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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Pittock Scotch Ale is deep garnet-red in color, mildly hopped, intensely caramel-malt flavored– with peaty malt overtones. This is the "single malt" of ales. Like its cousin, barleywine, Scotch ale is very strong, and its flavor and aroma go through several transformations during conditioning and aging. A portion of each batch of Pittock is held for extended aging to be blended back into future batches. O.G. 1.085/ 8.5% abv/ Mt. Hood, Willamette, and East Kent Goldings hops/ Nine different malts and rolled oats/ hybrid fermentation (ale yeast, lager temperatures).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Tap. Deeper brown colored adn clear. Decent off white head. Good lacing. Sweet, malty aroma with some peaty smoke detectible. Medium bodied, somewhat coating. Malt again dominates flavor, sweetish with a touch of smoke flavor. Fair to good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Clear copper body with a tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, light cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, cherry. Light-medium body, some stickiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2005
Amber with a creamy head and tan spots of lace. Caramel with a touch of spice. Floral hops and alcohol. The flavor mimics the nose with a little more alcohol apparent. Sweet and malty end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Sampled draught at Mt Hood Brewing, Government Camp
Ruby mahogany color, creamy off-white head, spotty lacing. Nose of sweet scotch and oaky caramel. The hops are nicely balanced with some powerful medicinal phenols. Finishes sweet & tangy. Eh, overspoken, kinda hot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2003
Just what the doctor ordered after spending most of the day on my a$$ learning how to snowboard. Reminded me of a bock on steroids. Hoping to run into the barleywine on the next trip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Now this is good scotch. Rich and satisfying, but not one dimensionally sweet like some...slight smokiness is appropriate and fine. Definitely a cold weather, chapped lips kinda beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 19, 2002
Not for everybody but definitely for me. Had it at the brewery and it was fabulous. As rich as anything. Strong alcohol nose and heavy malt flavors. I highly recommend this brewery and the mountain that it sits on. Absolutely beautiful!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2002
Very interesting and complex brew. I had this one at the brewery after a long day of skiing and ice climbing...the small usage of peated malt enhances this brew tremendously. Good balance with very little hop accent; rather, the malt is the showpiece of the beer. Very strong, but the alcohol isnt annoying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dragon99 (57) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - NOV 3, 2001
Nice aroma. Very strong ale. Light hops, very malty.

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