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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3446) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle-Purchased at Kelleys Liquors in Las Cruces, NM Pours dark amber hue with a small soapy off-white head and sparse lacing. nose is big sweet caramel malts, light fruity notes, mostly sweet caramel malt here. a pinch of earthy hops. rich malty flavors with a tad of very earthy hops. No bitterness really to speak of minus a tad of husky malt maybe. very solid brew if you ask me. not a style im very interested in however, this works very well. I dig it.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - AUG 11, 2015
Great Scottish, malty some smoke and burnt toast. Taste of medium to dark roast with well balanced malty richness. Classic to style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (3338) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 29, 2015
on tap @ BrewRiver / Cincinnati OH --- Clear amber brown, off-white head cover, blobs of lace. Taste is semi-sweet caramel malt that has mild carbonation on the swallow, followed by modest hops. A light, but easy-drinking, brew with good flavor. Balanced toward sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7374) - Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2015
7/19/15. Growler from Craft on Draft. Clear red pour with a nice khaki head, great lacing. Malty aroma, bready, caramel, toasted caramel, biscuits, lightly nutty. Lightly sweet flavor, nutty, biscuit, caramel, toasty. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2541) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 16, 2015
On tap at Ballast Point in Little Italy, San Diego, CA. Lightly hazy, reddish brown with a yellow-tan head and fair lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee and a touch of raisin. Taste of toffee, caramel, mold roasted malt and a hint of hops. Medium/full body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRenter76 (473) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Originally rated on 10/17/14. "Rich. dark amber body with a thin tannish colored head that leaves some spots of lace. Nice aroma, the usual caramel malts with a slightly toasty quality, but there is a fruity presence i havent had with this style before and the big sweetness isnt there. Flavor is about the same caramel and toffee, not very sweet and the fruit finally comes out once it warms a bit on the finish. Overall its pretty good, a little different for this style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (15197) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2015
Tap @ Taproom, Malmö. Clear brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and nutty. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. Easy drinkin. 100715

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rarbring (1994) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2015
Overall: Caramel, fudge, toast. Very sweet and malty.
Note: On-tap at Restaurang Sorbon. Reviewed 2015-07-08.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20882) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2015
Draft @ Taproom, Malmö. Pours a clear dark amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish with weak hints of dark fruit.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (6356) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Bottled, dark orange with a good looking foam, aroma and flavor is quite bland, some maltiness and not much else


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