copper red body with nice clarity. Faint tan head dissolving to a simple thin collar.

Aroma has a nice sour cherry to red berry note. Very light touches of toffee angled caramel. Not much barrel character and hints a little thin.

Palate is a little awkward. Thin caramel body and flavour with mild touches of sour cherry. Tangy with mild berry notes but also a little medicine and lacking body.

Sort of an odd combination that doesn't seem to add much character, and lacks some barrel touches.
Nov 22, 2018
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
$ 15.90 (Including tax and discount)/500 mL bottle at Spec’s, DeZavala, San Antonio, TX. Reviewed 9/3/18.
“2017” on the neck, no other dating found. Stored on the shelf in the store. Served 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried glass coffee mug.
Appearance – 3.5.
Body – Brown, muddy. Some large lumps eventually settle out.
Head – Small (
Sep 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.13 by Txbrewing from Texas

Aug 21, 2018
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Rated by Patrickplaysdrums from Texas

4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Very interesting beer. Very easy drinking for the abv. Excellent.
Aug 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4.34 by Sirnickatnite from Texas

Jul 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.46 by AngEo from Texas

Jul 23, 2018
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

3.94/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had it on tap in a tall fluted glass. Decent head but minimal lacing. Smell was of tart fruits, grapes, cherries and apples. The grapes really followed into the taste. Dark wine notes along with berries and cherries. Enjoyed it.
Jul 07, 2018
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Reviewed by HipCzech from California

4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Serving: 500 ml bottle (2017 vintage) poured into a 9 oz Libbey Embassy snifter.

Appearance: Hazy, brownish copper with a tidy head of off white foam and sticky, spotty lace.

Smell: Pleasantly integrated aroma of sour berries, oak barrels, tobacco, wet straw and wool blankets.

Taste: Terrificly tart with plenty of sour cherry and red wine vinegar. Just enough malt body, with hints of caramel and earthy hops from its Wee Heavy base.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, clean feel and crisply moderate carbonation.

Overall: Refreshingly tart and refreshing while retaining enough of its malty Scotch Ale base to remain complex and flavorful.
Apr 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas

Apr 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.34 by Kurmaraja from California

Mar 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.28 by MichialTanner1 from Texas

Mar 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4.97 by gilgar from Texas

Feb 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by archero from Texas

Feb 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.76 by StArnoldFan from Texas

Feb 02, 2018
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Reviewed by brew-Ed from Texas

4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look:
Pours a dark reddish amber. When done pouring the head is just about half a finger, small amounts of lacing.
Smell:
Vinegar, oak, cherries, hints of malt.
Taste:
Sour, tart, cherries, light malt and vanilla aftertaste.
Feel:
Light-bodied with carbonation, feels refreshing
Overall:
Mostly sour, I was expecting a bit more complexity
Jan 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by kvgomps from New Jersey

May 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by N1Nkasi from Connecticut

May 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4.21 by Kuges from Texas

Mar 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.99 by Sabre311 from Texas

Feb 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.04 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Feb 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.47 by beeragent from Texas

Feb 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.4 by BKotch from Texas

Feb 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.05 by von_kaiser from Connecticut

Nov 28, 2016
 
Rated: 2.72 by dasotelo50 from Texas

May 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.84 by Roybert from Texas

Apr 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by GreatStoutman from Texas

Apr 16, 2016
 
Rated: 4.03 by mig100 from Texas

Feb 27, 2016
 
Rated: 4.07 by BdM from Netherlands

Feb 19, 2016
 
Rated: 4.28 by Magery from Kentucky

Feb 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4.58 by shigg85 from Japan

Jan 08, 2016
 
Rated: 4.16 by jtaylord from Texas

Dec 31, 2015
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Reviewed by Can_has_beer from Texas

4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
This beer is amazing. It had a ruddy, turbid brown color with just a tinge of brick red. The smell is very complex. I detect the yeast, some dark fruits, wood and maybe some vanilla. The taste is sour but very smooth on the palate. I get many of the dark fruit flavors and I think I also get vanilla, or maybe oak. Great great beer. If you see this on tap, get it!
Dec 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Ppuech from Texas

Oct 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4.19 by sd123 from Georgia

Aug 22, 2015
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Reviewed by Jovial_Libations from Texas

4.57/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Tasted on draft at a special Real Ale release party in Dallas. Cherry pie all the way. One of the best Sours I've ever had. Would love to drink this one again.
Jun 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.34 by Tommo from Massachusetts

Mar 28, 2015
Scots Gone Wild from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 154 ratings