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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 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 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 (4898) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3031) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Bottle: Deep ruby pour with a tan film of head. Sweet malty aroma- a bit buttery- diacetyl- dark fruits, maple, candied plum and vanilla. Fairly thick bodied with low carbonation. Big malt sweetness but no depth or nuance. Some toasted maple- dark fruit/plummy notes. Some light fruit skin bitterness with sweeter notes of raisin followed by vanilla and mild butterscotch. Just big sweet and toasted with no depth. Didn’t detect and peat character. Eh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3602) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2009
Deep scotch colored with quickly faded head. Musty wood barrel aroma, then sweet honeyed scotch wafts off the glass. Sweetly malty flavor with bubblegum bursts that aren’t so flattering. A bit too much on the sweet side. I question the alcohol content on this batch as the sugariness bespeaks an under-attenuated beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Thanks to thethrone sending me this bottle it wasn’t till now did I recognize it was on my want list dam them for changing the name me. So a huge thanks goes out to him for another want knocked off the list The bottle PC correct label and all poured into my DFH snifter produced a whopping two fingers worth of tan head but she didn’t last long. The body on the brew was a darker burgandy when held to the light. Aromas coming from my glass reminded me of a great Scotch, rich caramel, some peat, a hint of smoke, along with some dark fruits Flavors are right up there as well a good malty sweetness with enough smoked peat to keep it from being to coy. Again I got some darker fruits in it as well. This brew is heavy enough in the mouth to make this a great sipper with almost no carbonation to it at all. A great drinking Scotch ale, thanks again for sending it my way. I would drink it again but I probably should have split the bomber the 9% caught up with me in the end

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1474) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2009
I enjoyed this one quite a bit. Pours a reddish brown with a smallish head. Very mild aroma - I felt like I couldn’t get a decent read on the beer from it. It has a great, very mellow flavor dominated by earthy malts and the kind of peat you’d find in a Scotch whisky. Slightly fruity, with a good hop presence to balance it out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2009 heavy on molasses, creamy palate, very enjoyable. sweet taste from the malts and slight fruit/sugar notes.

re-rate. clear dark amber pour. mellow aroma with fruits and possibly dark cherry. very nice.

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