Scotch Style Ale | Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro

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84
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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
Ratings:
77
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.33%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of ajdemma
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JThor80
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MacStinson
3.22/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woemad
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -19.6%
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 +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moose90
3.39/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

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Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmosey
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Asics
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beardo
2.68/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of Juno_Malone
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Erik-P
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of KStark
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of powdersoldier
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Howlader
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of QuakeAttack
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of mactrail
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Robust foam on the dark amber brew poured in the tall Timmermans goblet. Lots of carbonation and a sudsy and malty mouthfeel. Fruity nose with some drak grainy aroma.

Rich and malty without being too sweet. There is just a tang of smoke with some apple and melon fruitiness. Dark roasted malt, some cedar woodiness, and blackberries with the seeds. A peachy hint is really pleasant. Modest barky bitterness for the aftertaste. Dark caramel with a slight sweetness lasts throughout.

I would agree this is not such an authentic Scotch ale, but I often like the American interpretations as well or better than the traditional styles. In this case it's a very drinkable malty brew. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Ken's Market in North Seattle.

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Photo of gnaztee
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of staceya2
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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