Full Boar Scotch Ale | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company

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3.62/5
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178 Ratings
Full Boar Scotch AleFull Boar Scotch Ale
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:
#37,681
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
178
pDev:
14.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 178 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of Radome
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
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 -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of metter98
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
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 +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of zander4dawin
3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful beer, body a little on the light side for a scotch ale. Subtle smoke taste with a hint of butter scotch and light caramel. Nice smooth taste.

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Photo of hopley
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of doom_deluise
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of johlac66
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WanderingFool
3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Poured into a MacAndrew's thistle glass. Pours a slightly hazy dark mahogany with a fine half finger khaki head with good retention and lacing. Aroma is bready and caramel malt with a light toastiness, brown sugar, dark dried fruit and a hint of cinnamon. Flavor is dry caramel with light biscuit malt with light breadiness, peat smoke, dried dark fruit, particularly dates, mildly nutty. Finish is thin and smoky with a distinct peat character. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A decent smoky scotch ale with interestingly complex malts. The finish is oddly thin and leaves the otherwise nicely integrated peat a little stark at the end. Lots going on here and with a bit more assertive malt throughout the taste would be a quite remarkable one. Good enough that I'll try the other offerings from this brewery that is new to my area.

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Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of flr0605
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pasearelli
4.06/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown pour, low carb, but the sweet caramel smoked grain bill makes it pleasant with to drink with meaty meals. Thin but has a good mouth feel and finishes clean.

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

Photo of scruffwhor
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DrMullet
3.06/5  rDev -15.5%
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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Photo of Lukasbane
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

It is what you expect it to be, a good scotch ale meets smokey flavour. Which is good but the smokey flavour is a little overwhelming.

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Photo of brywhite
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pagriley
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maz
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aquazr1
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with little carbonation or head. Taste is caramel, chocolate and cocoa. Mouthfeel is somewhat thin but overall a decent beer.

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Photo of Geoffq
4.42/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a strong full bodied beer

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Photo of Sweffin
4.17/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Full Boar Scotch Ale from Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 178 ratings