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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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 brew’s sweet complexity build over a three-hour boil. Full of roasted caramel flavor, it’s a pub classic with Ballast Point personality.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (5081) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2015
Keg at Brewdog Bar cons 2016-06-26 Göteborg AR: wee butter fudge, red fruits AP: amber/red clear, frothy ofwhite head F: wee cherry, caramel, almost watery feeling, soft carbonation, medium bitterness,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (4063) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Reddish pour. Off white head. Draft pour at ballast point in little Italy. Carmel and malty. Very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (2708) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUN 14, 2015
This was poured into an English pint glass. The appearance was a slightly dark amber to ruddy brown color with a one and a half finger white foamy rocky head that dissipated within less than a minute. Light speckled and messy lacing roamed about the glass. The smell started off with a slight baked apple leading into a light caramel malt and then a slightly roasty nuttiness rolling about. The taste was matly sweet carrying the light apple into the caramel and having a slight roastiness about it. Rolling nuttiness combined with the caramel and apple leads into the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the palate with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation seems fairly refined but still good for a Scottish ale and for me as it leads to a slight creamy texture. Overall, as a Scottish ale, I dig it. Its good and has some good aspects going on and this would be great with its respected food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosskyle (165) - - MAY 21, 2015
Served on tap at Bailey's. Dark red Amber color with a medium tan head. Light body fairly smooth. Sweet fruit with a weak finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
two7offsuit (365) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2015 Pours a reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma of caramel and brown sugar. Flavor is caramel, toffee, and malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sask89 (498) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
On tap at Ballast Point. Pours a deep brownish colour with a medium tan head. Aroma is a little oaky with caramel and toffee scents. Taste is malty and sweet throughout, very nice. Medium body, creamy on the palate, and softer carbonation. Really liked this one overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koskela (400) - Marysville, California, USA - APR 13, 2015
Malty sweetness aromas come from this clear deep ruby red brew. Smooth malty and slightly caramel flavors with a nice medium bodied brew. Tiny carb bubbles and a hint of bitterness in the end. I get more earthy notes during the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2015
Draught. Pours a mostly clear darker brown color with a smallish off white head on there. Nose has some caramel to it as well as a bit of breadiness coming through. Taste is bready and a bit sweet, though it drinks rather smoothly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (835) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bomber from Wilbur’s. Appearance: finger khaki head, head persists only as a film, good lacing, ruby amber color, clear. Aroma: caramel, light grape, nutty, chocolate. Palate: medium-full body, average to slightly less than average carbonation, oily texture, dry finish. Taste: sweet caramel with grape and prune fruitiness into nutty sweetness with some chocolate coming in as well, finish is light floral hops. Overall, super smooth, very good, not overly sweet, but not underly so. New favorite for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (846) - Iowa, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear dark copper with off white head. Nose and taste is nice caramel. Very good.

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