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


on tap

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RATINGS: 88   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stantheman (904) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15805) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sseb69 (1784) - 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 !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (13404) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GothGargoyle (2424) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11219) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
northropfrye (3295) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2011
June 18, 2010. 650ml bottle shared by gregclow with me, blankboy, jerc & mabel. Clear deep copper pour with an average beige head. Initially somewhat vegetal aroma, which quickly dissipated, leaving a simple if somewhat sweet melange of light grain, treacle and vague floral bitterness, with no alcohol presence to speak of. Taste was a bit odd - grassy and "green" with a dry, soil-like roast which had almost a stale coffee-like acidity. Slick, still mouthfeel, solidly roasty, a bit acidic, with a dry, almost granular aftertaste - ehh, didn’t float my boat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Draft. Dark reddish brown pour, off-white head. Roasty, malty aroma, lots of caramel, chocolate, earthiness. Moderate to light body, clean roasty flavor with more sweet caramel, figgy dark dried fruit. Not super complex, but much better than what I usually end up drinking when I’m in Vancouver.

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