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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1561) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3848) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 17, 2014
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy amber/copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of smokiness/peatiness, a lot of caramel and toffee and hints of chocolate from the malts, light oak and vanilla, hints of bitterness, light grains and some dough. Flavor the same. A pretty cool beer, but a little too much of the smokiness for my personal preference.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thecp015 (2) - USA - FEB 14, 2014 does not count
Very hazy straw color, thin off-white head quickly disappears, save around the edge of the glass. Smells heavily of scotch - peat and smoke prevalent. Taste is very heavy smoke, a bit of peat, and strong alcohol finish. Overall, good brew, aged very well, but Iíll likely tire of it by the end of the 750ml bottle since Iím not sharing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (3468) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle thanks to Russell. Pours a cloudy orange yellow with small white head. The aroma is strong peat and oak. Medium mouthfeel with strong peat and smoke. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8186) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2605) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
750ml bottle, 2012 vintage. Nose of sweet, light, honeyish malt, smoky, briny scotch, oak, and alcohol. Medium golden in color, with a lasting, uneven head, some sparse lacing as well. Flavor profile is strongly peaty, smoky, alcoholic and full of scotch barrel character from start to finish, which is not a negative connotation per se, but scotch is unmistakably the dominant character here. Some oak, light tannin and alcoholic warmth, with a smooth, gently acidic feel and a full body. Not like anything Iíve had to date.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (275) - Kansas, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Plenty of oaky banana char beneath smokey bacon and bright citrusy notes; warming, interesting, and enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1842) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle shared with James and John. Aroma is highland scotch whiskey. Peaty and scotchy and only missing the whiskey burn. Pours buttery orange with a good frothy head. Taste is that of a smooth scotch and soda with a nice buttery honey finish. As this warms, the malt back keeps getting tastier. I recommend milking this one until itís good and warm. A pleasant surprise.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8173) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle shared by Jesse at Johnís 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1362) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle. Hazy copper color in the glass with a froth of white foam that settles down quickly. Aroma is light, clean whiskey with dry oak and sweeter malt with peat. Taste is heavy on the scotch but there is also a nice peat character with some touches of sweet malt and dry alcohol spice with oak into the finish. Relatively dry mouthfeel. Nice beer.


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