Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Scotch Style Ale | Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Scotch Style AleScotch Style Ale
BA SCORE
3.75/5
Very Good
81 Ratings
Scotch Style AleScotch Style Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
Washington, United States
bbaybrewery.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by RoyalT on 04-08-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,280
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
81
pDev:
12.8%
Bros Score:
3.38
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 81 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Radcpa
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft Dark brown appearance with slight white head. Nice nutty aroma. Very nice sweet nutty taste that is very smooth and flavorful. One of the better scotch ales I have tried.

 182 characters

Photo of Red_Zeke
3.03/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of achadwick454
4.94/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a great beer! I first tried it when I visited my son who live in Bellingham in 2014, again in 2015 and again this summer. It is a fantastic Scotch Ale. I definitely recommend it.

 186 characters

Photo of ajdemma
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JThor80
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MacStinson
3.22/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woemad
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle purchased at a local grocery store for $4.79. No obvious freshness date. I can’t believe I’ve never reviewed it, always thought I’d drank it, but maybe haven’t.

Poured into a Boundary Bay pint glass (thanks, beertunes), this is a dark, hazy, coppery amber color, with a big, creamy looking, beige colored head that took it’s time dropping.

Sweet nose to this initially, but as it warms it becomes more bitter. Sweet caramel-bubblegum notes collide with prunes and coffee. One of the more complex Wee Heavies, on par with Fat, though not as big.

The complexity of the nose carries over to the taste. Sweet and bitter co-mingle, though it doesn’t all slide together perfectly, with some jarring bitter flavors that don’t quite seem to find a home.

Full bodied, with a creamy, heavy mouthfeel, almost too heavy.

Cautiously recommended. This beer seems bigger than it’s 6.4% abv, and is a little bit of a chore to drink in it’s bomber format. I’d much rather have this in a 12oz bottle. It’s almost a great beer, but just doesn’t quite get there. It just needs to meld together a little better and it’s home.

 1,148 characters

Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gouettn
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noooddle
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moose90
3.39/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served On-Tap @ The Scottish Highland Games

A — Pours a deep mahogany brown with a khaki colored head atop of it. Head fades quite quickly but leaves some stickiness along the inside of the glass.

S — Smells of rich malts and is quite bitter, some notes of lightly roasted coffee, lots of complex malt flavors, cereal, grain, oats, bready.

T — Tastes of dark fruits and malts, roasty and sweet.

M — Sweet, sticky, a bit heavy. OK

O — Nice Scotch ale overall, though a bit one dimensional and sweet.

 517 characters

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmosey
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Asics
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beardo
2.68/5  rDev -28.5%

Photo of Juno_Malone
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Erik-P
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of KStark
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of powdersoldier
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Howlader
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of QuakeAttack
3.75/5  rDev 0%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Scotch Style Ale from Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 81 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.