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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tgncc (2664) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csaso (1225) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (5029) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (5875) - 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.

4.2
   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

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
freeofthoughts (634) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (3870) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2013
750 shared at Craft Ale House courtesy of a PUBíR acolyte. Poured hazy gold with fizzy white head. Nose was pale malt, scotch, oak. Tasted of noble hops, pale malt, peaty scotch and oak. Overall got real close to the elusive Scotch/Beer boundary, and I found this one to be enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10355) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Capped 750 from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours very hazy orange with a foamy/frothy off-white head. Aroma is peat and wood. Kind of opens up the nasal passage. Cause thereís alcohol there too. Full bodied. Flavor is peat smoke, wood and arguably something fruity. This is not the overwhelming Brewdog approach, but it is really, firmly smoked. Coats the mouth. Finishes that way, but it seems fair to say that the level of smoke is strong, but not annoying like a Paradox. Oh, did I type that? How gauche.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
budznsudz (473) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Pours light orange with a white head that fades to a ring. Aroma is scotch, peat, and golden malt. Taste is straight scotch with bitter fruit notes. If youíre a scotch fan, youíll love this. Iím not a scotch fan, but I can appreciate it for the style. Unfortunately, I canít finish it. Drain pour.


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