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


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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 thereís 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 Brewmasterís 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 (1252) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobBestwick (649) - 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 (5319) - 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 (2957) - 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 canít quite put my finger on, but itís 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 mightíve met a scotch ale once or twice, but hasnít quite figured out how to be one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (8670) - 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 itís drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadRobin (2287) - Silver Spring, 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 (4570) - Coxís 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (8630) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Can. Buttery toffee malt and hay aroma. Amber with small head. Sweet buttery toffee malt and moderately bitter herbal flavor. Body pretty light especially given the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tdubs92 (36) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
Malty and caramel aroma. Barely any head on pour and a solemn amber hue. At first looks nothing special. After it hits the mouth...it becomes great! Awesome blend of sweet and bitter. Toffee with molasses and malt. Would definitely have again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerAndPonies (109) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
473 ml can purchased singly from Sobeys Liquor and served in a freebie Sleemanís branded footed pilsner glass. Pours a brilliant, clear, bronzy amber color, with a well-retained, fine head with a similar faint bronze hue as the beer, leaving rings of lace. Fragrance-wise, thereís malt (of course), orange peel, and light caramel. Initial tasting exhibits an unusually meaty, cold cuts-esque flavor to start (maybe thatís actually peat?); thankfully, this begins to subside somewhat as I go, moving toward toffee and vanilla flavors. The finish is clean, the malt is chewy, and mouthfeel is naturally robust. A tiny bit of warming from the alcohol is present. Iíd say this isnít my kind of aged ale, having never warmed up to Scotch in my lifetime, although I love I&G and their cask aged beers. I admit Iím still taste-naÔve, and was expecting more of an amber ale profile. I hope all wee heavies donít have that off-putting initial meat/peat flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ljthiessen (638) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
Wow, this was pretty bad. Sweet, watery, not a whisper of hops, and a faint flavour of rotting fruits that lingers in the mouth. This was hard to drink, and probably should have been poured down the drain.

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