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Black Raven Second Sight Strong Scotch Ale

Black Raven Second Sight Strong Scotch Ale
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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2010 North American Beer Awards: Bronze medal – Scotch Ale
2012 North American Beer Awards: Bronze medal – Scotch Ale

Malts: 2-Row Barley, Crystal, Special B, Chocolate
Hops: Magnum, Mt Hood


Ravens in the Scottish Highlands were once thought to possess the gift of second sight, the ability to see future events before they occur. Second Sight is built around malted barley with hops playing a balancing role. This beer is ruby in color with large malt aromatics, delicious malt flavors and a full bodied finish. Available year-round.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
matticus_finch (10) - California, USA - APR 6, 2015
all in all, very disappointing. there’s a little hop edge (which is intriguing), but this is not what a scotch ale ought to taste like. plus, the selection of malts doesn’t seem right--this almost seems like a brown ale. too watery/thin. with apologies to black raven, whose beer i usually LOVE, this is a misfire, even if it’s the only misfire i’ve tried from them.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2015
Very tasty Scotch ale. Nice flavors big malt and hops mix. Plenty of roast and lots of earth smoke like flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2476) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 18, 2014
Tap at Devil Craft. Cola, or maybe Dr pepper. Malty sweetness, blackberries. Interesting. Nice doesn’t feel like a scottish ale. When warms up, bit more maltiness, and what you’d expect. Fudge and toffee.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
Draught at Elizabeth Station, Bellingham
Dark amber color with beige head. Elegant caramel brew, with light rye bread feeling; correct bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (8425) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
On tap at Black Raven, pours a clear dull amber with a small beige head. Aroma reveals notes of dry caramely bready malt. Flavour is caramely and bready malt-heavy, with a little syrupy quality without being cloying. Decent attempt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsnicholas (325) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Growler: A heavy ale that tastes great. A little sticky but other than that, no complaints. Will drink again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2906) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Draft at their taphouse. Deep copper, stringy foam. Red malt, sweet hop. Good solid scotch ale!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Pours clear ruby, light tan head Smell sweet malty , red fruit Taste sweet, big malt, hay, fruity tail Mid body, chewy Solid

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Draught:   Bright copper, thin to moderate foamy tannish head, somewhat nice lacing.   Fairly assertive nutty aroma, bready, but not too much in the way of peat or smoked/charred wood.   Soft breadiness on the tongue, malty, a bit nutty, with very soft mealy notes.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Soft finish, not too big.   Malty, but a touch of cereal lingers.   Wished it were a bit sweeter, has a slight astringent maltiness, perhaps husky straw type bitterness.   Otherwise decent.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (1360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Draft at Black Raven. Aroma: Dark fruit; toffee; candy. Smells wicked sweet.

Appearance: Ruby red-brown. Clear. No head.

Taste: Big malt presence without being too sweet; slight bitterness in the finish. A lot of toast/biscuit in the taste up front.

Palate: Slick, sticky, mouth-coating; full body, average-to-soft carbonation.


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