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Silver City Fat Woody Scotch Ale

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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What happens when Silver City brewers take a world class beer like Fat Scotch Ale and age it for over a month on American white oak? A completely unique and wonderful beer emerges. The slight peaty, intensely malty scotch ale and the complex vanilla character of the oak meld seamlessly over time to create, what we think is an exceptionally satisfying beer. Alcohol By Volume: 9.2% Hops: Nugget, Cascade Malts: NW Pale, Munich, Caramel, Peated, Black. IBU’s: 25 2008 North American Beer Awards Silver Medal Winner 2006 North American Beer Awards Silver Medal Winner


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (4588) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle looks really, really good. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Starts intense malty, not too dry, a bit alcoholic. Earthy-spicy notes with hints of liquorice. Well balanced finish, warming-malty. A good beer!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 1, 2014
22 ounce bottle thanks to Prufrockstar. Malty and caramel aromas and taste. Fairly sweet and sticky.Some vanilla in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampesinoTino (726) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Bomber. Dark mahogany colored with a ring of tan foam. Plenty of toffee, dark fruits and oak in the aroma. The taste starts out with a strong showing of caramel malt, dark sugar and date notes along with some peat, raisin and vanilla toward the end. Mouthfeel is mildly creamy with soft carbonation and a slightly smoky, malted finish. Overall, a worthy companion to the base beer and a lot more smooth and drinkable than you would think.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chuckstout (235) - Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Tons of oak in the nose with vanilla, pours a deep burgundy with no head or lacing. Strong oak in the flavor with vanilla and caramel a touch of dark fruit. Good mouthfeel with a nice warming character

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7244) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Pours a dark mahogany color with a medium beige head that diminishes gradually to a film. Patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of smoked malt, wood and fruit. Full-bodied with flavors of peaty malt, oak and dark fruit. The finish is fruity with a charred oak and malt aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Tap: Deep, dark burgundy with a thin head. Nice oak and wood tones with a toasted sweetness and a decent smokiness character. Definitely Scottish in character with nice depth from the wood aging. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear reddish brown color with a medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, plum, light peat and some fruit. Malty and caramelly flavor with booze and some peat before a semi-sweet and boozy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Clear, very dark brown body with garnet highlights under a tan head. Malty, molasses aroma. Sweet malty flavor that follows the aroma. Full bodied smooth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1467) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2013
2005 & 2006 22oz’s. Sampled vertically sometime in 2008. Dark pour. Plummy nose. Thick and peaty body, hints of vanilla and oak. Woody sweet finish. Yum!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Dark amber with a tan head. Aroma is full of sweet malt, peat malt and dark fruit. Flavor is dark fruit with some nice toffee notes. There is also some peaty smoke as well as a good bit of alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.


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