Brewed by Big Rock Brewery
Style: Scotch Ale
Calgary, Canada
Serve in Thistle


on tap

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Signature Series
A Great Big Hug From Scotland
Wingback chairs, crackling fires, oak bookcases, old friends. If you ever find yourself somewhere like that, but feel there’s something missing, a glass of Scottish Style Heavy is that thing. Just ask the butler to fetch one.

Little Known Fact
Of all the craft beers we produce every year, Scottish Heavy is actually our Brewmaster’s favourite brew. And the one he is most proud of being involved with.

Cirrhosis' rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, - OCT 14, 2012
Body appears clear amber and started out with a pillowy tan cap. Mild hints of peat, malty softness, kind of a creamy apple but not...........all so very mild. Blech.............the feel is so soft and flat it almost felt slimy. Soft mnalty and with hints of oak.....not horrible but almost not drinkable...........is this an old bottle? Caramel, smoke, thats all. Seems old. AWWW Fawk i still have 2 more of these left.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (3664) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2016
On holiday in Canada 473ml can brown colored body with an off white head with a caramel malt hops aroma a caramel malt hops coffee sweet alcholic bitter taste with a bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmacklin (852) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a clear copper with a small, fizzy, short lived, beige head that fully dissipates. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, bread, vanilla, oak and just a hint of peat. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, vanilla, oak and light roast with a hint of peat in a mildly dry, bitter finish. Light to medium body with a smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Not bad. The 7% ABV is well hidden which makes for easy drinking.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2015
On June 19, 2015. At Big Rock Urban Eatery & Brewery, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Clear deep copper oxide color, off-white head. Fruity, soem toffee taste. Dry, fruity aftertaste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, medium low bitterness. Weird cheese scent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Can from Andrew - thanks! Very malty and sweet aroma. Taste is also quite sweet. Hint of peat. Decent for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobBestwick (833) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
From a can. Sweet dried fruit aroma. Pours copper in colour with a short lived off white head. Well carbonated. Vanilla and toffee flavours. Full bodied with a sweet malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (6983) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 25, 2015
A fine inviting clear deep nutty color with a tan head. The head vanish quite soon. Fruity, malty and a bit coca cola in the aroma. Nice body and a fine carbonation. Quite fresh and easy to drink. Slightly sweet and an ok bitterness. Dried fruits, caramel malty, some vanilla and mild peat. Quite decent strong scotch ale.
[Can from a trade with mcberko]

Canadian province #5

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GregClow (3194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle. Dark red-chestnut with a thin wisp of a head that disappears quickly. Aroma of caramel, light vanilla, bit of overripe fruit, and a background tang that I can’t quite put my finger on, but it’s vaguely unpleasant. Flavour has some vague sweetness up from - bit of caramel, bit of brown sugar, bit of vanilla - followed by some oxidized apple, an odd suggestion of sour smoke, and a very short hit of twiggy dryness before it stops dead on the back of the palate. A rather odd beer that feels like a might’ve met a scotch ale once or twice, but hasn’t quite figured out how to be one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (14406) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
500mL can, pours a hazy burgundy with a small white head. Nose is quite smoky, with ashy smoke upfront a light bready malt. Flavour is about the same, with smoke upfront followed by bready malt. Very simple but pleasant enough. Not overly thrilling but it’s drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadRobin (2815) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Poured from 330ml bottle at Deer Lodge at Lake Louise, Alberta. Clear, rusty chestnut with a 3-finger off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of toffee, berries and toasted nuts. Taste of sweet toffee, toast, berries, spoiled fruit and nuts. Medium/light body and medium/high carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (6037) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Can: Pours red-brown with a short, off-white head. Toffee, berry aroma. Taste is the same....fruity, toffee malt...very sweet. Really tasty, but lacks a certain Scottish richness for the style.

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