Full Boar Scotch Ale | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company

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3.62/5
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180 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
California, United States
devilscanyonbrewery.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Full Boar Scotch Ale is deeply malted and caramel apparent with overtones of chocolate and a slight hint of a mild, smoky flavor.

Our Full Boar Scotch Ale’s proprietary malt blend, lightly smoked with peat moss, imparts subtle hints of chocolate, caramel and smoke in a beer that drinks astonishingly smoothly.

First-Class chefs pair this Wee Heavy style ale with the finest cuts of meat, yet it has been infused into everything from artisanal cheeses to ice cream.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,055
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
180
pDev:
14.09%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 180 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of wc94wc
4.06/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fremont897
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ssgunbond
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GaryColeman
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of suzikeith42
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vader444
4.02/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zorro
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Clear brown colored ale with very little head formation.

Smells sweet and malty with lots of molasses scent to it. Fainter scent of smoke. Smells faintly medicinal. Not that aromatic an ale though.

Starts out malty and sweet. Mildly smoky but this one tends to the sweet side. Mildly bitter. Alcohol completely hidden. Mildly warming in the chest. Not real complex though just a basic Scotch Ale.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall just a basic Scottish ale.

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Photo of Just-the-sip
3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It's not Duck Rabbit or Scotty Katate but, I don't run into Scotch Ales on tap often. International terminal in SFO. Has all the qualities of the Scotch Ale but like many other reviews, it's just more drinkable than life changing. Still give it ago if you see it.

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Photo of Beerucee
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brown ale like with nice liquor finish. At atoms on golden gate!

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Photo of mnine
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Shy5
3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerHunterski
4.32/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OLaw
2.02/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.25

This is not a good beer, especially for its style

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Photo of detgfrsh
3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From an undated bomber. Pours a dark, nearly opaque brown with a finger of head. Has a sweet toasted malt smell. Light feel with very little carbonation. Chocolate and nut flavors with a sweet finish. Very drinkable, but not my favorite example of the style.

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Photo of YeastEnthusiast
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gefinley
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of runeatdrink
4.04/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mklmcgrew
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of larryarms847
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep mahogany reddish hued brown with a half finger of slightly off-white foam.

Peat and smoky notes with a fair amount of nutty character, chocolate, and dark fruit.

Chocolate and peaty smoke right up front followed by a nutty dark fruit flavor.

Medium-bodied, medium carbonation, smoky, slightly sweet.

Overall, not the greatest example of the style I've had but very drinkable.

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Photo of MAB
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at Beerfest 2016.
Dark and nicely carbonated, with a nice head.
Very malty, but with some good hop bitterness for balance.
A pleasure to drink, and one of my favorites from the fest!

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Photo of BrandonR
4.57/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours dark, yet a golden brown when held to light. Thin tan head that dissipates. It has a very interesting combination of flavors. Smooth caramel and chocolate with a striking smoky after taste. Very little hopes or carbonation to speak of. Overall one of the most uniquely rich non-stout beers I've had.

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Photo of MickeyMonk
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Full Boar Scotch Ale from Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 180 ratings