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Brewed by Meantime (SAB Miller)
Style: Scotch Ale
Greenwich, England
Serve in Thistle

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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed primarily for Michael Jackson’s Rare Beer Club, but also available in limited quantities on tap at the Greenwich Union pub.
After India Pale Ale and London Porter the third great British export beer was Scotch Ale. It was brewed at lower temperatures than English ales and cold conditioned for six to eight weeks. Scotland’s remoteness from the hop gardens of Southern England & the softness of the water of the Scottish lowlands made Scotch Ale the world’s finest expression of malt flavour in beer.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (1060) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2015
750 mL bottle. The pour is a darker ruby tinted brown with a thin frothy white head and some decent lacing left on the glass. The aroma is malty and very typically scotch ale. I love the caramel and the malts. It's light and there is a little booze but still good. The flavor is very similar. There is a ton of caramel and malt up front that moves through a nice solid malt profile out the back. The mouth feel is thinner but pretty good. The aftertaste is lingeringly malty and caramelish. This makes me think of Dirty Bastard a lot, but I just think DB is a bit better. Not bad though ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - APR 6, 2015
Had at steakhouse in vegas..only decent beer on menu. Garnet color. Tadte of an amber with mild malts, no heat earthy flavors. No dame ring head with fairly lively co2

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (6254) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear gold copper with no head. The aroma is peat smoke and scotch. Thin mouth with flavor of peat, smoke, booze, dry finish. Good

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ffaoe (338) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2015
deep malt aroma. dark red in color with little head. nice malty flavor of caramel malts. slight hop flavor on finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Bomber thanks to respertftw. Hazy, dark caramel color. Toffee and dried fruit. Sweet candi and smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7278) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 20, 2014
his was recommended by a trusted friend, though I then balked at the $12 price tag. I gotta say, it’s pretty much what I think the style should taste like. Sweet, a little peat, toffee, chocolate, tobacco. Nice rich, full feel. A little bubbly, but swirling made it near perfect. 8% just right, warm not hot, full and sweet w/o being cloying. Ever so slight hints, and only hints, of astringency make this just short of elite. Still thoroughly enjoyed."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2286) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted/smoky sweet malt, caramel, & dark fruit; Flavor of smoky sweet malt, caramel, toffee, and dark fruit (notably plums); Nicely balanced; Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (503) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Quite a malty brew with lots of British character. Toffee, bread, caramel, some creme brulee. Just a quick pinch of smoke up-front. Really well-done, smooth and balanced, not too sweet. Sessionable although the alcohol will sneak up on you.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3785) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Pours dark brown with a half inch of khaki foam. Has some solid peaty malt on the nose. The maltiness on the nose feels subdued. Finishes clean. Solid but not spectacular.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (4070) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Pours brown hazy deep with a nice head, aroma of honey, toffee, fruits, some alcohol, flavor of honey, fruits, toffee, moderate sweetness, medium bodied


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