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Morgantown 80 Shilling Scotch Ale

Morgantown 80 Shilling Scotch Ale
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Scotch Ale starts with a beautiful off-white head above an intense amber body. A faint peaty aroma compliments a light caramel sweet entrance that gives way to a hint of smokiness and a dry finish. This is an ultra clean, malty beer that will get your bagpipes blazing!


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Tap at MBC. Amber caramel brown body. Thin off-white/beige head. Light to medium bodied. The UK yeast sort of takes over. Not so impressive.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4504) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
GABF 2014. Brown color with a medium head. Light malt aroma. Smokey malt flavor. Very full bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (1892) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Draught @ Brewpub: This one pours a clear, very dark copper color. There was a small off white head that didn’t linger or leave any lacing. It has a nice nose. Caramel malts, some peat and smokiness. The taste is also good. A good malt body, but no real sweeetness. A somewhat dry finish. Some peat and smokey notes. A good solid beer!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aubrey (3453) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Smooth and malty with sugary notes of caramel and toffee. Subtle aspects of roast, toast, peat and light smoke follow. Good, but a little too sweet for my buds.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6336) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear brown color with a medium tan head. A light smoky and sweet malty nose. The flavor is nutty, light but noticeable smoke, some berries, caramel and toffee. Very nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (4210) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Barely any smell. Nice dark brown color. Feels a little watery on the palate. Has a barn like taste in this one, in a barn animal kind of way. Unique fer sure. Overall, quite interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1400) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Draft on location poured a medium to dark amber with white head. Aroma was of peat mild smoke and some dark malts. The flavor was a nice malty flavor with some sweet from caramel. The peat and smoke were nicely balanced. Decent and drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 7, 2014
A good scotch ale. Light and toasty with some pleasant caramel flavoring. Not much in the way of hops. Tried at the brewery in 2014.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bulk_Carrier (2281) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Just recently found the notes on this. As I was passing through West Virginia on my way to Alaska last Summer, my family and I stopped in a hotel in Charleston where they gave me a free beer ticket at their bar downstairs. Lo and behold, this was the beer I decided to try that night. I had this in a pint glass. The appearance was a nice dark hazy brown color with a normal bar pour thin little white head that once it died, there was barely any lacing. The smell had the peaty/smokey aromas playing nicely with a nice roasty sort of quality. The taste was there as it had the normal qualities of a Scotch ale such as a nice peaty/smokiness surrounded by the roasty qualities of a malty sweetness running all about. Skillfully, the aftertaste was fairly artful as it seemed to locate everything I just mentioned and wrap it all up nicely and lead into the finish. On the palate, it sat about a medium on the body and had a mediocre sessionability about it. The carbonation was good for the Scotch Ale style and for me as it was actually fairly smooth. Overall, not a bad Scotch Ale, I think I could see myself having this again and would recommend if you see it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (7001) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Taster on tap at the brewery. Nice clear dark red color. Thin khaki head, that leaves good thicker rows of lace. Medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick finish. Good full body to this. Caramel malt, kind of toasty, nice chocolate. Moderate sweet, light to moderate bitter. Impressive, satisfying scottish.


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