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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
A Scottish ale with San Diego spirit. 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 brewís sweet complexity build over a three-hour boil. Full of roasted caramel flavor, itís a pub classic with Ballast Point personality.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan (1695) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle. A- Malty, cereal, subtle caramel. A- Dark garnet color, clear liquid, beige head. T- Malty, bread dough, caramel, cereal. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, malty finish. O- Not a favorite style and while this seemed well done, it still wasnít too my liking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (367) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Style is a fave and this does not disappoint. Pours dark mahogany with fast-disappeared head, leaving a ring. Aroma is sweet malty caramel and a touch of smoke. Flavor is malty too, maybe a little one-dimensional, but really tasty. Smooth and clean finish make this very enjoyable. Only complaints are this is a little on the light side and not as complex as some better style offerings.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
screigh (667) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Pours a cola like color. No head at all. Deep malty and fruit aroma. Sweet malty and some dark fruit. Hints towards a barley wine then quickly pulls back.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tightslice (952) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Campbell, CA. Aroma is bready, light caramel, burnt sugar, some metal. Taste is bready, light brown sugar. Not a whole lot going on here. Having side-by-side with Pumpkin Down (which benefits from the additional spice / flavor).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle from the mixed pack. Pours medium amber brown, clear, nice head. Sweet caramel malt focused aroma. Flavor is rich caramel malts, a hint of toast and very faint raisin. Finish is very faintly floral hops, mostly consumed by the malts, with drying bitterness. Enjoyable brew in a style I donít have very often. Liked it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deaconmike (470) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2016
On tap at ballast point little Italy. Nice looking caramel beer. Aroma fairly heavy on the dishrag side for me. Bready malts dominate. A little thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1822) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 4, 2016
Bomber from Julioís. Pours out a rich deep amber color. Pillowy tan head settles to almost nothing. Well balanced sweet malty notes. Easy drinking and very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quick3Beers (940) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 2, 2016
Pours a rich leathery brown from a bottle. Donít get me wrong, the aroma and flavor arenít leathery. Just the color. The aroma is very slightly of caramel and toffee. Flavor is kind of like a very dry cream soda or something. But absolutely no leather. Good no-leather beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfontana (691) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from One Stop Market. Aroma is caramel, light fruit. Appearance is mainly clear (light haze), reddish dark amber with consistent trace sparkle, fizzy ephemeral finger-width light brown head (like a soda) and no lacing. Taste is moderately sweet caramel, English hops. Palate is medium-to-full bodied with thick, sticky texture, average carbonation and mildly sweet caramel finish. Overall, a straightforward Scottish ale without tremendously bold aroma/taste--especially for the heavy palate--and a pour more resembling a soda. Kinda weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
grimreaperguru (263) - santee, California, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Pours a dark mahogany color with a short lived light tan head. The aroma was of sweet caramel. The flavor of was of a sweet caramel that was a little on the medium side. The body was full with a light bitter aftertaste. Overall a good beer.

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