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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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 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 it’s 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 (7230) - 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 (3095) - Harrison, 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 (7028) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Bottle courtesy of sebletitje. Pours amber. Nose is banana, booze, bubblegum, caramel. Flavor is full of fig, raisin, dark fruits, booze, sweet caramel, molasses. Decent body. Warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4570) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2009
Thanks sebletitje for the share. Pours red-brown with an off-white head. Nose is sugar, brown sugar, dark malt, molasses, caramel, fruit, and spice. Flavor is similar with all manner of sugar, toasted malts, caramel, spice, alcohol, and a lingering sweetness. Medium-bodied and slightly boozy, but enjoyable nonetheless.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2010 2009 bottle poured on 3/3/10. Pours dark ruby with tan frothy head. Beautiful lacing. Aroma of peat, pine and treacle. Great rich brown sugar sweetness, then a dry earthy finish. A bit boozy even after 6+ months, but still an incredible scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Bottle sampled at Noog Four-0 5/31/08 courtesy of unclejedi: Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin, spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of some toasty caramel with some light fruits, honey and oxidation. Body starts with decent fullness and rich, sweet caramel and floral fruity honey notes before a slightly drier toasty bittersweet finish. A nice brew, but could use more peaty notes to be a true Scotch ale. Tastes a lot like a braggot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Bottle an extra in a trade. Pours a dark amber body with a tan cola like dissipating head. Tawny chewy dark fruit, a light woodiness and some scotch and butterscotch notes. A modest etoh warming amongst dark fruit and full body. Nice brew.

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