Full Boar Scotch Ale | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
170
Reviews:
50
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
14.05%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Photo of robsee
1.94/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I've had this on draft on multiple occasions, and it has always been a bit hit or miss. Sometimes quite good, other times nothing special.

The bottled version that I'm reviewing is one that I didn't care for at all. This beer was too high on sweetness and too low on maltiness - I also didn't really care much for the peat as an added flavoring. Frankly, I'm a homebrewer and I've made an extract version of Scotch ale that was tastier than this beer.

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2/5  rDev -44.9%

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2/5  rDev -44.9%

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2/5  rDev -44.9%

Photo of OLaw
2.02/5  rDev -44.4%
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 billshmeinke
2.34/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Dark brown, boardering on black. Off white finger off head.

Over ripe berries, peat, band aids. Yuck.

Taste follows smell, but slightly better, extra peat, band aid is subdued, over ripened berries.

Kinda thin. Very well carbonated (perhaps a little too much for the style).

Overall, a pretty gross beer. Definitely will not be consuming ever again.

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Photo of Philousa
2.48/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Deep chocolate brown in appearance with barely any head left after a short while. I got vanilla and lots of caramel in the nose. Smoked flavor is very apparent to me. I also get chocolate and a bit of sweet caramel. The feel is a bit thick, the thin carbonation contributes to this feeling.

I'm just not a fan of this type of beer. It's too thick and malty for my preference. The yeast really didn't help at all, either. It produced big, empty bubbles to carbonate the beer, and it didn't add much in terms of flavor. A beer with a malt bill as big as this needs some alcohol bite, hoppiness, bitterness, something to balance it out. Ultimately, this is a one note beer lacking in complexity and carbonation.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.76/5  rDev -24%

Photo of Neffbeer
2.95/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Arbitrator for the extra

A: Pours a deep dark brown bordering on black. There is a decent size off white head that fades quickly leaving a small amount of lacing.

S: The nose is malt forward with a hint of smoke and chocolate. There is some caramel lurking in the background and a bit of apple forward yeast.

T: The malts assert themselves upfront but fade quickly to an overly fruity yeast bite. There is a hint of smoke and caramel with no real backbone to fall back on. Overall it is lacking in depth and complexity.

M: Thin to medium with moderate carbonation. The body of this beer is severely lacking.

O: Sadly this is not a beer that I would seek out again. It falls short of what I would consider a good scotch ale.

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Photo of impending
2.95/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

C+

22oz into a tulip. Pours a dull walnut cola, minor head, minor lacing. A deep ruby red when back lit.

Aroma is unsweetened malt ball malt and tiny peat. Bittersweet

Taste is uncompelling, simple. Lacks complexity but not necessarily in a bad way. Peat yes but not smoked. A little leather with zinc studs. More sweet than bitter in the context of no bitter. Thin watery mouthfeel.
cheers
jd

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of DrMullet
3.06/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown. Smells smoky almost burnt. Slight cocoa/coffee flavor. Heavy smoky taste, almost overbearing. Slightly sticky sweet. Got better as it warmed. Big fan of Scotch Ale, this one, not so much......

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Full Boar Scotch Ale from Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
3.63 out of 5 based on 170 ratings.
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