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

bottled
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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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.


JHunter's rating

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, - JAN 26, 2013
Pours a dark copper colour with a slim white head. The aroma is light oak barrel and peat malt. Flavour is great little bit of molasses with a light wood vanilla also a strong scotch bite in the aftertaste mixed with a bit of smokey peat. Very interesting brew


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerGolem (714) - 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 (511) - 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 (1844) - 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 (597) - 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 (2307) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1839) - 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 (1075) - 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 (122) - 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.


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