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Full Boar Scotch Ale | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company

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3.61/5
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174 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.

Added by BrewMaster on 09-30-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,094
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
174
pDev:
14.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 174 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of Vader444
4.02/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zorro
3.25/5  rDev -10%
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 -8.6%
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 +24.7%
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 +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BeerHunterski
4.32/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OLaw
2.02/5  rDev -44%
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 -3.3%
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 +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gefinley
3.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of runeatdrink
4.04/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mklmcgrew
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of larryarms847
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
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 +11.6%
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 +26.6%
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 +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.39/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dsimenson
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Pilsner. First half drunk cold, second half closer to room temperature, which was better.
A: beautiful ruby-red cool, thick head with an aggressive pour but it did not last long and there was no lacing.
S: malt, yeast, toffee, and that aroma of Scottish hops which I assume is a big part of the uniqueness of this style. Smells a bit of bread rolls and a hint of vanilla and even brandy.
T: carmel, malt, herbal hops, then a bit of alcohol
M: medium, not chewy, mild carbonation.
O: a very good Scotch ale, not quite outstanding. This is a style that I really like, and have a little familiarity with. You should try it, if you can find it!

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Photo of Radome
3.82/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted from a 1 pint can. Dark brown with red highlights; great clarity and appropriately wispy head befitting the low carbonation. Aromas are faint (the can being served ice cold didn't help) but I get a little chocolate and caramel. Good flavors of graham cracker malt, chocolate, caramel and faint peat smoke. Thinner body than I want in the style. Low carbonation level and light bitterness, as expected. Moderate alcohol presence. Overall, I was more impressed as the beer warmed. One of the best US examples of this style that I've had.

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Photo of tourdot
3.32/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of metter98
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beer 39, San Francisco, CA

A: The beer is clear but very dark mahogany red in color—very dark brown when viewed from afar. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving a collar around the edge of the glass and some lacing down the sides.
S: Light to moderate aromas of peat smoke are present in the nose along with associated smells of iodine.
T: Like the smell, the taste has strong flavors of iodine and Band-Aid-like flavors. There are some hints of caramel and toffee-like malts.
M: It feels a little more than medium-bodied and slightly smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This isn't a bad representation of the style. It's somewhat fuller in body without having very malty, making it relatively easy to drink. This is a good beer for a chilly day on the San Francisco Bay.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Tivlavrie
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Full Boar Scotch Ale from Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 174 ratings
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