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Schlafly Single Malt Scottish Style Ale | The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly Single Malt Scottish Style AleSchlafly Single Malt Scottish Style Ale

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by grumpy on 11-17-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 86
Reviews by TwelveOunces:
Photo of TwelveOunces
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 Ml poured into a snifter

This beer poures s surprisingly light color. It is a burnt orange and very hazy. The nose of this beer is somewhat smokey, A bit like a barley wine and has an impressive whiskey presence. The taste of this beer is surprising to say the least. A big bourbon presence at first. Followed by a ton of smokey flavors. The beer really smells like sausage or bacon and roasted BBQ. There is also peat flavors and sour mash from the barrels. There is a good alcohol presence in this one, a tad hot. A bit of coffee, toffee and caramel which is drowned by the smokey nature but there in spirit. This beer is not easy to drink, it is smokey, sweet and slightly boozy and its probably best I split my bottle in 3rds. Overall, it's pretty good. It is very smokey and woodey and different but it did keep my interest.

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Photo of BuckeyeSlim
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%

A big beer, the whiskey from the barrels dominates the malt. Definitely worth a taste, although it would be markedly better using older, aged Scotch barrels to produce a more mellowed taste profile. The nose is probably the best aspect of this beer.

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Photo of schoon
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.52/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

(Served in a globe glass)

A- This beer pours the color of a dried orange peel with a sea of microbubbles supporting a bubbly rocky head of beige that last a good bit.

S- The dry caramel malt has a nice peaty earthy aroma to it with gentle smokiness to the finish. There is a nice buttery diacetyl hint that comes through as it opens.

T- This beer has a leathery peat flavor that is gentle and very pleasant blending with a rich malty flavor that has some nice dry toffee notes and a dry smoke quality to it.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle alcohol heat that compliments the malty flavor and a gentle fizz that cleans up the finish.

O- This is the best taste of peat in a beer I have had. It is mellow and rich and really compliments the malt as does the faint smoky hints that really capture what smoke should be and no trace of band-aids. Well built beer and very tasty.

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Photo of JMS1512
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours honey colored with tan head. Average head retention, good lacing

S: Malty, peaty, some smoke

T: Follows the nose, some cakey notes & booze, some dark fruit as well. Oaky dryness, honey & boozey notes as this warms. Finishes fruitty, slightly boozey, peaty & somewhat dry

MF: Fairly chewy, low carbonation, a bit hot

A sipper, has the chops for the style, but needs some more time. This will be better by far in 6-12 months. Was expecting more now to be honest

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of bluejacket74
4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle, 2012 vintage. Served in a thistle glass, the beer pours a cloudy golden/orange color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like whiskey, peat, caramel, oak, bready/grainy malt and some pears. The flavor starts off very peaty. There's also some bready malt/grain, oak, pears, candied fruit, iodine, honey and toffee noticeable too. I think the peaty and sweet flavors mesh well together in this brew, it tastes better and better the longer I drink it. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's chewy and coating with moderate carbonation. I like this beer a lot, I'll have to see if I can find another bottle. Definitely worth trying! $10.99 a bottle.

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Photo of screamking
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

750 ml bottle poured into snifter.

Pours hazy apricot with a thin white half finger head. The aroma takes me back several years, when I was a big scotch drinker, needless to say the scotch profile is very big. Sweet smoky peat is very prevalent, small hints of toffee and butterscotch, and some lemon squeaks its way in there. The booze in the nose is quite powerful.

The taste is surprisingly watery at first, then peat comes out and attacks your palate. The smokiness aside there are some oak notes, along with some citrus fruits, and a bit of toffee candy sweetness it the back of the tongue. The mouthfeel leaves a lot to be desired. Way to thin for the amount of smokiness on display. ABV is noticeable yet not crazy.

I don't think scotch whisky barrels are the best for aging beers, but this was a decent attempt at it. I think with a better base beer it could work really well.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of rlee1390
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Cloudy deep orange, that clears up after a while, not much carbonation and a one finger head.

S-Scotch, lots of it. Very fruity and grassy, speyside lie. But too much alcohol in the nose.

T-Very scotchy here as well. Not much malt like other scotch ales, fruity, apples, some earthy tones. A lot of barrel flavor. But the alcohol flavor does not mix well.

M-Lighter, tad watery, not much carbonation, alcohol heat.

O-I wanted to like this beer so much, but the alcohol presence was too much.

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1.25/5  rDev -67.7%

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2/5  rDev -48.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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2/5  rDev -48.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Schlafly Single Malt Scottish Style Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
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