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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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 IBUís: 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2009 ( 22oz bomber thanks to BA zdk9) pours clear dark reddish brown with spare ring of bubbles. Nose of burnt brown sugar, caramel and light peat. Taste of roasted sweet grains, toasted sugar, alcohol, caramel and peat. A little syrupy and undercarbonated but tastes nice on finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2009
(bottle from RiversideAK). Clear dark brown color. Medium tan head, which is mostly diminishing. Aroma of bread and molasses. Sweet molasses flavor with light alcohol. Avg duration. Thin texture. Smooth finish. Moderate carbonation. Spare lacing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2009
22oz bottle from riversideAK - thanks, Alex! My man hooked me up with the barrel-aged version of this brew a while back, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that the base beer is equally complex and inviting. Mellow malts in the nose and then a lively fruit bouquet emerges, pert and intriguing. Full bodied and smooth on the palate, the flavors mingle very pleasantly, with enough hops in there to balance things out. A hint of vanilla but not much smoke or peat in there. Overall, though, a very lively version of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alcohoarder (34) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2009
22 oz. bottle. Rich nose with dark dried fruits and toffee. Intense, slightly cloying malty monster. Finishes with a hint of burnt sugar bitterness. Very good for wintertime sipping next to a roaring fire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Pours reddish in color with thin white head. Aroma carmel, smokey and peat. Taste smoke, malty and carmel with bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2010 Rerate of draft version at the brewery. Pours a dark mahogany brown with a moderate beige head that fell to a ring of bubbles before long, but left lacing as I went. Has a sweet malt aroma that reminds me of butter rum flavored candy. The flavor is predominately sweet and rather complex. Mostly itís a rich, sweet, caramel candy sort of flavor that comes through for me, and a bit of something resembling maple too. Big dried fruit flavors are mixed in along with a notable smokiness. Finishes with an alcohol bite. Has a very full mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Courtesy of sebletitje. Pours bright amber with thin off white head. The aroma is malts and dark fruitiness with a background of booze. The taste is smooth and rich with chewy rich malts mixing with pears, prunes, ripe cherries and dates. It moves into a bit of earthiness as the finish draws closer. Very nice superposition of flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3388) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2009

8/13/2009: Silver City Fat Scotch Ale... Aroma: Orangy dark carmel, salty backend. Appearance: Beautiful deep ruby color, mostly transparent. Flavor: Sweet sugary caramel, hints of orange; not really much else. Palate: Medium-light, thin and a bit watery! Overall: OK to decent, but nothing to write home about; a bit disappointing overall.

22 fl. oz. bottle (Alc. 9% by Vol.) from bitbucket via trade. Thanks Bob! Rating #88 or less for this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2009
courtesy of BA trade. pours brown, beige head. aroma, raisins, figs, dark sugar, malt, hints of chocolate. flavor, caramel, malts, raisins and figs are upfront with hints of toffee, dark malts / sugar. highly drinkable at 9%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Botle courtesy of Denise in Tacoma; thank you! Pours a beautiful dark brick red with a thin tan head. Suprising aroma of Bananas Foster on the nose. Deliciuos caramel and brown sugar sweetness with a nice peat-smoke backbone and slight alcohol. Very creamy mouthfeel. A decadent Scotch ale to be sure!

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