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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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-founder’s 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (2591) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
seymour (1873) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6426) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (3443) - 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...I’m just not sure this whole scotch beer relationship thingy is working out. It’s not you - it’s me. I gotta go.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, 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 .

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Narnad (1518) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Pours a dirty yellow-orange color with a huge, very creamy white head that is about 2-inches high with modest carbonation. Aroma has a STRONG scotch nose, very light smoky note late, lots of liquor alcohol presence very late. Flavor tastes like your drinking a frothy carbonated glass of scotch. The flavor is really one dimensional in my opinion as almost no other flavors come through than scotch. Body is modest with a ton of carbonation, light alcohol heat late. Let me preface this with I love scotch. It’s one of my favorite non-beer alcoholic drinks but this brew was more scotch than beer. The beer characteristics were completely lost to my nose and taste buds. Overall a very "meh" beer in my opinion.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
wlajwl (5686) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Aroma is malts and strongly refers to scotch. The flavor is scotch infused, with a mild fruitiness and malts in it. Can appreciate it but just don’t care for scotch.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
khan (19) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottled as Schlafly Scottish Ale. Pours a golden tan with an creamy head. Aroma of peat, wood, vanilla, some baked bread. Taste starts very sweet, with a lot of malt, but very little to no hop balance. The scotch doesn’t kick in until the end but when it does it is very very prevalent. The alcohol was present but not overpowering, but it did get more evident the more I had. Overall a good beer if you are a scotch fan.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3856) - Kansas, USA - DEC 27, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by beer4bill. The pour is a hazed golden orange copper with a smallish off white head. The aroma is soft peat earthy malt, caramel sweet, grainy and fresh. The taste is the peat, iodine salt, and just a generally big Scotch caramel malt character. The palate is medium to heavy bodied with soft carbonation and a sweet malt booze finish. Really nice showcase for the peat, well done. Thanks for sharing this one Bill.


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