RateBeer
overall
50
24
style
Serve in Thistle

bottled
common

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Scotch Ale, or a Wee Heavy. At 9% alcohol, this big, brown brew is surely to warm you under that kilt. Malty, and much more than a wee delicious.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2011
22 oz. bottle from BevMo (Tucson) - Pours a clear light brown color with a half finger thick light tan head. Very light spotty lacing. Aroma is sweet toasted malt. Flavor is sweet toasted malt and some dark esters. Medium body. A decent beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Sampled on 5/28/2011. This scotch ale pours a dark reddish amber color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied Scotch ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, there is a touch of tartness/sourness that I an assuming is NOT supposed to be there. The hops are earthy and herbal. Decent to mild carbonation. I am going to assume that this beer is somewhat less than normal. It has a whole lot of malt sweetness and the tartness/sourness and there is something else going on here. It does not taste like a scotch ale. Its kind of interesting, but I am assuming not what the brewer intended. At least this bottle opened without shattering and cutting me, like the wheatopia botlle did early this evening. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet and tart.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Nose of caramel, toffee, toast, green apples, and subtle hints of smoke. Pours brownish amber, thin head. The flavor has notes of caramel and toffee up front followed by green apple, light acididty, and a subtle hint of peat in the finish. Somewhat thin body for style. Kind of musty earthy yeast characteristic that i got in the wheat beer too. Interesting house yeast. Not bad though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6695) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle. Copper beer with a tan head. Malt and earth aroma with toffee and light fruitiness. Sweet malt and red fruit flavor with toffee and light smoke. Medium bodied. Sweet malt lingers with red fruit, earth, and toffee.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doublebock (491) - California, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Pours translucent amber color with thin layer of foam. Malty caramel aroma. Sweet chewy malty flavors of cotton candy and burnt caramel. It also has as a very subtle peaty smokiness. Very easy drinking due to its relatively light body (for a beer thats 9%).

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - FEB 18, 2011
22 oz from bevmo poured redish brown with a thin off whit ehead. big carmel and bread aroma. the flavor is what one would expect with a name like "maltopia" big bready malt, bits of carmel and burnt toffee. the finish is slightly acdic and thin as well as sticky. Although not completly undrinkable if you like over sweet things, not that great as a scotch and pretty much a DP for me right now

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Bomber. Pours clear maroon with a thin tan head. The nose is caramel, toffee and candied fruit. The taste is dark fruit, burnt caramel and light hops in the finish. Medium bodied. Not that good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2011
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured an attractive copper/mahogany with an off white head. aroma was caramel, orange, and peat. flavor was orange, peat, citrus, and maybe just a touch of brown sugar. body was medium with low-medium carbonation. a solid brew overall.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 28, 2011
22 ounce bottle purchased at BevMo in Vacaville, CA. The aroma on this is of anise, burnt rubber, and some lightly sweet, peated notes. I definitely get a good deal of fruity,estery hints as well. Not overly pleasant. Transparent ruby-amber body with a smallish off-yellow head. Starts astringent, tart, light acidic. A doughy, pretzel-like maltiness comes through in the middle. Moderate sweetness towards the end, a little toasty, too. Thin, overly carbonated, and just disappointing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3159) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 25, 2011
This was a 22 oz bottle shared on a Facebook chat with Strykzone. It poured a vary clear mahogany color with a nice robust tan head that had good retention and left good lacing rings. The nose was very malty. Body was rich and solid, with a very smooth mouthfeel. Easy on the palate. Complex flavors with interesting nuances of chocolate, peat, molasses, and smoke. Finish is malty as befits its name. The alcohol is well hidden. This was a very easy to drink and frankly just delicious beer. I really enjoyed this one.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50