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Silver City Fat Woody Scotch Ale

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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. IBUís: 25 2008 North American Beer Awards Silver Medal Winner 2006 North American Beer Awards Silver Medal Winner

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (8141) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 21, 2015
Tap at Bud. Almost black, red-brown tints. Thick medium head. Nose of vanilla-bourbon and fudge. Rich vanilla flavor, bourbon, a bit boozy, some cola. Heavy, thick, really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nealblind (1292) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Mid brown pour. Aroma banana, fruity, slight choco. Tastes slight smoke, woody, coconut, brown sugar, whiskey, creamy lactic barrel. crazy how it became a hot mess through barrel aging.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1342) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Delightful scotch. Excellent mouthfeel & deliciously flavored. This is one fine scotch & hides the 9% very well! The caramel really stands out as well as itís smoothness! Very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lukaduke (2793) - Gray, Maine, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Pours a deep mahogany color with a finger of eggshell foam. Nose is spicy vanilla, burnt sugar, some apple, molasses and composted fruit. Palate is super awkward, lots of banana, nilla wafers, cream soda, spicy raisins... Weird.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kemoarps (42) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Pours a deep dark hue that turns out to be kind of a deep chestnut mahogany, thatís consideraly more ruby when held up to the light.. Small creamy tan head, dissipates fairly quickly, but enough sticks around to coat the top of the liquid, though not the glass itself. Aroma is primarily boozy dark fruits. Raisins and bourbon. Some smokey peat, some sweet fruits, a lot of rich languid colours. Taste takes all the promise of the aroma: the dark fruits, the boozy, peaty, scotchiness, and makes it dangerously smoothe. 9.2 is almost uncannily well hidden. The taste is quite sweet and creamy, with less of the bitter finish commonly found in the style. Brown sugar, peat, boozy raisins, smoothe vanilla... actually exceeds my expectations, and I was optimistic about this one. Unbelievably smoothe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
Draught at Malt & Vine, Redmond
Dark amber color. Caramel aroma, creamy. Good body strength, fairly sweet, with deep caramel flavor; almost a Barley Wine, with a light smoke and butter touch; low bitterness, some sweet nuts in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsnicholas (437) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2015 Bottle (22oz): Dark Brown with little head. You can smell the Scotch more so than the Silver City Fat Scotch Ale, but it tastes well balanced. Lots of Malt, very little hops. Very good, will get again, but generally prefer the Fat Scotch Ale. Update (03/19/2015) was 3.8 now 4.0

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours a fairly dark brown color with some slight red tinges to it and a small-to-moderate light tan head. Nose will hit you with some caramel notes, then blend into an almost boozy (but not quite) aroma with a lot of wood to it. Taste is just a bit sweet with some caramel in there. Drinks warm, even when cool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (5597) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (5233) - 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.

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