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
douglas88 (6837) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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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