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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 46   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.


LarryBeast's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarryBeast (536) - - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MunBro (542) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
A complex ale with notes of oak, caramel, and malts. Amber with minimal head and no lacing. Decent!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2516) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
Thanks to Reimer for this. pours clear reddish caramel with a small white wisp. Aroma is sweet whiskey with caramel backing. Taste is a slightly sharp whiskey notes with caramel malt. Seems like the base beer isn’t big enough to handle the barrel treatment.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oldschool_Mike (84) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle into snifter. Pours a clearish copper colour. Aroma is oak with a touch of vanilla. Taste is sweet malt with a touch of oak. Decent beer. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerGolem (715) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle 650 ml. Pours clear caramel with copper glints. Thick soapy white head. Aroma: interesting mix of vanilla, bourbon, toffee, oak and malt. Taste is very similar. Very tasty at first but taste quickly disappear and leaves a dry mouthfeel. Some carbonation. Heavy beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (517) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle. Deep amber pour with a beige head. Aromas of caramel, oak and chocolate. Flavour is malty caramel with some oak, chocolate and subtle fruits, and just a touch of citrusy hops. Tastes more like an amber with some oak than a scotch ale really, but tasty and fairly well balanced. A little light bodied for the ABV.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (1848) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
A solid beer. Aromas of toffee and bread. Fruity notes too. Flavors are sweet and fruity with a dusty oak finish. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dreamflower (600) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle shared with northropfrye. Lovely toffee aroma, immense fluffy white head. Deep toffee colour liquid. A very lively beer, lots of carbonation. Little big boozy, sweet, delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2325) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
Maroon body frothy white head, good retention, large bubbles. Malty bourbon and oak on the aroma but pretty subtle. Taste is very oaky, sweet, some booze. Crisp sparkling palate. Basically an innis and gunn. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3063) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
650ml bottle, dark amber color, with a light beige fluffy head, nice mild toasted, caramel, pale, biscuity malty nose, with a toffee, dried raisin, date, toasted bread crumb, subtle english pudding accent, and a light vanilla whisky oak barrel note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate, with a nice vanilla oak barrel, good toasted, caramelized, biscuity malty, light whiskyish woody character, with some toffee, faint sugar pie, mild dried fruity raisin, date, caramelized brown sugar, french toast flavours, leading towards a warming vanilla, whisky oakiness, sweet barley sugar, caramelized, toasted, biscuity maltiness finish.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ipaluvr082 (64) - 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.


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