Fat Scotch Ale | Silver City Brewing Co.

Fat Scotch AleFat Scotch Ale
BA SCORE
4.05/5
216 Ratings
Fat Scotch AleFat Scotch Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Silver City Brewing Co.
Washington, United States
silvercitybrewery.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Previously known as Fat Bastard AAle.

Added by RoyalT on 11-27-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,544
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
216
pDev:
12.1%
Bros Score:
3.87
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
45
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 216 |  Reviews: 92
Photo of RizanTastingBeer
3.34/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz poured into a small snifter.

Look: Deep ruby-brown verging on dark copper. Moderate clarity. Thin, beige head that quickly dissipates. Little to no lacing.

Aroma: Light smoke/peat. Woody and earthy, almost cellar-like odors along with caramel and molasses, as well as bubble-gum and dark fruit esters. Light diacetyl note

Taste: Wee bit of peat smoke that lasts through to finish and beyond. Also molasses/caramel up front leading to bubblegum-like esters and dark fruit (plum/prune). Enough hop bitterness to balance the malt, but little to no hop derived flavors. Subtle roasted coffee flavor (or almost like burnt chocolate). Boozy flavors and slight acidity in the finish.

Feel: Light bodied, slightly astringent, dry.

Overall: An award-winning ale. I however find it a little on the dry side, and some of the esters feel a little out of place for me, but nonetheless an interesting and relatively enjoyable scotch ale. Respect should be given at 9%abv.

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Photo of Clwhitt
4.56/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The first time I tried a "scotch ale", it was this beer. I've tried one other side then "Port Angeles Scotch Ale", but the Silver City brew is by far the best.

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Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TwoTrees
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SirMoose
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikesubocz
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevlee722
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VashonGuy
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of yancot
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Noooddle
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ninjakillzu
4.9/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: One of my favorite beers. Had on tap at Silver City's restaurant. Body is a dark reddish brown with a thin creamy head ring around the glass.

S: Smokey caramel, dark fruits, and roasted malt.

T: Same as the smell. I didn't notice the alcohol at all despite the 9.2 ABV.

F: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Smooth and very drinkable.

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Photo of Croft
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chriskohlen
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cthulhusquid
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look: Dark brown caramel color, one finger white head.

Smell: Caramel, smoked wood and vanilla. Notes of dark fruit.

Taste: Caramel, vanilla, smoked wood, and dark fruit of some kind.

Feel: Medium carbonation, medium-full body, and slightly sweet.

Overall: The first beer that got me into craft drinking. Tasted just as amazing as I remembered.

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Photo of Thirstygoat
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Proboscis
4.69/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DucksFan16
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stewinator
3.41/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tpop1005
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Domvan
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
3.1/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I purchased a bottle of Fat Scotch Ale for $5.99 USD in Seattle, WA/USA.

Look: Fat Scotch Ale has a light foam.
Smell: Fat Scotch Ale does not really have a strong smell.
Taste: Fat Scotch Ale has a vague bitterness with strong elements of wheat and hops.
Feel: Fat Scotch Ale has both good alcohol content and carbonation.
Overall: Fat Scotch Ale is a beer for people who enjoy paying $5 USD or more for a bottle of beer.

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Photo of ssgunbond
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harimad_Sol
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Grant79Johnston
4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fat Scotch Ale from Silver City Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 216 ratings
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