Sláinte | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
We have taken a traditional Scottish-style ale, with its rich malt characteristic reminiscent of dark fruits, and deepened its flavor with the addition of cherry wood smoked malt. This beer features a full body alongside drinkability - a rare commodity. We enjoy this seasonal throughout the long, snowy winters of Central Wisconsin. You should, too!

Added by mobius387 on 12-17-2011

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle with no date into a pint glass

look is a dark ruby with translucent edges. smell is light; chocolate and butterscotch malts. taste is similar to the smell with butterscotch and chocolate but mostly sweet malts with a touch of dark fruit. the hops are English and bitter

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Deep brown, mostly opaque due to the darkness of the color

S: Mild smokiness and peat is the noticeable aroma. A bit of a bready-chocolate smell exists. Slight raisin undertone

T: Smokiness is forward, but not overpowering. Chocolate is present in the taste, bitterness that pairs well with the peat flavor

M: Medium bodied, carbonation is light

O: Overall this is a very good Scotch ale, maybe it is a matter of preference, but I find I enjoy more of the dark fruit flavors in my Scotch ales. All said, this at 7.5% ABV the booze is not immediately present.

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4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very cool to find this brewed once beer at my bottle shop in the mix and match section.

A - Pours a hefty full inch of deep mocha head with a beer that is also equally as dark. Some sediment chunks at the base of my glass as thick as rice are kind of a turn off.
S - Very deep smoke and peat smells with a balance of caramel malts and citrus hops. Smell great!
T - Well it does a great job with the flavor I get smoke, some peat (minimal which is great) some dry rye comes into play with some citrus hops and a relatively clean finish with caramel malt. Tasty.
M - Medium and chewy, just like I like my malty ales!

Overall damn I can't believe this isn't a regular beer on the lineup, such a smooth malty scotch ale. Worth picking up if you find it.

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Galway Arms in Chicago, poured into a shaker pint.

Pours a deep brown color, nearly black color with a tan colored head, about a finger high, very creamy, looks like it was poured from a nitro tap, but I was assured it wasn't, retention is good, light lacing. The aroma is heavy on coffee, dark fruit, brown sugar and rich smooth grain. Flavors are similar, pungent coffee and light bitter chocolate, dark fruit, caramel malt, brown sugar, molasses and a bit of raisin, had to make sure I was drinking a Scottish Ale at first, it really drinks like a stout, almost no hop character to speak of. The body is nice and rich, coats the mouth well, very smooth but the finish is a bit lack luster and watery.

Verdict: A decent enough beer, not sure it's a decent enough Scottish Ale. Either way, I enjoyed my pint, but I doubt I'd ask for another.

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Sláinte from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 290 ratings