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RATINGS: 156   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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29207) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2005
[At GABF 2004] A brown beer with a beutiful light brown head. The aroma is malty with notes of caramel. The flavor is very sweet and fruity with a slight note of alcohol. A nice Scotch ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25088) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20640) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2006
Bottle. Clear brown coloured with a beige head. Aroma of dried fruits and caramel. Sweet flavour of dried fruits and caramel.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19308) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2006
Bottled. Clear nut brown. Appley toffee aroma. Sweet and mellow with medium body and sticky mouthfeel. Low bitterness. Warming perhaps, but it’s too cloying.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
Draught at Seattle Tap Room (Sea-Tac Airport)
Brown color, dark and clean, with small creamy head. Nutty beer, full bodied: good caramel component, with moderate sweetness; the aroma is too simple, the flavor quite nice; light fruity esters complete the picture in a pleasant way; correct bitterness. Could be mistaken for a Doppelbock as it’s very clean.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12538) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2011
Draught@Brouwer’s Cafe, Seattle
"Fat Bastard Scotch Ale". Dark ruby, nut brown color, small beige head. Caramel, berries (red currant, strawberry) in the nose. Medium-bodied. Sweetish, caramelly, fudge, some berries. Lingering sweetness in the aftertaste. Quite well in style: strong and toffeish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2005
Very dark chestnut colour. Slightly toffeeish, slightly minty aroma. Chewy malt flavours. Some flowery accents amidst all the toffee lend character. Earthy maltiness in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2005
(Bottle, courtesy of Nuffield) Pours a murky brown body with a moderate tan head. Aroma of raisins, toasted marshmellows, and brown sugar. Flavor of raisins and malt.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10904) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Bomber from Suzy Greenberg. Thanks Ben. Pours dark ruby with a fine foamy tan head. Smells like malt. Medium body with fine carbonation. Flavor is smooth malt with some smoke and vanilla. There’s enough bitter to help sooth the malt. Drinks very well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009
Name: Fat Bastard
Date: May 31, 2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Noog Four-O
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma with lots of earthyness plus a smokey peat character
Flavor: rich dark caramel flavor, plenty of caramel sweetness touch of fruityness, nice balancing earthy peat

Name: Fat Bastard
Date: September 12, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma, hint of chocolate
Flavor: rich dark caramel flavor, sweet dark fruits, light smoke, balancing earthyness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4


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