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Stone Of Scone Scotch Ale | Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
Wisconsin, United States
greatdanepub.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Named for the stone upon which Scottish kings were crowned, our Scotch Ale represents a tradition of brewing excellence. You will enjoy a hint of caramel sweetness, a well-rounded flavor, and superior drinkability. Try one and see how kingly a beer can be.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-20-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,308
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
83
pDev:
12.03%
Bros Score:
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the original Dane nearby the Capitol with wonderful company and one of the biggest freakin' burritos I've ever seen!

It was delivered to the table with the typical expected appearance: blackened mahogany beneath a short head of densely creamy tan froth. The retention was good, but could have been better (although that may have been due to a dirty glass or too much grease on my lips - but I did taste it before eating! Spicy burritos and tasting beer don't mix)!

The aroma suggested deeply caramelized malts with a hint of chocolate drizzled caramel and toffee, and some very subtle background smoke.

In the mouth it's velvety soft and smooth with a medium-full body and restrained carbonation that just delicately caresses the palate.

The subtle smoke found in the aroma is more evident in the flavor. It's rich, malty, subtly smokey, and caramelish. There's a short thread of yeasty fruitiness running through the middles as well; and the bitterness is just enough to keep the sweetness of the malt from running over and leaving it flabby.

Perfectly rounded in flavor, and supple across the palate, the Stone Of Scone Scotch Ale is an excellent example of the style! And for fans of this fairly hard to find style, I'd highly recommend a trip to enjoy this one!

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

My first scotch ale and it made me feel pretty good on an empty stomach. Pours a very dark amber, almost black, with hardly any head. Aroma is a little malty, floral, and a hint of alcohol. A good sized sip reveals the caramel malt, some nicely hidden alcohol, and....water. The Great Dane makes some great beers, but they make everything too thin.

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4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Yum. I've had it at the Fitchburg, Hilldale, and Down Town Great Danes, I'm always pleased. Usually in an English style Pub glass. My first Scotch Ale and still one that I long for. It's now McEwan's, but still quite solid. If you're at the Dane, it might not be the best choice, but it's definitely one of their better beers. The IPA and new Barley Wine are not to be missed. Certainly worth trying.

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4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Hilldale location. Served into a pint glass.

Appearance: clear, chestnut brown in color, 1/4 inch head, low carbonation

Smell: toasted malt and leather

Taste: toasted malt, caramel, peat, and leather

Mouthfeel: sweet, medium-heavy body, medium carbonation

Overall: It is great when a brewery does a non-standard style and does it well. Love the caramel and leather combination. Would have several of these if I was in Wisconsin. This was the best from the brewery that I tried.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tap beer at brewpub stored in can two days before drinking.

Pours dark copper with a thin head that becomes a wide island. Trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of caramel/nougat and peat. It has a rich malt character aroma.

The taste is of caramel/toffee/nougat (hint of chocolate?). Peat smoke balances sweetness without overwhelming. Pretty long finish. Alcohol very well-covered.

It hits full-bodied. Carbonation a bit aggressive at the start, but soon relaxes.

A rich, malty brew with a nice touch of peat smoke character. Enjoyable!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a nonic pint glass at the Madison brewpub.

Another entry in my pre-interview extravaganza. It pours a clear darkly burnt copper topped by a finger of off-white micro-foam. The nose comprises toasted caramel, toffee, light tobacco, mixed nuts, and oak. The taste holds notes of caramel, toffee, walnuts, some greens, and a touch o' rye bread. The body is medium, with a light carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a very nice Scotch, one of the better brews I've sampled here thus far. Good call on this one, Mike!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Stone Of Scone Scotch Ale from Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 83 ratings
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