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Brewed by Russell Brewing Company
Style: Scotch Ale
Surrey, Canada
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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 14, 2012
Bottle 650 ml
Aroma: hops with cola , caramel , clean fresh combination. 7+
Appearance: pours as dark brown liquid with lighter tanned beige cap. Fairly low carbonation. 3-
Body , Flavour , Palate and Final Notes: medium bodied. Earthy sides with slight nutty accents with roasted like caramel feel on top. Enough heft to be substantial. I like this rendering of style. Good brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6055) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Draft at carderos. Hazy dark brown with a dense and rocky tan mousse on top. Mild peat and brown bread nose. Creamy medium body with soft wooly carb. Brown bread, light peat, and a bit of molasses on the mid palate. Subdued and likable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stantheman (612) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2012
UPDATED: APR 28, 2012 On tap at Biercraft. Very dark, with beige head. Taste is very malty, reminiscent of chocolate. Not much complexity. Pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2012
Dark brown. Nutty with a little caramel as well. Caramel accent on the palate, and a little nutty. It’s consistent, I’ll give it that. It is actually a more interesting beer than I expected it to be.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sseb69 (1474) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
Bouteille 650 ml. 6.5%. Vancouver. Couleur brune foncé, reflet roux, mousse beige. Arôme de malt, un peu de caramel, de bois. En bouche, un peu de fumée, alcool, malt, caramel. Finale un peu houblon, fumée, alcool. Excellente...j’ai vraiment aimé cette bière, pas trop froide. Du bonbon !

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9440) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of cocoa, carmel and toffee. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, cocoa and lkight toffee with a crisp lingering malty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rcornell97 (4) - Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2011 does not count
Pours a deep brown with very little head. Subtle malty aroma. Slightly thin mouthfeel, probably a little undercarbonated for my preferences. Very pleasant malty flavor - not as smoky or sweet as some scotch ales. A very drinkable beer if not particularly distinctive.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GothGargoyle (1095) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
Red-brown with small pale head. Aroma is caramel, ginger, hint of fruit. Taste is scotch, malt, caramel. Somewhat thin on the palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2011
One of the better bottles I had in B.C. Only 30 IBU yet good taste from roast and significant smoke. Though a small head on dark brown, good lacing. A decent mouthfeel. Decent drinkability, a bomber was too much for me. Carbonation is right there, and toning that aspect down would have increased smoothness and drinkability to above average for each. Some complexity. Mildly acidic in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
northropfrye (2072) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 25, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2014 Bottle. This is a passable beer from Russell. Brown and malty which is not too bad, I guess.


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