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:
167
Reviews:
50
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
14.05%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 167 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
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 -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of flr0605
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pasearelli
4.06/5  rDev +11.8%
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 +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scruffwhor
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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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Photo of Lukasbane
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
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 +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pagriley
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maz
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aquazr1
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
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 +21.8%
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 +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of misternebbie
4.14/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cbutova
3.57/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Very random grab in Tampa, FL. Never seen anything by them in the Northeast so... might as well.

A- Tall boy pours into a tulip with a... ridiculous level of carbonation as the few ounces of beer produces an absurd amount of foam. The massive cap retains very well but lacing is rare. Hopefully not infected.

S- Nothing smells off to me. Smoked grains, hints of milk chocolate, toast, toffee and brown sugar come to mind. Bread and dried dark fruits as well.

T- Again it does not seem infected but the gargantuan carbonation is distracting here. Smoked grains more reminiscent of bacon and seaweed than a burning log set the stage for cocoa powder, toasted nutty, caramel, buttery and toffee notes. Raisins are fairly prominent.

MF- Not so subtly hinted at but this is obscenely carbonated. Judging by how most reviews list low carbonation I think it is an anomaly. Foamy overall consistency to the medium body.

Seems like a good example of the style that drinks very smoothly for almost 7.5%. The flavors I get are balanced and well executed but for some reason my can is carbonated more like a lambic than a Wee Heavy.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.06/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of CJNAPS
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of travelguy
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nick29
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into a tulip. Extremely dark brown with a hint of red and a billowing frothy tan head of four fingers height. Peculiar hickory smoked bacon aroma accompanied by the more expected toffee and raisins elements. Holy smoke. Peaty indeed. There is some controversy as to whether peat smoked malt has any real place in a Scotch or Scottish ale and in my own mind the jury is still out (historical or otherwise, see Ray Daniel's book on brewing beer styles). I will say that the taste is decent, perhaps better than decent. Subtle chocolate undertones, caramels, roasted peanuts, treacle, and yes, peat smoke that fortunately does not dominate as it does on the nose. Curious mouth feel, one is expecting thick and instead gets solid middle of the road, maybe a bit empty for lack of a better descriptor. Low key carbonation. Rather nutty, roasted, smoky finish. This rather dark take on the style is indeed growing on me over the course of multiple sips. Perhaps a touch o' the bog isn't such a terrible thing.

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Photo of SimcoeKid
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MPSTARR
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Jefe76
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Beer21
2.76/5  rDev -24%

Full Boar Scotch Ale from Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
3.63 out of 5 based on 167 ratings.
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