Scottish Ale | Back Road Brewery

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Scottish AleScottish Ale

Brewed by:
Back Road Brewery
Indiana, United States

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by roadhouse on 10-05-2008

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of cardinals22
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of lucasj82
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of Stoutlad
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of MapleCity219
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of RonfromJersey
1.91/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Dark copper body, small level slightly beige foam, and plenty of sediment floating about.

Absurbly mild aroam aof bakery and malt. Seriously, this beer's liquid has to be inhaled to be smelt.

Sweet malt and toffee hit the center of the tongue. Earthy hop bite. Huge sour twang runs over everything.

Mouthfeel is a bit light for a scotish ale.

Sour twang destroys all drinkability.

Out of date or born bad? Either way, won't approach again.

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Photo of brentk56
3.72/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy dark amber color with a small head that retains well and dots the pint glass

Smell: Caramel and fruity; smells a bit more like an amber than a Scottish, but still smells nice

Taste: Opens with a lot of caramel flavor that is joined, mid-palate, by a fruity hop flavor; after the swallow, the caramel returns

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; a bit chalky

Drinkability: Not really to style, with too much hop flavor and no peat, this is nevertheless an enjoyable beer; just think amber and everything is copacetic

Thanks, Wadsey, for the opportunity

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Photo of roadhouse
4.12/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. I have no idea how old this is, it's not listed on Back Road's website, but "the other site" has reviews of it from 2007 so I'm gonna assume that's what it is. In any case it should be just fine, it was in the cooler at my local liquor store.

Appears a semi-hazy dark copper color with a half inch off-white head that sinks down to a skim and eventually just some spotty bubbles. No lacing.

Aroma is sweet with lots of caramel and toffee notes, and some raisin. A faint biscuity aroma comes out as it warms. Reminds me of SkullSplitter.

The taste is basically what I expected from the aroma. Lots of caramel sweetness at first but it ends up balanced by some spicy hops while flavors of dark fruit and toffee linger on. I would have given this a 4.5 but after the first couple sips it seems to get weaker.

Mouthfeel is medium, very smooth and well rounded.

This is definitely the best I've had from Back Road so far. I have a 2008 Autumn Ale on deck though so we shall see.

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Scottish Ale from Back Road Brewery
3.26 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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