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Terrapin Side Project 90 Shelling Scotch Ale

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Formerly brewed at Terrapin Beer Company
Style: Scotch Ale
Athens, Georgia USA
Serve in Thistle

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Volume 6: Traditionally, the Scotch call this beer 90 shilling. At Terrapin, we know it as “90 Shelling.” Magnificently malty, this 90 Shelling Scotch Ale pays tribute to the full bodied ales of Scotland.


3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle. Medium brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of figs, dates, other dark fruit. Taste is sweet toffee, butterscotch, fruit. Interesting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Originally reviewed: 7/7/09. Pours a deep tawny amber with a thin off-white head on top. Little retention and little lacing. Smells of caramel, brown sugar, and toasted bread. The mouth is crisp, yet smooth. Just enough carbonation on the tongue to be pleasant. Flavor profile is of deep caramel malts washed in hops. There’s a decent hop bite on the finish that I wasn’t expecting. Bready aftertaste. This is a very good Scotch Ale. Not as bold as the Wee Heavies, but very satisfying.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3537) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle at Tally Crew tasting: Poured a black brown with light head. Aroma is leafy and malt. Taste is sweet malt, right up my alley. Really enjoy this style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2011
3/18/11. Bomber. Hazy brown pour with a small white head. Rich caramel malt aroma with some mint as well. Rich malty caramel flavor with burnt sugar, a hint of smoke, and more.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
The beer pours a surprising dark brown with not much head, retention or lacing. The beer is fairly clear. The aroma is light alcohol not a ton of other stuff going on here. The taste is a little scothy bur overall pretty boring.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2011
22oz, sweet caramel aroma, sweet, sweet, sweet. Maybe a slight hoppiness to it. Not bad, maybe a slight oxidation. Still very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Poured into a snifter. 3.5 A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color. One and a half fingers of creamy/frothy beige head with below average retention and a small ring of lacing. 4.0 S: Biscuity and grainy malts. Some toffee, brown sugar, and a STRONG candied plum aroma. Doesn’t stand out, but is very pleasant. 3.5 T: Really reserved for the style. There isn’t enough sweetness, which can be explained by the thin body by wee heavy standards. Malts are again grainy and biscuity with the same toffee, brown sugar, and plum. The problem is that all of these flavors other than the graininess are present in low quantities. 3.0 M: Ligher medium to medium body. There’s enough carbonation, but it isn’t spritzy enough and the beer lies heavy on the tongue. Otherwise, super smooth. 4.0 D: This isn’t the most flavorful, but it goes down super easy. I’d think nothing of drinking a few bombers of this by myself. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-13-2011 03:48:57

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4117) - Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2010
VOL 6::
22oz bottle, foil wrapped. not sure how I missed this rating and happened to have a bottle cellar-ed. Pours dark brown color, stable tan head. Aroma of dark fruits and heavy toasted malts, some soy. Very nice malt. Nice bit of oxidation in the nose. It is an aged bottle.
Flavor of dark toast, burnt barley grains, chocolate, watery coffee, and heavy burnt sugar. Lots of toast flavors in the finish. A bit stronger than I remember. Still very smooth, full bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Kinz on 04/17/2010 at the 11th Richmond RateBeer Gathering. Clear dark brown body with a small off-white head. Sweet nutty and malty aroma. Sweet malty flavor, some light pete character and a light caramel background. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2010
The pour reveals a cloudy brown color with a thin offwhite head. Decent aroma of fruits, caramel and malt. The flavor has toffee, fruits and malt, it’s a bit buttery too and very sweet. The body is medium with a liquorous texture and soft carbonation.


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