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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1558) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2013
750ml bottle. Iím a huge fan of single malt scotches and was excited to try this. Golden amber body with an eggshell head. Nose is peat, caramel, and bread. Smells and taste a lot like scotch which wasnít a bad thing. Flavors of toffee, slightly fruity, wood, and a smokey finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5660) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2013
750 brown bottle .. . deep gold tan .. medium head, lacing is thick .. . earthy and chewy .. a great brew, would love to see where this goes in the next year or two .. . . all you eat pancakes!?! more like sit down you fat fuck, hereís some more diabetes for your jiggly ass..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Tap @ Schlafly St. Louis. Pours a dark golden appearance with a tan head. Boozy, scotch, peaty, cloying fruity aroma. Rich orange citrusy, huge Scotch, very boogy/peaty, boozy flavor. Kind of hard to drink and cloying.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcnielsen (1716) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2013
On tap at Schlafly Taproom. Pours a golden orange color with white head. Strong scotch aroma and flavor. Not a fan of this one, too much like hard alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1312) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2013
750ml->stem. Hazy orange/amber with faint white head. Aroma: Scotch whisky (no "e") and peat. Taste: peat, earth, malt, whisky. Tastes like a watered-down Scotch and soda, which is generally a good thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
seymour (1320) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Tasted from cool-looking big brown bottle into tulip glass. It poured a medium copper color with chill haze and a weak white head. Aromas of Scotch whiskey, woodsy tannins, peat, freshly-baked bread, light toast, lots of caramelized sugars, faint ale fruitiness, no noticeable hops. Flavor was caramelly, strong toffee, fruit leather, too sweet for my taste. Medium body. Low carbonation. Some nice oxidized wood-aging nuances. Very alcoholic, a bit too hot for me, too. I feel it is exactly what they were going for, exactly what they describe, so well-crafted in that sense, but not a really great beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 9, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours orange/amber. Taste is bready, cookie, and then the whiskey aroma with peat and a bit of smoke. Slight apple sweetness. Whiskey stands out. Pretty complex and a nice shift for Schlalfy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (2266) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2013 The beer is light copper with a quarter inch of white head. The aroma brings yeast, fruit, malt, sweetness, booze. The flavor imparts booze and mediocrity. Eh...Iím just not sure this whole scotch beer relationship thingy is working out. Itís not you - itís me. I gotta go.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9097) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is dates, pear and apple esters with cookie and caramel malt, earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruity esters, brown sugar, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4632) - Olympia, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Golden in color, slight haze with a thin white head. Big scotch whiskey aroma. Good malt backing and nice hops. This was a great beer to start the New Year with .

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