Brewer’s Alley Scotch Ale
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
The warming sensation of this strong beer goes nicely with the cold fall and winter months. It has a very rich malt character, residual sweetness, delicate bouquet, and alcohol strength. This beer is served in specially shaped thistle-glasses, which allows the beer to be held in the hand to warm up and release its aroma into the flared top portion of the glass. Available late October into December.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2010
Great nutty aroma and hearty, robust flavor. I enjoyed this beer and would try it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (6105) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Clear golden brownish orange with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, malt, citrus. Tastes of caramel, tropical fruit, malt. Medium body with a dry finish. Weird fruitiness for a scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OnTheTrail (365) - Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2016 On tap at brewpub. Coppery brown. Aroma is nutty, malty, floral. Taste is nutty, caramel, hints of chocolate and earth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeylikesbeer (1) - USA - DEC 28, 2014 does not count
Served at Brewers Alley in tulip glass on Dec 28. 2014 best scotch Ale, ever!! ... Thank you Tom! Great flavor without the over-the-top Scotch barrel taste. Nice lacing and more than adequate alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4810) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Cask at Brewer’s Alley. Pours hazy brown with a creamy white head. Tastes very smooth and creamy, like toffee, malt, caramel, banana, apple. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells sour, malty, and like apples.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (5148) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Cask at Brewers Alley. Pours murky brown with thick, creamy off-white head. Aroma is bready and caramel malts, fig, raisin, light floral notes, faint oak, and faint booze. Flavor is sweet, bready malts, dark fruit esters, light woody notes, and faint spice; dry malty finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1407) - Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Draft served in thistle glass at restaurant. Orange-amber color with small tan head. Aroma of sweet roasty malts and light fruit. Taste is rich malt sweetness and some hints of vanilla and nuts. Fully body, creamy mouth-feel, didn’t taste the alcohol at all (nicely hidden). Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2831) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAY 13, 2012
On tap 4 oz. sample at Maryland Craft Beer Festival 2012. Clear, deep orange-red with small tan head and very good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and subtle hops. Taste is a complex mix of roasted malts, vanilla, sweetness, bread, hops and alcohol. Full body and medium plus carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Draft. Red brown, clear. Malty sweet aroma, medium body, tasteful finish. Very nicely done, strong recommend.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
popdoggy (100) - USA - JAN 13, 2008
Nice sweetness. I didnt get any warming sensation, and like most b.a. beers almost no head and soda mouthfeel. 2nd best of the night.

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