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Brewed by Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: Scotch Ale
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Thistle

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Scotch Ale is the flagship of our Twisted Oak Stillage Series. Born as a rich, creamy strong ale, it is allowed to rest in wood barrels to mature and develop flavors slowly and naturally. The nose combines bourbon, American oak, and cotton candy aromas. Complex malt flavors framed in oak, with hints of vanilla, tobacco, and toffee. This is definitely a sipping beer, best served in a brandy snifter. This ale pairs well with dark chocolate and sturdy cheeses.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarryBeast (501) - - JAN 23, 2013
On tap at the brewery. The commercial description sums it up nicely. This is a solid, robust scotch ale with a sharp vanilla sweetness that hits you mid-palate. Will definitely have to try it again.


3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ipaluvr082 (53) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
Bomber, Pours dark red brown and clear with a coarse caramel head. Aroma is heavy peaty Scotch. Malt, nutty, whiskey and more savory than sweet on the palate. Definitely a sipper.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1651) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Pours clear chestnut with a foamy tan head. Brown sugar and bourbon aroma. Bourbon and oak taste with lots of sweetness. Like a little too much, IMO.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (944) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle to pint glass Toasted malt, molasses, whiskey, and oak. Pours clear, copper in colour, with a thin creamy off white head. Taste is oak, malt, whiskey with a strong peaty aftertaste.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheRatKing (114) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
Rarely does Phillips disappoint me. Pours a nice chestnut brown, very little head. Sweet, oak-y nose, slight zest, heather. Taste is a bit sharper than I expected. Honey, caramel, tiny bit of biscuit. Honestly, it tastes a bit young and weaker than what I expected. Not bad, but Phillips has done better.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Masterkush7 (504) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 15, 2014
Brown pour, clear. Thin soapy head on top, some lacing. Nose has caramel and brown sugar and some oak. In the mouth the beer has notes of caramel, vanilla and oak. Bit of caramel, butterscotch and vanilla at the end with big oak notes. A enjoyable brew

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alanthebeerguy (152) - - DEC 30, 2013
Scotch ales are not really my thing, not a bourbon fan. Pours cloudy trend amber. Smells of malt, floral, hints of bourbon, wood barrel and tobacco. Taste is malt with an underlying bourbon taste. Finish is fairly smooth and a little sweet. A sipping beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Levotron (14) - - DEC 25, 2013
Medium brown colour, nice scotch ale smell, tastes a bit sour and kinda weak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
Rating #849 - December 21, 2013 - Beer 21 from the Snowcase. Light brown amber pour with a bubbly tan foam with little retention. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee, vanilla, oak, honey. Taste is quite sweet at first, prolonged oaky vanilla, light tobacco, toffee sweetness and the presence of oak in the body. I enjoyed this beer more as it started to warm. Very nice medium-full body, mild alcohol note on the palate which is typical for the style. Pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
341ml brown bottle from the Snowcase. Brown pour, clear. Thin soapy head on top, some lacing. Nose has caramel and brown sugar and some oak. In the mouth the beer has notes of caramel, vanilla and oak. Bit of caramel, butterscotch and vanilla at the end with big oak notes. Not quite as rich as I was hoping for, but quite enjoyable.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (4905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle. Pour a clear reddish amber body with a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is very oaky with sweet toasty and caramel malt with a little fruitiness. Light notes of coffee, alcohol, and maybe a touch of tobacco. The flavor is a bit thin and maybe even showing a little infection, it’s a little tart and slight acetic on the finish. Still lots of wood and some sweet toffee maltiness, but the malt is fairly thin. A little alcohol on the finish with the tannic oak. Lighter bodied than expected, soft fizzy carbonation. Not too good this one, I think the infection is still pretty early on in its influence.


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