Churchyard Ale | Wynkoop Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Wynkoop Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 07-02-2004

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Photo of hoegaardenhero
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a: beautiful black with ruby highlights; 1/4" tan head with great retention and a sheet of lacey goodness

s: light coffee; toffee; molasses; not too fragrant

t: coffee; chocolate; molasses; sweet alcohol; light grain; strong baking yeast

m: cask goodness; smooth and creamy

d: a very good scottish out of the cask

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Photo of JamesS
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark ruby color with all right head and some great lacing. It had a nice malty scent, with some good peat overtones, but not as strong as I would have liked. Great taste, wondeful butterscotch flavors with great peat tones and a very malty kick. It was a little rough going down, with a bit of alcohol at the end, but it's still a great beer.

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Photo of tonistruth
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- no head produced but hints of a tan crown after twirling, very dark brown w/ glances of mahogany

S- malty, molasses, grapeskin, caramelized sugars

T- roasted caramel malts, hints of spicy alcohol, burnt brown sugar, grapeskin, dates, raisins, chocolate

M- kind of flat but creamy and smooth, some tingling life at finish

D- nice, complex flavor, better than some scotch ales, but not nearly as good as the good ones, enjoyable, great aftertaste

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a hand-pumped ale from Wynkoop, rotates with 3 other brews.
Poured at room temp. which was fairly cold given that it was -2 outside.
Copper body, clean, reflects light well. Soapy bubbles in the head. Nice endurance, stayed throughout.
Taste was a bit sweet, some roasted malt and a little biscuit. Light raisin hints. I had just come from a Johnny Walker sampling event, and this beer complimented the scotch-whisky just fine.
Easy drinking.

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Churchyard Ale from Wynkoop Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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