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Style: Scotch Ale
Croydon Park, South Australia, Australia
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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Och, Would ye git a lode o’this laddie! Those canny Brewboys have come up with a luscious little lipsmacker, with a rich ruby hue, and the strength of a highland bull. A died-in-the wool ale of old with its heart in the Northermost distilling districts of the Highlands and Islands. Seeing Double, so named because it’s originator is a twin, is a complex and hearty brew. Tawny in colour, with an inviting fume, a feint ‘reek’ from the use of peated malt, normally reserved for whisky making. You may also detect banana or lolly-like esters amongst the caramel and toffee laced vapours. The syrupy palate is thick and coating, and releases wisps of flavours termed ‘congeners’ by whisky connoisseurs. The hops are restrained in-keeping with the traditional style, and the Scots loathing of expensive ‘Southern’ Fantoosh. The brew was created in Winter, by carefully mashing the blended Scottish and Australian malts, infusing a big rolling boil, and then patiently attended, whilst three separate pitchings of yeast frothed gently in the cool fermenting vats for six full weeks. It is hand bottled, encapsulated and dressed in a distinctive, if perplexing, label bearing the Rose clan ceilidh tartan, as used for centuries, for attending celebrations. Then the beer was lovingly bottle conditioned to a beautiful soft carbonation, so carefully decant yourself a dram, or swirl in the yeast for a heartier draught. It must be drunk at cellar temperature, at the coolest, 15 degrees. Don’t put this in the refrigerator, that’s no way to treat a Highlander! Please enjoy this finely crafted drop in the best of company, and we leave you with a spot of beer trivia; There are a range of strengths of Scottish ales, for example Light, Heavy, and Export, which have historically been referred to as 60/- 70/- or 80/- shilling respectively. This relates to the 19th century prices charged per barrel. Anything stronger than those constitutes a Strong Scotch ale. These attracted between 90/- to 160/- per barrel, and are also known as “Wee Heavy”. Slainte!


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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
alepig666 (78) - Adelaide, - SEP 1, 2009
Bottle at work. Poured toffee brown, with a off white tanned head, visible carbonation. Aroma of peat and brandy, with a big hit of alcohol, a bit unpleasant. Tasted like arse at first, but that’s because it was straight out of the fridge, so I let it sit for 10 minutes to let the taste and the VERY strong carbonation settle down. A fair bit of peat in the flavour, very smoky, no hops at all (which is exactly what you want in this style), some raisins and mild malt underneath and an alcohol flavour hit reminiscent of good brandy. Smoke and malt finish with good lastability, left behind a nice tongue coated sensation. Didn’t like it at first, but it grew on me with every mouthful, and it has one hell of an alcohol kick, a 6 pack of these would lay you out cold! Excellent stuff, will be high on the list of beers to drink on a cold night.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
Sample at "The Hunting Club" tent south bank Brisbane on June 21, 2013, during the food fair.
Hazy brown color, off-white head. Sweet, malty, a bit smoked taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Malty, sweet, some alcohol scent.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Unm4rk3d (74) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2013
Its an easy drinking beer, for a scotch ale seems kind of weak. Chocolate taste, with a soft alcoholic after taste. Beware easy drinking!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters (1133) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2012
A-- Poured a dark reddish brown color, half finger head that died quickly and was just a little larger than a light brown film. Lots of bubbles at first until the beer settled down. S-- Malty and sweet. A very earthy smell. Dark chocolate and cherries. Smells thick and do get get the alcohol smell but it is hidden some. Molasses and stone fruit. Great nose! T-- Sweet, malty and thick. Molasses hit me off the bat, also dark cherries and some dark chocolate or cocoa. Alcohol is there in a big way. M-- Sits with you for a while and does have a bit of a burn ofter going down. Dark cherries are very strong in the mouth and in the finish. Much better beer warm and far more potent at room temperature. Not very carbonated and in a way syrupy. D-- Yes the Alcohol is very evident in this (8%) but very drinkable. Would suggest this for the late fall and winter. Very warming and mouth filling. Have to like that this style was even attempted. More Kudos for that. Worth finding and trying. Very nice and does show that Australian brewers can do some really good things but the problem is have to go dig for them.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3257) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2012 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours cola like with a light brown head. Nose shows roasted biscotti, caramel and cola. Taste is very biscuity with chocolate undertones and more cole like notes. Slightly spritzy and very easy going. Nice beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle. Sparse off-white head over a clear dark garnet body. Aroma-taste-molasses, raisins, alcohol-smokey/tar, just on the sweet side of balanced-not hop aroma or flavour-with a dry smokey finish. Mdium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maris (1020) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2012
From a 330ml bottle on 19/2/2012. Pours a dark amber/brown with little head. The aroma includes, prunes, raisins, toffee and some scotch. In the mouth, it’s quite sweet with toffee, caramel and dark fruits prominent. There’s a decent slightly sour citric bitterness at the back. The texture is quite syrupy but it goes down quite easily for 8%. Unusual and rather enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 17, 2012
Bottle. Sweet toffee and woody, with an elusive touch of smoke that tantalisingly creeps around your mouth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13779) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear brown - offwhite head. Candy sweetness, smokey, peated malts, vineous, candy sugar, ryebread, light british hops. Far too sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21505) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Clear red brown coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel with notes of dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of alcohol. Sweet and warming alcoholic finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (32001) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2011
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small white head. Aroma is roasted malty and herbal. Dark roasted malty and lingering breadish malty. Light smoked too. Dry leathery and smoked finish.


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