Brewed by Russell Brewing Company
Style: Scotch Ale
Surrey, Canada
Serve in Thistle


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
A wee angry scotch ale is part of the Russell Brewmaster Series: a succession of small batch beers that push taste boundaries and explore new styles of beers. This beer has been brewed with a blend of Scottish specialty malts in the style of a 19th century 90 Shilling Scotch Ale - a strong, dark ale with a dominant malt accent that originated in Edinburgh. This batch of beer was brewed by Jack Bensley, Eric Dubuc and Anders McKinnon, Russell Brewing Company 2010.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
NeuroPliny (232) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
Poured from oversized bottle. Clear dark brown with a quickly fading tan head. Notes of toasted malt, bread, and coffee on the nose. Flavour is subtle burnt malts, oak, caramel, coffee, and dark chocolate. Light body. Medium carbonation. Overall too muted for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3228) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
660ml bottle, dark brown color, with a beige head, with a mild toasted, bready, caramel, subtle smoked, roasted malty nose, with a toasted bread crumb, faint sugar pie, toffee, barley sugar accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with an earthy sweet grainy, toasted, caramel, biscuity, roasted malty, toffee, subtle ashy, faint dark bitter chocolate character, with a brown, barley sugar, sugar pie, caramelized bread crumbs, subtle flowery leafy, grassy hop flavour, leading towards a toasted, caramel, biscuity, roasted maltiness, toffeeish, burnt toast, lingering leafy, grassy hop bitterness finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AgentAle (1236) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
Aroma is bitter malts, caramel and toffee. Taste is sweet malts which are ?weet with caramel, toffee, molasses and roasty malts. Some basic bitterness on finish. Appearance is a clear dark amber /copper with a thin beige head that retains poorly.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markschiedon (417) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2014
Drinking from a 750 ml bottle. Malt in the aroma. The clear red beer had a small white head that disappears fast. Oak, Scotch, chocolate in the taste. Medium carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChewyBeer (197) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 10, 2014
Pours good and dark with tan head but that falls away. Neutral aroma. Good chocolate and coffee flavours following through

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1373) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
Rating #1010 - March 1st, 2014 - On a #blinddate at Beer Revolution. Should never take skanks to a beer bar I like. 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, and lots of rich sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vadie (1107) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
Ambré sombre avec un petit col beige. L’arôme du malt avec un peu de tourbe. Le goût est pareil avec un peu de sucre. C’est un peu mince pour le style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brleo (78) - - JAN 1, 2014
Really decent, flavorful scotch ale. Looks like a Newcastle Brown Ale. Aroma is slightly sour, very malty, lots of toast. Good flavor - nutty, some brown sugar, heavy malt, with a little bit of sweetness reminiscent of something like Gulden Draak (though nearly as sweet). Palate is great - low carbonation, nice and smooth. Worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (2569) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
On tap. Pours a reddish brown with medium head. Aromas of spice cake, biscuits, and roasted malts. Flavours of burnt malts, light liquorice, and dried dark fruit. Dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Whids (60) - - SEP 21, 2013
Pours dark ruby reddish brown with nice off white head. Sweetish aroma, maybe vanilla and caramel. There are hints of sweetness and it is nicely balanced, but fall a little short in the finish. Very easy drinking Scotch Ale.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1  2  3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50