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


on tap


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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JAN 31, 2013
750ml bottle, cellar aged for about 1.5 years. Sweet, malty aroma, some dark brown sugar, faint smoke, peat, darkly toasted malt, seaweed/brine and burnt caramel. Dark amber in color, tea-like in appearance, with a very fine head. Dark brown sugar sweetness permeates the flavor profile, more peat/smoky aspects here, as well as some earthy, herbal tones and sweet, warming alcohol towards the finish. Rich and full on the palate, low in effervescence, body is very full. Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (8112) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Pours a deep tan brown .. mild foam, good lacing .. . blend of fruit and liquor .. . pretty good but too waffle iron .. . pretty good for a meantime though .. . . remember if you get lost, you can always find East by staring directly at the sun.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2013
The aroma is sweet and malty with caramel, paper, butter scotch and yeast. The appearance is amber with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall not that great it’s ruined by the paper quality. I am not a fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palidor19 (3168) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2013
has a nice flavor of malts with a touch of caramel and vanilla. the palate is only medium but doesnt have a real kick even though its 8%. the beer is really fantastic

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbbeer (745) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2012
On tap. Deep slightly cloudy orange with medium small off-white head. Aroma malt, bread, brown sugar. Medium full body, hint of warming alcohol and light carbonation. Flavor is mostly malty and sweet but also with some raisins, molasses, a little hoppy bitter balance although really not that prominent so in the end slightly sticky. Still flavorful and enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jstraw (1965) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Clear red-brown with good, creamy, tan head / Sweet nose of raisins, other dark fruit, brown sugar, and wood / Full body, sweet, malty, and chewy, with fine hop balance and long, lightly bitter and ever so slightly hot finish / Rich flavors of brown sugar, fig, date, raisin, walnut, marshmallow, anise, and oak / One of the great scotch ales that I have had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (5718) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Sweet malt, cherries, walnuts on the nose, slightly boozy. Clear tea, medium yellow head. Sweet malt, walnut, dried leaves. Boozy, but not that big of a deal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Poured into a snifter. 4.0 A: Clear, deep amber color. Two and a half fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is very good and a short ring of lacing if left. 4.0 S: Nice aroma on this. Peaty foremost followed by toasted malts, caramel, and toffee. Also a fairly strong cider component. Some dark fruits. 3.5 T: Tastes just like the nose. Peaty, big toastiness with caramel and toffee in the background. This is a lot drier than I was expecting, but it’s tasty nonetheless. Much less cidery than the nose suggested though. 3.5 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Creamy for how thin it is. Good, but I wish it was a bit thicker. 4.0 D: A couple categories were borderline, so I’ll bump this. Tasty, well crafted beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-16-2012 02:42:12

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doublebock (556) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3438) - 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

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