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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11218) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Draft. Poured dark clear brown color with an fizzy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Solid toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Solid well balanced toasted sweet malt flavor with a medium sweet finish moderate duration. Good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5961) - Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a transparent amberish caramel with light bronze head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells sweet and malty with notes of caramel. Tastes like it smells, but blander. Average on the palate. Solid beer, but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7154) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Sampled at the 2014 Untapped festival in Fort Worth. Pours a clear deep amber with a light yellowish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma mainly has toffee and sweet grains with a bit grass. Flavor has more sweet grains and grass with toffee and caramel backing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fitwitchik (368) - USA - MAR 9, 2014
Poured from a bomber into a Ballast Point pint glass purchased at the brewery a reddish dark brown with a huge tan head. Aroma of malty sweetness with almost not hops present. Flavor is classic Scottish Ale with a touch of caramel, bready barley slightly roasted. A true Scottish Ale which although is not my fave style of brews it is done well. Sweet, brown red roasted malt with a low ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuedmaster (268) - Vista, California, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Another nice offering from Ballast Point. 22 oz. bomber from a local liquor store. Pours reddish-brown with a decent creamy head and lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, bread, and caramel. Flavor is mainly sweet and malty with some saltwater and umami, complex and simple at the same time. Nice clean palate, medium bodied with a sticky texture, soft carbonation, and smooth sweet finish. Would get this again. This tastes like a beer instead of a hop assault. The abv was 5.8%, so it has gone up a little.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6828) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 2, 2014
Tap at Devil Craft Hama. Brown with orange tints, lace. Nose of caramel, fudge, umami. Sweet and malty, with dried fruits, raisin. Tasty, but not too much happening.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (3674) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2014
The Sampler, Brooklyn tap: Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is caramel malt, barely any hops, some roast. Taste is rather light. Slightly sweet, but really not much at all. Body is pretty light. Very easy to drink. Not particularly memorable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Does an artisan balancing act between effortlessly smooth and ridiculously complex. Salt water taffy and caramel populate the tasting notes. This is a great Scottish ale that would do well around a campfire.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Draught @ Brouwer’s Café:   Deep copper in color, thin to moderate foamy tannish head, little lacing.   Soft bready nose, a touch of peat and biscuit.   Not much campfire or charred wood aspects.   Bready, biscuity, and somewhat nutty on the tongue.   Sweet, some caramel, toasted malts, but it lacks any more depth than that.   It also feels like its nearing the thin side.   Tiz clean and well built tho.   Wished it had some more peat and charred wood/campfire tho.   Tiz fairly decent otherwise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2104) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Reddish brown color with a tan head. Roasted, malts are plentiful with a nice hop note as well. Essy drinking, smooth, not overly rich and low abv. Good beer, i enjoyed it

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