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Oso Black Scotch Ale

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Formerly brewed at Oso Brewing Company
Style: Scotch Ale
Plover, Wisconsin USA
Serve in Thistle

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Peat smoke and rich English malts highlight our full bodied rendition of a Scotch ale. Created in the mind of our wacky brewer, and delivered to you in freestyle fashion.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2010
pours brown and clear with above average size creamy tan head that last thourgh out aromas are a bit lite on the peat with caramel maltsand a slight aroma of chcolate taste is lightly toasted peats ,caramel malts and choclate a very nice malty ale

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2010
Found this one bottled at the microbrewery in Plover, Wisconsin. Opaque, dark brown pour with very little head. Very nice smoky, malty nose. Flavor is peaty, soy sauce and and a touch of barbecue sauce sweetness, but not overpoweringly like many scotch ales. Finish is strong. Not bad!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010

Name: Black Scotch
Date: February 06, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade
Appearance: muddy brown, fine beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma, smokey earthy peat
Flavor: rich caramel flavor, touch of chocolate, nice smokey peat, light earthy bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (2734) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Bottle - Pours deep brown with a foamy tan head. Smells of smoke, meat, charcoal, and deep, rich malt. Not quite like a campfire, but more subtle and earthy. Thereís something missing, but I do like that the smoke isnít overpowering. The taste has an underlying milkiness blanketed by some peaty smoke and roasty burnt notes. Not too much carbonation, but itís smooth and warming in the belly. Not bad at all.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Dark brown pour, opaque, scanty tan head, some lace. Mild caramel malt aroma with grassy overtone. Initial sip is heavenly, nice harmony of sweet malts and wet grass, sequeing into a deep, lingering smokiness on the finish. But the glass is difficult to finish, as with each successive sip, the smoke takes over the beer a bit more until it is overpowering. Medium bodied, but borders on cloying by the bottom of the glass. Smoke fans would enjoy it more than I did.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours deep brown with red hue, small head that dissipates pretty quick, but still leaves a ring on the glass. Aroma hits me with a fair amount of smoke, which worries me a bit. There is also some caramel, a touch of toffee, and a earthy hop. Taste has more of the malts and caramels that I would expect from a scotch. The smoke comes through in the body and the finish, but in a good way. Very smooth, good brew!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1828) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2010
12oz bottle from a buddy of mine from work via Wisconsin. Light brown with red hue, little head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is slightly burnt toffee, a little peatish/smoke aroma, caramel with a slight American hop aroma too. Slightly smoky and caramel on the palate, again with a very slight American hop flavor of fruit and citrus. Some nice raisin/fruit cake flavor too. Medium to full bodied, well balanced. Good beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2009
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Skyview. Thanks! Pours a dark brown color with a creamy medium sized offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma is toffee with an almost roasty note. Taste is very strong with the peat with an almost vegetal character along with caramel and toffee. Some roastiness as well. Medium bodied. Peculiar. Interesting. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2009
12oz bottle from a trade awhile back... pours a dark reddish cola brown with lighter edges and a thin frothy creamy head... aroma of caramel, tobacco, and light smoke... flavors are somewhat sour upfront with a peat and smoke presence. sweet through the middle and then back to the aforementioned subtle sourness. thin to medium bodied with a light to mediocre carbonation level.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Tastes more like a smoked porter. Pours dark ,l canít see thru, thick off-white head, some dark residue at the end of the pour. Subtle smoke and roasted aromas, porter-like aroma. Up front smoked malt flavor, subtle malt sweetness, no hops flavors. Medium body. I like it, but I think it is a smoked porter.


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