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Epic Fest Devious Scotch Ale (Batch #5)

Epic Fest Devious Scotch Ale (Batch #5)
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13404) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aroma of carmel, toffee, tobacco, light smoke and a hint of fruittiness. Palate wasd medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, toffee, tobacco, smoke and a hint of fruittiness with a smooth lingering smoked finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2012
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, peat, chocolate, and roasted malt. Flavor of caramel, nuts, peat/smoke, and roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (8454) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Bomber courtesy of douglas88, thanks man! It pours amber with copper to gold hues and thin off white head. The mild aroma has some sweetness as well as smooth smoky rauch maltiness. The taste begins with soft smooth sweet dark fruity esters and sweet maltiness that quickly run into some bacon and smoke that cause sort of a peat like sensation. It stays pretty much the same right into the finish. Tasty balanced brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7063) - Utah, USA - SEP 26, 2011
22oz bottle from the brewery (Release #5, 7.8% abv)
Appearance: Pours slightly hazy dark amber with a medium sized beige head that quickly dissipates leaving no lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, sweet caramel, fruity and some smokiness
Taste: Toasted malts, peat, sweet caramel and some hot alcohols
Very nice beer and cheers to Mike for being a co-brewer on this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2012
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, amber colored pour , aroma has brown sugar, malty , flavor of cherries, brown sugar, malt, heat showing through a bit

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The smell is weak, sweet, caramel, and toffee. The look is clear, off white head, amber colored. The taste is toast, sweet , and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Copper with a small off-white head. Aroma is of peat, leather, malt, booze, and leaves. Taste is of earth, booze, peat and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gription79 (2838) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 29, 2011
22 ounce bottle. The aroma is filled with peat smoked malt, fruity notes, with a hint of sweet malt. These same characters are present in the flavor as well. The sweetness is a little cloying. I found this to be a boring beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeJslc (778) - USA - SEP 1, 2012
This rating done when bottle about a year old (had this when it was new as well). Deep copper, clear, off white head. Aroma of bready and slightly sweet malt with some toffee and carmelized sugar notes, smokiness from the cherrywood smoked malt. Flavor similar to aroma with malty balance, some toffee notes, a little smokiness, some nice very light tobacco/leather notes in this year-old bottle. Very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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