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Morgantown 80 Shilling Scotch Ale

Morgantown 80 Shilling Scotch Ale
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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6001) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (4051) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1283) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (2955) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hockeybeerguy (2078) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6363) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11791) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Draft at the source. Clear amber color. Aroma of lightly spiced toast. Taste is spiced caramel. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9667) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear dark amber with a small, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast malt, cookie and light caramel, light herbal hops and a light smoke nose. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, light fruits and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (1727) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Pours clear chestnut brown with a medium beige head. Caramel malt aroma, medium carbonation, and thick small bubble lacing. Taste is caramel malt with slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kathouse (1015) - Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Hoping for a big malt flavor and aroma, but the caramel was unbalanced and it fell flat. Not bad looking. Needs some help though.

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