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RATINGS: 60   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 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Flyin_Fer (2) - , Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2015 does not count
Had this one with friends a couple nights ago. Been aging in my beer fridge. This had the most barrel influence Iíve ever been able to discern in a beer. I am a Scotch fan (esp the peated variety) so to me it was very welcome. For a beer, it has an intense peat and Scotch nose. Alcohol not overpowering given the ABV, I suspect the aging has helped there. I also did not pick up strong hops influence so for me another win for aging. A great beer, especially if you like peated Scotches.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LordMarcus (3) - Tiffin, USA - FEB 18, 2013 does not count
Once introduced to Wooden Nickle Scottish Ale. I was then introduced to this fine Gem. Much Stronger but, a true delight....The Quest!!! Onto the Quest!!! For Scottish Ale...WoW!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcrae19 (59) - - FEB 7, 2013
Pours a beautiful honey color with a small head. Instant aroma of peat smoke and the phenols (medicinal/Band Aid) you can expect from smoked peat. Strong whisky presence in the nose and flavor, with a hint of sweetness and ash. Carbonation level is perfect. Powerful, pipe tobacco finish. An excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
freeofthoughts (688) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cuff_Links (40) - - MAY 3, 2015
The smoke and peat were the best parts of the flavor, bold but not over the top. In general the linger was perhaps the best part. Would drink again, if I could find it. Limited beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12795) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thejosko (5) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2012 does not count
Definitely for the scotch lover. Overpowering any malt flavor when cold, but subtle nuances of vanilla and caramel as it warms up. Would love to see how the boozy nose rounds out with some age.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1592) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2013
750 ml bottle, 2012 vintage. Served in a thistle glass, the beer pours a cloudy golden/orange color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like whiskey, peat, caramel, oak, bready/grainy malt and some pears. The flavor starts off very peaty. Thereís also some bready malt/grain, oak, pears, candied fruit, iodine, honey and toffee noticeable too. I think the peaty and sweet flavors mesh well together in this brew, it tastes better and better the longer I drink it. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís chewy and coating with moderate carbonation. I like this beer a lot, Iíll have to see if I can find another bottle. Definitely worth trying! $10.99 a bottle.

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