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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (3160) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 3, 2013
It poured a cloudy orange color with a white head. The aroma was scotch with some smokiness and spiciness. The taste was like a smoky scotch with notes of oak, vanilla and spices. This was really good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ehecker (1) - - FEB 3, 2013 does not count
A near perfect beer of itís type. Itís a single malt scotch ale without cutting corners. If you donít like this beer, its because you donít like single malt scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Murky yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is scotch whisky. taste is scotch whisky, iodine, little smoke, creamy mouthfeel with a little dry aftertaste. This is a beer for any scoth enthusiast and a great introduction to scoth flavors to a novice like myself. Very tasty, nice lacing. The alc was well hidden. A beer that invites you to buy some more which I will do tomorrow.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle. Holy crap ... I gotta get some of this for my dad, the Scotch drinker. This carries a bountiful nose of Celtic whiskey that reminds me of home. It drinks with a full-on Scotch flavor, riding high on an otherwise light, orange-amber body. If you like Scotch and beer, you will love this combination. (#4931, 1/22/2013)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1562) - 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 (6837) - .....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
adnielsen (10070) - 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 (2585) - 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 (1864) - 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 (1659) - 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.

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