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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
Born of humble beginnings and of Scotch Heritage, Fat Scotch Ale quietly arrived one winter day at Silver City Brewery in 2001. Exceptionally smooth and malty, with a touch of peat character, Fat Scotch Ale legend quickly grew. Today, Fat Scotch Ale stands astride the brewing landscape a behemoth brew, uncompromising and an avoidable. Alcohol By Volume: 9.2% Hops: Nugget, Cascade Malts: NW Pale, Munich, Caramel, Peated, & Black IBU’s: 30 2011 North American Beer Awards Bronze Medal Winner 2009 North American Beer Awards Gold Medal Winner 2007 North American Beer Awards Silver Medal Winner 2006 World Beer Cup Silver Medal Winner 2006 North American Beer Awards Gold Medal Winner 2004 North American Beer Awards Gold Medal Winner 2003 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winner 2003 North American Beer Awards Gold Medal Winner 2002 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winner

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewDad (5116) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 30, 2007
Tap - Brewery
A deep brown color with a thin head. This Scotch ale was more like a strong ale. The 9% is a strong giveaway this is trying to hard to be a great scotch ale. The scotch ale flavors will bring outt he beer not the high octane. I felt this beer missed the boat and was trying to hard to be somehting it was not. A great beer needs flavor not just high alochol. I wish this had more malt character and some spicy flavors and the deep earthtones a scotch ale would have. They just added more malt to get a huge high gravity beer. Theflaovr giets knocked out for this reason. Better luck next time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2007
Bottle. Pours a reddish-brown with a khaki head on top. Aroma is full of maltiness with nuts, caramel, toffee, raisins, and dark fruits. Flavor is very sweet upfront with caramel and dark fruits coming in. Vanilla and chocolate come in after the intial hit to the tongue along with a roastiness to help balance the beer out from being overly sweet. A slight smokey flavor is within the beer as well, coming in mid-palate. Slight hints of alcohol come in at the very end. A good enjoyable beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (4353) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Draught tulip at Redbones on 11/11/06
Glassy, but mostly clear body is a amalgam of browns, purples, magentas and auburns. Beige head is small, quickly receding to a ring, with only a light film left behind on the glass. No visible carbonation in the liquid.
Esters and melanoidins galore in the nose. Overlaying everything is a bit of char which provides good contrast. Singular black currant-like notes are very vinous and provide acid and plenty of dryness. Char diminishes to a crunchy, almost coffee-like roast. Not all that much sweetness, though some soft, medium-sweet toffee is apparent with warming. The melanoidins are the main show here, dancing about in the nose. Light oxidation, with just a touch of phenolic dryness on the end and a hint of warming alcohol vapors. Fairly full aroma, especially considering the very low carbonation and draught nature of the beer.
Chewy berry jam clusters on the tongue at first sip, slowly slipping in to a light chocolate and toffee note that dries out immensely through the middle, gaining a lightly smoked/roasted character and ending with raw graininess (crystal malts), a bit of char and some modestly acidic, dark malt vinousness. Sweetness never really builds up, and the beer is dry through and through. Probably too dry, though fortunately a low carbonation does not pick apart the little malt softness there is. With each subsequent sip, the same complex, highly flavorful berry-like opening is present (blueberries, apples, raspberries, strawberries, currants, etc...), but the beer is just very attenuated and the roastiness and scratchy crystal malts take things too far down the dry path. Light alcohol warmth on the end, moderately phenolic as well. Slick, nearly oily texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3500) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2006
Pours a clear red/brown with a foamy tanned head. Smells nutty, malty and strong. Very sweet, nutty with some alcohol. Surprisingly light bodied. Slihtly flowery. Low carbonation. Good, but could use some hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2006
Dark amber reddish colour with a little head. Lovely aroma of heavy caramel with notes of rostedness and malt. Also nice flavour of malt, caramel, littl eroastedness and some toffee-like. Ends up alcoholic and some choco too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2006
Deep reddish colour with a small beige head. Malty, fruity sweet aroma with vanilla nad oak notes. Malty, fruity and light alcohol sweet flavor with notes of wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2006
22 ounce bottle. Dark brown with some amber hues. Tan head. Chocolate and caramel/toffee aromas. Some light hops. Chocolate and caramel in the flavor along with some light tobacco and roasted notes. Light on the palate for what it is. Nice carbonation. Very easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2006
Bottled. Dark brown and reddish in colour with almost no head. Sweet and roasted and malty. Notes of raisins and prunes and other dark fruits. Hint of caramel. Slightly hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2006
(Bottle 65 cl) Pours a beautiful, clear, reddish brown with a small, off-white head. Aroma of wood and dried fruit. Very soft mouthfeel. Medium body with lots of sweetness and roasted malts, some dried fruit and some wood. Very pleasant indeed. 061006

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2006
Bottle. Red brown colour with a small beige head. Sweet caramel malty, dark fruits aroma and taste. Medium body with a sweet light alcoholic finish.

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