Magnificent Bastard Scotch Ale | Silver City Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Silver City Brewing Co.
Washington, United States
silvercity.beer

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Previously known as Fat Bastard Ale & Fat Scotch Ale.

A big bastard of an award winning brew. Exceptionally smooth with rich maltiness & a touch of smoky peat character.

Added by RoyalT on 11-27-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,114
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
223
pDev:
12.13%
Bros Score:
3.87
 
 
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Ratings: 223 |  Reviews: 93
Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blognog
2.89/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Wild aroma, would do well we some strong cheese

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Photo of Noles9585
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueSpader
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NickSMpls
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Rich very dark amber color, light head for a Scotch Ale. Wiffs of smoked grain, coffee and a cola-type back note. Smooth taste, a little hot from the ABV but not exceptionally so. Very clean finish with only a very light hop note. Overall, we are impressed with this one and will seek it out in the future.

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Photo of faatcase
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mmilyko
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mattymystique
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jgolka
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Roadking1979
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mintzmeet
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: leathery; chocolate
Visual: ruddy brown with a quickly dissipating head.
Taste: woah! Surprisingly sweet. Can't quite place the flavor but it's familiar. Oh! Duh. It's a peaty scotch flavors

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.43/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanx Steve. This was poured into a thistle. The appearance was a ruddy brown color with smooth level one finger white foamy head that dissipated within a minute. There was some light stringy lacing sliding into the beer. The smell had some light peat flavors with a light smokiness running in and out of the aroma. The taste was semi-sweet through some caramel malts, gets the peat to come back combined with the smokiness to blend fairly decently. There was a long smoky sweet aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat right at a medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation had a smooth capability about it letting the smokiness control how it rolled over my tongue. Overall, I say this was a good Scotch ale that I would have again.

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Big_Thirsty
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of OlyBob
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This was out of a 22oz bomber and not as good as on tap but still very good.

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Photo of rarigney
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jason_nwx
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoctorEvil65
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a MacAndrew's thistle glass. Pours a dark red brown with ruby notes and a half finger khaki head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, dark stone fruit, hints of vanilla and peat. Flavor follows, with caramel malt, plums, dates and raisins dominating and light peat smokiness and vanilla. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A nice mellow Scotch ale, somewhat subdued, which is surprising for such a big ale. The flavors are very nicely integrated and pleasant with just a touch of peat. Amazingly well hidden ABV, there is not even a hint of booziness. An old favorite that I've been overdue to review.

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Photo of Noboat59
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thebeers
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Ruby-tinted cola color with a finger of airy tan head that leaves a decent crown but very little lacing.

Mild aroma made up of cherry, caramel and root-like Moxie notes.

There's also a tad more carbonation in this than I'd like, evident in how the head forms and slides away from the glass and a touch of carbon dioxide in the smell, taste and feel that interferes with my enjoyment in each area. It's probably not a flaw, just not in a balance I'd prefer.

The taste is made up of moderately peaty, meaty and stale hop flavors, with little to no caramel, molasses or malt sweetness at all up front. My favorite part is the aftertaste with a great mix of alcohol, mild hop bitterness, raisin and root beer/Moxie characteristics.

It's medium bodied, with a bit of dry creaminess to the feel and enough carbonation that it isn't flat and actually leaves some prickliness in the throat after swallowing.

Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Burt
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keepnitrl
3.61/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Magnificent Bastard Scotch Ale from Silver City Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 223 ratings