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BrewDog Scotch Ale

BrewDog Scotch Ale
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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Scotch Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Thistle


on tap


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
A 7.5% indulgent malty treat combining honey and 8 different malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (2303) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2012
33 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via Brewdog shareholder online preorder. Opaque dark brown, very sweet black liquorice aroma. Sweet, somewhat oily resin texture and flavour. Some ink, Long alcohol infused herbal finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2012
Keg at BrewDog. deep red/brown pour, thin head. Cola, treacle, molasses, slightly burnt nose. Cola front, dark chocolate, some honey in the palate. Short sweet finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (3831) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 1, 2012
Keg at Brewdog Camden. Dark brown with medium sized dark beige head. Aroma, bit of honey, bit of smoke, bit coffee, lots of roast malt and a bit of black treacle.Taste is sweet and quite nice. Slightly herbal and lots of black treacle. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2012
[keg at BrewDog Edinburgh] Brownish black pour, thin tan-coloured head. Dark chocolate on the nose, plenty of rich, spicy malt body in evidence. Similarly on the taste - the malt works quite well. Finishes quite sweet, with plenty of body. Rich all the way, but I thought the balance kept the whole thing in check [29122011]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17336) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
On tap at BrewDog Camden. Very malty but drinkable at the same time. some heat. Pretty decent to be honest and i could sip it all night

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheresthepath (2139) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2011
[Keg at Brewdog Camden] Very dark reddish-brown with a large cream head. Rather sweet aroma. Tastes sweet too - loads of toffee, some red wine, and some wood. Behind this there’s a heavy roasted, almost burnt bitterness and some liquorice that clashes with (rather than complementing or contrasting) the sweetness. It’s OK, but was a disappointment after the excellent Blitz.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours really dark with a thin tanned head. Sweet smokey aroma with a lot of malt character. Not as malty as I assumed on the taste but lots of toffee and smoke. Really nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheCametron (2369) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 21, 2011
Keg at BD. Really dark brown with a beige head. Tastes more like a porter. Misplaced sweetness. Tangy sweetness. This was really poor. All over the place. Not a scotch ale. Shite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18668) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2011
Keg at BrewDog Camden, London. Pours dark brown with a creamy, beige top. Dark toast, caramel, toffee, cocoa in the aroma. Flavor is very sweet with toffee, candy, light chocolate, alcohol-soaked leaves and berries. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm, fairly sticky finish, lots of candied sugar, sweet toast, brown sugar, alcohol, caramel. Nicely nuanced beer. Certainly sweet, so it helps if you like that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 19, 2011
Pours darkest red with minimal head. Metallic aroma with cola and some fruitiness. Taste is a bit metallic, cola, some chocolate and coffee. Thin watery mouthfeel with a sticky finish. Quite disappointing, uninteresting.

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