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


on tap

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RATINGS: 71   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2083) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2011 Re-rate: on tap at the Sugarbowl. I love this place - top notch everything. My nose seems to BW off and I can’t pick up on the finer qualities but in the flavour I hit what i said from the bottled version and a light herbal note I guess. Everything else was dead on because I’m just that totally awesome. Not as malty as I see in many versions but it’s just good drinkin’.

Dumped into my glass with the realization that I have to sneak in pounding this back in 15 minutes. Super clear dark brown brew with a fizzy tan head and ample slippery lacing. A gentle swirl recreates a thick cover. The aroma is the expected bag of sweet malts. Great. Now I feel like drinking more beers. This will end drunkidly. Sweet and a bit pungent, the earthy qualities come out quickly, hints of marzipan, dull chocolate, dates, sort of toffeeish (maybe) and some sort of red fruit - probably closer to those swedish berries candy. Pretty tasty stuff - I really thought it would suck balls. A healthy amount of roasted malts, sweet caramel and toffee, an almost non existent bittness, light fruit and a bit of candy sweetness but not much. Probably some berries as well. Mild carbonation and a slight slickness is left over. Under medium bodied it seemed. A good beer indeed.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DeanF (1716) - Nunavut, CANADA - FEB 13, 2011
Nice jet black body with modest off-antique-white head on top. Soft aroma of wet barley. Taste is roasted barley with a hint of malt and a medium finish. Drinkable, unremarkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6752) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 9, 2011
Bottle. Deep russet brown, thick light brown head. Aroma is of dark caramel, with hints of dark fruits. Flavour is a dark caramel with a rummy quality to it, also raisins and light wood. Rum & raisin ice cream came to mind. Medium bodied, nicely flavoured.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mnurda (1132) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 11, 2010
Bottled sample from mlcc. Was better than i expected. Dark brown in colour. Nice malty finish. Great flavour Thumbs up

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zeek (167) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2010
Pours a beautiful dark brown with a slight reddish hue. Appearance would be perfect, but the head is a little too sparse. Aroma is full, malty. Taste is heavy malts, finishing with a roasted malt flavor. Feels light in the mouth which is surprising considering the full taste. Very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (1968) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 29, 2010
Bottled sample. Dark red in colour with medium fizzy carbonation. Aromas are of cherry, cocoa powder, and a bit of caramel. Quite dry in the mouth, with more mild roasted malts, minerals, fruity caramel candies, and a faint vegetal note. Less malty than expected. Average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2010
A - Caramel and fruit with alcohol A - Dark and redish through the light, with lasting cream coloured head T - Dryer and more bitter then expected. Thought there would be more sweetness from the caramel P - Thinner texture then expected with full, but not balanced flavour O - Not my favourite scotch ale...trying too hard to be big

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5643) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clarret color, brown head. Malt and berry aroma. Color-malt roast and a hint of milk chocolate on a otherwise not particulary chewy brew - I would put it in a brown ale category really. Not a bad one at that: Light blueberries and heatherlike hop balance. Sparly mouthfeel. Pleasant drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6838) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2010
650 ml bottle. Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Dark reddish brown colour with small off-white head. Roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits and raisins in aroma. Dark roasted malt, chocolate, mild coffee, dark fruits and dark hops in flavour. Quite roasted but balanced. Slightly warming. Rather fizzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (3191) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 29, 2010
Kinda reminded me of Cherry Coke, but not so sweet, but with some whiskey notes. Looked similar too. Certainly not bad stuff, but not overly balanced or complex.

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