Franklins Highland Hugh
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Scotch ales are big bold statements of a beer. They fill you with sweet warm cheer and never leave a bitter taste in your mouth. Our Scotch ale is no different as its brewed with a thousand pounds of malt and a touch of dark brown sugar. We also take the time to slowly caramelize a portion of the wort in the kettle by preheating it, allowing it to slowly trickle in and boiling it down. What’s left is a full bodied dark copper ale rich in caramel malt sweetness and a warming alcohol presence. Highland Hugh is named after Hugh Colston, a long time friend of Franklin’s. I first met Hugh almost a year ago upon my arrival. Hugh welcomed me with a sweet warm cheer and always had a great story to tell me. Farewells are never an easy thing in life, so instead we’d like to say welcome Hugh, with a beer that we hope brings as much warmth and good times as you did.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (7627) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Some musk and light oak. Some caramel. Hazy brown pour with good head anf lacing. Light sweet finish. Tap at brewpub.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (7495) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours a murky, mahogany amber with one ring of white head. A little oily looking too. Nose has some fusel alcohol, raisin, orange, prune, some butterscotch. Flavors of butterscotch, prune, raisin, some chocolate, a little rum, some mild bitterness. Oily, boozy finish. Something a bit off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Pours a hazy reddish brown with a thin tan head, aroma has caramel and sweet malts, starts and ends lightly sweet, full bodied with a sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2011
On tap at the brewpub: Pours a transparent dark copper mahogany with a small-bubbled froth of off-white head. Has a sweet toasty dark caramel nose with a touch of raisins. Starts with good fullness and chewy dark malty sweetness with some light fruity complexity and mild bitter hop balance before a semi-sweet dark caramel finish. Could use a little more peat character, but still pretty true to style and hides the alcohol quite well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (21446) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Draft. Clear dark brown color. Aroma of chocolate and butterscotch. Taste is very boozy chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lamas (1556) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Draft on 12/31/10. Arrived at the table a murky mahogany color with a thick khaki head. A fairly sweet aroma of caramel, toffee, vanilla extract, dark chocolate, and a touch of coffee. Medium to full-bodied and pretty smooth on the way down. No real surprises taste-wise - lots of caramel and toffee upfront, vanilla extract qualities and some dark chocolate in the middle, and a bittering coffee finish. Well-hidden alcohol. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Served ruddy brown, soapy head, minimal carbonation. minimal aroma. Smooth and a bit thick on the tongue, super malty, caramel, peaty and sweet. Actually quite easy to drink though not as bold as I expected for a scotch ale. Tasty, nonetheless

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Draft. Cola-brown body with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some peat, cherry, light alcohol. Taste is sweet, caramel, some peat, cherry, light alcohol. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.

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