Big Rig Scotch Ale
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Brewed by Big Rig Brewery
Style: Scotch Ale
Ottawa, Canada
Serve in Thistle


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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BIG RIG introduces Scotch ale 7.2% smooth caramel sweetness balanced with a lightly smoked peat moss malt and mild oak finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
From Cask Days tent at Beauís Oktoberfest 2013, Vankleek Hill. A reddish, dark copper ale with a short lived white head. Aroma is booze, wood, caramel, chocolate. Flavor is caramel, chocolate, berries, peat. Finish is earthy, dry, hints of fruits. Lingering peanuts and milk chocolate. Medium to strong body, null carbonation. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2014 2014-01-18. Nice brown body small tan head. Aroma of sweet malt with mild smokey overtones Flavour is sweet and malty, lightly fruity throughout. Averge plus bodied palate, light carbonation. Okay. 6/3/6/3/12 Draft sampler at the brewpub, Ottawa

2013-10-05. Nice dark brown body small frothy beige head. 3++ Aroma is sweetly malty up front, earthy notes, whispers of whiskey that may be in my head. Flavour is quite sweet up front, earthy malt, mild bitterness, like whiskey like caramel quality. Average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. I donít think there is actually whisky or scotch in here, but my brain really wanted to find some! On cask as Scotchy Scotch Scotch at Beaus Oktoberfest, Vankleek Hill

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2154) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2013
Pours a dirty brown and a small thin wisp of white. Aroma is sweet butterscotch and smoke. Taste is sweet, oh god sweet caramel and roasted or smoke malts. A little too sweet for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (3790) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2013
cask days 2013 @ beauís oktoberfest, vankleek hill. clear burbundy with a small light beige cap. lightly peated caramel, woodsy notes, butterscotch, fruitiness, butter, grass, pepper. moderate carbonation, hint of sweetness, light body, grassy finish. ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2445) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
[on tap at brewpub] Tons of vanilla-oak in the nose with some UK hops, toffee, and a clean fermentation. Almost clear chestnut appearance with an off white top that drops to a ring. Complex flavour that has sweet, toasty toffee, butterscotch and vanilla oak and then a very faint peat smokiness. Very low bitterness with balance on the sweet side. Medium to full body, moderate to medium carbonation, smooth sweet vanilla finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rejtable (1140) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
Pours light brown slightly cloudy. Nose is quiet, maybe some butterscotch. Notes of cereal, some light butterscotch light English breakfast tea. Tastes light sweet and light bitterness. Body is very light creamy. Initial tan head. Fades to light covering. Quite drinkable, especially for. 7.2pct. Now that itís warmed up a bit Iím also getting a bit of smokey touch in there as well. Works.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9430) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
A reddish copper ale with a thick mocha head. In aroma, lightly peaty caramel with light butterscotch notes, and a bit of gin alcohol. In mouth, a light scotch ale with sweet smooth peaty caramel malt over grassy hops, OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (2746) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
Pint at the brew pub. Deep ruby mahogany with a thin off white head. Rich fruity thick malts, rich caramel, brown sugar, slightly vinous, maybe a wee touch smoky, quite nice. Medium+ body, fine, sparse effervescence. Lots of thick sweet, crunchy malts, caramel and brown sugar, lovely stuff; sweet with limited bitterness and a long rich, malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (1842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
Sampled from a cask at Brothers Beer Bistro. Clear amber with minimal off white head. Pleasant mild scotch aroma with hints of peat, fair amount of caramel, good malt backbone. Mild carbonation and body, drinks very easily for a 7.2% beer with a slight celery note on the finish.

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