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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Scotch Ale, sometimes called "Wee Heavy," is stronger and bigger-bodied than Scottish Ale. Roastiness and caramel sweetness are prominent, along with alcohol warmth. Ours is made with a bit of the peat-smoked malt used in the manufacture of Scotch whisky.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11223) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2007
on hand pump-pours a retaining tan head and dark amber color. Aroma is medium/dark malt-sweet caramel with a hops undertone, also scotch. Taste is medium/dark malt-sweet caramel with peat/smokiness, some earthy hops, also scotch, alcohol. Nicely done, not my style. Soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2007
It poured a dark amber. The strong malt taste was up front. The hops made only a minor contribution. The result was a mellow, whiskey-like finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Cask at New Hope. Pours a nice deep amber with bright orangey highlights, creamy had and slight lace. Aroma is a bit dirty and yeasty, some lieght earth, very sweet, good caramel hints and a moderate amount of fruity/yeasty esters- light peat smoke in the end as it sits and breathes. More dried fruits and esters in the flaovr- apple, raisins, sweet and sugary with more toffee, dirty peat smoke, and molasses- yeasty in the finish. Ok mothfeel and body- smooth aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2007 Cask pour @ New Hope. Orange-brown color with 1 1/2 inch head. Sweet smell of cane sugar, a bit of dark fruit. Taste is thick, sweet & malty. Rich whiskey, earthy tastes are pleasant and definitely hide the 9.5%. A high quality Triumph product

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2006
On tap at the New Hope location. Hand Pump. Poured a deep orange color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, light alcohol, and light roast. Tastes of caramel, roast, toffee, and light earth. Medium alcohol finish.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2006
4 oz taster. on cask at New Hope location. Pours a dark amber with a small head, low carbonation. Aroma is smoky, some fruit, and sweet malt. Taste is malt, malt, and then some more malt- add in some fig, and vinous fruit and smokiness. This beer was quite complex, I enjoyed it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
Cloudy chestnut brown, producing a medium sized beige head.Potent chocolate cookies and coffee touched nose. Coherent vinous fruitiness contribute figgy, grapey notes completed by an oaky and red wine characteristic. Medium bodied, oily texture, minimal acidity, felt alcohol. A malty ale that manages to browse through a vast range of flavours to keep your attention at every second.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2005
08.18.05 Hand pump at New Hope. Clouded mahogany pour with big and foamy tan head. Aroma is light and roasty, wet and musty like a backcountry lean-to on an autumn morning. Flavor is chock full of peat and pipe tobacco. Boozy and strong from middle to back. Dry. Rich and earthy all around which matches well with the big alcohol. Very nice and seemingly very authentic.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4546) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Poured a very dark amber with an average size tan head. Very smoked flavor, this was decent but could maybe benefit from some more aging. A bit too scotch for me. Not sure Iím a big fan of this style. Might have to try a few more.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2005
New Hope location. This is a new beer weighing in at 9.5% ABV and definitely not the Scottish Ale. Cask-conditioned. Clear deep copper to bronze body with a handpulled loose, sudsy, beige to light tan head. Aroma of toffee and sweet malt with light smoke. Very pleasing flavor of earthy peat smoke and nice clean, rich malt. Medium-high sweetness but not cloying. Alcohol notes come through. Super-smooth on cask. One of the best peat-smoked Scotch Ales Iíve encountered. Tastefully and skillfully brewed.


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