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Ballast Point Piper Down Scottish Ale - Barrel Aged
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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Our Piper Down Scottish Ale hits all the right notes for the Ballast Point Bagpipe Corps that inspired it. We created this very low hopped, malty ale for the band to enjoy using UK Maris Otter malt, roasted barley, UK hops and low fermentation temperatures. Then we let the brew’s sweet complexity build over a three-hour boil. Full of roasted caramel flavor, it’s a pub classic with Ballast Point personality.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5274) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Lightly hazy brown color with a small, light tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, vanilla, bourbon, wood, sherry, and dark fruits. Taste of wood, bourbon, caramel malts, vanilla, dark fruits, nuts, tobacco, and a thinner finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2011
On tap at Papago. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. The nose is bourbon, dark fruit, smoked peat and vanilla. The taste is caramel, vanilla, roasted nuts and bourbon. Lots of barrel in this one. Medium bodied. Nice BA beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2016) - New York, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Drank a growler while playing poker last night. Tastes of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, oak and malty goodness. kinda sweet and creamy and very very delicious. I won money during game which made me enjoy beer even more probably.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Co-rate! Tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad barrel event. Nice aroma of whiskey and malt. Taste, though, is flat and weak. Bummer.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad barrel event. Nice aroma of whiskey and malt. Taste, though, is flat and weak.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Growler to taster. At Levi’s (Thanks to Dalzale for sharing this). From notes. Pours a red copper. Aroma is bourban and vanilla. Not much else. Taste is bourbon, bourbon, bourbon. Ok, there is some caramel in there as well. Slightly creamy, with the booze well hidden.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4376) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Dark brown color. Bourbon aroma and bourbon flavor. Some caramel sugar. Overall, just too much bourbon, which dominates this beer. Thanks to Dalzale for sharing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Sampled from 22 -oz bomber and shared by DalzAle. Pours a clear dark copper colored brew with a fast dissolving off-white head. Aroma of bourbon/coconut profile with additional scent of chocolate, caramel and a touch of vanilla. Taste is medium bodied, flavors of sweet caramel malt, some vanilla and just barely a little bourbon. Finish is malty with just a hint of bourbon with some vanilla aftertaste that quickly disappears.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6094) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Pours deep reddish brown, growler thanks to Dalzale. Nice malty aroma with caramel, vanilla, and some burnt character with a touch of booze. Great sweet caramel, vanilla, touch of molasses and a touch of bourbon from the aging, with a sweet slightly dry finish. Nice brew, tasty, and without all the alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Growler thanks dalzale. Pour is subtle and no carbonation and is deep brown like cola. Aroma is sweet malt which comes off like caramel and sugary coco. Taste is more the same with caramel and sugary malts. palate has a slick oily feel which finishes dry.


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