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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Schlafly Single Malt Scottish Ale is brewed with a single variety of barley, Optic, from the Cook family farm in Scotland (owned by our co-founderís in-laws). The flavor of the Optic is balanced by British hops for bitterness and a UK yeast strain for a fresh, bready flavor. We age the beer in freshly-emptied Highland Scotch Whisky barrels from the Glen Garioch Distillery only 10 miles from the farm where the barley was grown.

Our Single Malt Scottish Ale is offered in celebration of the 21st anniversary of Schlafly Beer.

This 2012 vintage will age well in a cool, dark place for several years, bit it is ready to enjoy now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (9992) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle shared by Jesse at Johnís house. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste is peat, scotch, peat, scotch and citrus. Kind of like a scotch cut by lemon water. Medium body. Gets better as it warms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1416) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle. Hazy copper color in the glass with a froth of white foam that settles down quickly. Aroma is light, clean whiskey with dry oak and sweeter malt with peat. Taste is heavy on the scotch but there is also a nice peat character with some touches of sweet malt and dry alcohol spice with oak into the finish. Relatively dry mouthfeel. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1466) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2013
750 ml bottle, 2012 vintage. Served in a thistle glass, the beer pours a cloudy golden/orange color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like whiskey, peat, caramel, oak, bready/grainy malt and some pears. The flavor starts off very peaty. Thereís also some bready malt/grain, oak, pears, candied fruit, iodine, honey and toffee noticeable too. I think the peaty and sweet flavors mesh well together in this brew, it tastes better and better the longer I drink it. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís chewy and coating with moderate carbonation. I like this beer a lot, Iíll have to see if I can find another bottle. Definitely worth trying! $10.99 a bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tgncc (2986) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2013
From Savor NYC 2013. This beer reeked of scotch...cheap scotch. The aroma was peat smoked malts, booze. The appearance was red/brown, off-white head. The flavor was like the aroma, like Johnnie Walker Red poured into a beer. The finish was boozy. Not good, in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csaso (1556) - Missouri, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle - fair size foamy head, nice dark copper color, sweet and woody malt aroma and flavor, pretty strong alcohol notes, definitely a sipping beer but good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (7798) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2013
750ml bottle, shared by phaleslu. Totally hazy golden amber color. Nice white head, some lace. Bigger body. Lighter carbonation. Light chewiness to the body. Definitely peaty. Light to moderate amount of smoke. Light caramel malt. Some vegetable and smoke. Sweeter taste. Interesting, big, but pretty intense stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2013
750 ml bottle via local STL trade. Pours a hazy old gold color with a finger of foamy eggshell white head. Hoo boy. The aroma is all Scotch barrel; peat and oak, with some dough and earthiness. Flavor is equally Scotchy but has more balance to the oak and peat, with sweet dough, dry grains, and dried fruit. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a peaty mouthfeel. Really unusual. The base beer must be fairly weak, as it vanishes when compared to the barrel. But I like Scotch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
niday2288 (115) - - APR 28, 2013
Smell is sweet and malty. Color is cloudy copper. Taste is malty and sweet with more bourbon notes than scotch though there is a hint of peat smoke. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
freeofthoughts (680) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2013
Pours clear golden with minimal off white head. Smokey peat aroma dominating most. Sweet pale malts are covered in Smokey scotch notes with a light fruitiness. Very solid stupid smooth and peat scotch centric.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4981) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2013
This one poured a dark abmer color with a small off white head. Aroma was very smokey and peeaty, lots of scotch, really not much else to be honest. Flavor was similar, almost all schotch, with light toast and caramle sweetness in the background. A bit one dimensional but different and unique.

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