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Epic Fest Devious Scotch Ale (Batch #5)

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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The Fest Devious line is similar to Epic’s Exponential Line in that the beers will be limited batches of highly creative recipes designed for the Fall Seasons palate.

Pro-Am brewed with Mike Hahn for GABF 2011. Batch 5 under the Fest Devious name. Brewed on August 1, 2010. Packaged August 12, 2011.

Release #5 is a Scotch Ale. This beer tends towards sweetness and a full body, with a low hop flavour and aroma. Peaty Scotch finish.

The Malt: Muntons Maris Otter, Briess 2-Row Carapils Malt, Briess Caramel Malt 60L and 80L, Briss Smoked Malt and Briess Roasted Barley

The Hops: Sterling and more Sterling

ABV 7.8%


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (5787) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Bomber from the brewpub. Mike Hahn is a great brewer so this is a cool idea. Pours a dark ruby color with a small white head. The aroma is rich sweet malty and fruity elements, earthy and some brown malt. The flavor is a rich mix of berries, caramel, lots of strawberry, dusty and fairly dry, a smooth solid Scotch Ale. It comes across as a tad bit thin perhaps, but otherwise a great new offering. Some smokiness here, I believe they used some smoked malts, but not a ton of smoke.


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