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RATINGS: 56   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-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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11835) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber color, medium cream colored head. Aroma of Lagavulin, one of my favorites. Taste is chewy and peaty. Very nice.
Earlier Rating: 12/11/2012 Total Score: 4
Bottle as Single Malt Scottish. Hazy golden color, fluffy white edge head. Aroma of anice leary single malt! Whoa! Taste is similar. More whoa!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2013
shared by Jesterdeal-750 bottle-thin white-hazy gold. A-initially lemon, peat/scotch, med malt. Softens and sweetens as it warms. T-sweet med malt-caramel, scotch/peat, spice/earthy hops.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11066) - 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 there’s 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9692) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
adnielsen (9081) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8550) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
750 mL bottle from Beer Run. Pours a hazy dark orange color with a large foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of big whiskey notes, earth, peat, wood, leather, toasty and nutty malts. The taste is pretty intense whiskey and smoke, leather, earth, sweet caramel malts. Medium bodied, lingering spiciness from the smoke, slightly cloying malts, low carbonation. Interestng beer but I fear it may get tiresome quickly.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8423) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle shared by Jesse at John’s 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7860) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2013
750 shared at Craft Ale House courtesy of a PUB’R 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6509) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6372) - 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


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