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Brewed by Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: Scotch Ale
Victoria, Canada
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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.


reebtogi's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4563) - Edmonton, Alberta, - FEB 10, 2013
650ml bottle pours a light amber brown color with a small white head that leaves very little lacing behind. Aroma is caramel and oak with hints of vanilla. Taste is a caramel malty sweetness with vanilla and a light grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Not as bold as many scotch ales that I have tried, more refreshing and easy to drink. Definitely, something that you could drink all night long.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
maley1 (865) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
Hazy golden amber pour with huge creamy colored head. Aroma of malts, vanilla, oak, toffee and bourbon. Taste of caramel malts, toffee, bourbon, vanilla, slight oak and faint peat. Medium bodied, higher carbonation, bourbon notes on the slightly cloying finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simonblaine (382) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
Pours reddish brown , decent head. Aroma of malty, scotch, caramel. Taste is sweetish, scotch, malty, caramel, vanilla. Loads of different flavours, complex. More carbonated than expected. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YigSvartka (171) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
Translucent copper brown, head dissipates, but not too quickly. Mild scotch, malt, caramel, and spice aroma. Smooth and mid bodied. Immensely smooth combination of caramel, malt, spice, and prominent scotch. Finish is sweet scotch and mild hop. Quite liked this one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanosX (28) - - JAN 24, 2015
Large head when poured in a tulip glass. Flavours of vanilla, cream & tobacco & oak barrels. Very smooth & silky. Great beer for conversation.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MunBro (670) - 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 (2637) - 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 (140) - 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 (728) - 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 (616) - 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 (2085) - 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.


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