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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Scotch Ale
London, England
Serve in Thistle

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doublebock (496) - California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Dark brown color with light beige head. Smells like a sour beer with oaky musty aroma. Creamy texture with tart yet malty flavor . Tastes more like a dark sour ale than a typical malty scotch ales. Quite a unique brew

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2569) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2012
750 ml. corked and caged. Vintage February 2011. Pours a mediumlight beige head, over a clear, copper (SRM 17) body....nose is raisin, plum, treacle, hints of molasses....taste is sweet malts with toffee/caramel, brown sugar, raisin, plum, date, finishing with minimal hop spice....mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, light alcohol tones, carbonation adds a medium spritz. This meets the style quite well. It is very malt forward, with great richness, sweetness and complexity from the malt. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6490) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 29, 2012
On tap at Owen & Engine. Pours a clear reddish amber with a white head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grains and nuttiness with a bit of caramel and a bit of booze. Flavor has sweet grains and caramel with a bit of backing light fruit and booze.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ebone1988 (203) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Smells sweet like raisins, and bready. About a 1-finger head, dark ruby in color, just the way a scotch ale should look. Fruity and malty at the front, finished bitter at the end. Medium to full body, just how I like it. I pretty smooth beer going down, overall I would drink this one again for sure.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (1824) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Tasted on 3/10/12 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle, thanks to Jane. Pours a dark cola brown with a thin beige head that slowly recedes to almost nothing, just extremely thin lacing. The nose is the nose is tons of caramel, light molasses, sweet honey, dark bread, and a touch of light bitterness. The flavor is pretty much the same, with an added fruity raisin and date note, but the honey and caramel really dominating. The body is medium plus with light, but stinging, carbonation, and a long, lightly bitter, full of caramel finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAR 5, 2012
’The Historic Malt Expression Export Ale’ The aroma is a complex mix of malt, heavily toasted grains and maple syrup. The taste starts with a little dry toasted pumpernickle, after the swallow. The malts sweetness is able to develop into fresh baked dark wheat bread with toffee and coffee finishing the flavor profile.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Historic Malt Expression Version. 750ml corked and caged bottle served in a tulip. Not much of a pop when the cork came out, but there was plenty of carbonation. Poured a deep reddish brown with a finger of off white head. Big malty aroma with molasses, caramel and a bit of fruit from the yeast. Medium bodied. More malt in the flavor with caramel and dark fruit. Solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daytonbeer (635) - Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Pours reddish brown with moderate head and lacing. Aroma of scotch, carmel, and alcohol. Taste is the same. Very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
soulpolisher (32) - Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Dark copper color with fleeting off-white head. Aroma is dark fruit, caramel and malty. Tastes malty sweet, woody, and very slightly hop-bitterness. Well balanced and very easy to drink.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
edgallow (1867) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2012 Pours a very deep deep copper color with some excellent head and lacing. Hugely deep malty scent with huge hints of caramel and some treacle. Deep flavor, huge thick maltiness, with a bit of peat, some caramel, a bit of sugariness.


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