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Brewed by Russell Brewing Company
Style: Scotch Ale
Surrey, Canada
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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2011
Unusual fried chicken/fig aroma. Thatís definitely a first. No peat - strange. Pours a dark, reddish brown, carbonated, with minimal head. Sweet, with licorice and raisin. Light body. More like a belgian than a scotch ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2011
2011-03-16, draught at Patís Pub, Vancouver, 6-4-6-3-13=32
Dark brown color; creamy head. Served too cold, it has a light caramel and roasted malt aroma. Smooth texture; with roasted malt flavor, a bit dusty, and late caramel; light residual sweetness too. Correct bitterness, with a bit more roasty touch in the end. Not bad.

2011-03-04, draught at St. Augustineís, Vancouver, 6-4-6-3-13=32
Dark chestnut color with some amber shades; creamy head. Classic aroma of the dirty water from the Vancouver city service; very light caramel and apples too. The body is leaner than expected; dry mouthfeel, caramel flavor, with a light ending minty touch; correct bitterness. Just another Brown Ale. Balanced but nothing special.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
EPH (9) - CANADA - MAR 13, 2011 does not count
There may be something not right about this bottle. There was a soapy attack that lingered throughout. The deep brown colour was eye appealing, however the aroma of roasted nuts and malt was overcome by a slight smell of soap. The fizzy start dissipated quickly and was a bit off putting - no balance from my perpective. Overall, disappointing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1373) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2011
Dark amber with a quickly disipating tan head, aroma of sweet malts, full roasty caramel malty taste with a bit of fruit, medium carbs, nice balanced hop finish. No wonder this is an award winner!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2106) - 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 canít 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 Iím just that totally awesome. Not as malty as I see in many versions but itís just good drinkiní.

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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DeanF (1746) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7140) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mnurda (1164) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zeek (175) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2005) - 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.


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