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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Abe Goldman-Armstrong suggested the title which is a nickname for the city of Edinburgh. The beer is rooted in a trip I took to Alsace in 2003. The local bars all seemed to have Lindemans Gueuze (which I consumed in copious amounts) and Adelscott, a peat-smoked amber lager. It wasn’t the craftiest brew I’ve had but I liked the idea.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DYCSoccer17 (3436) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
5 ounce sample on tap at the brewery. Aroma is peaty, smoky, with mild sweetness and some anise notes. Nicely aromatic. Mildly hazy amber-ruby body with an off-yellow head. Peated, barnyard, smoky start. Some burnt popcorn flavors follow. This has a real smooth body. Finishes with a bit of a dryness and nice bitter hoppiness. This is really tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2010 Tap @ Upright... Poured dark copper with a slightly off-white head. Aroma of smoked malts and yeasty, candy sugars. Big peat flavors, tasted of a nice Scotch whiskey-like malt. Slightly sweet with a dry, alcohol warming finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1178) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Draft at Upright. Pours a clear bright copper amber with a pillowy off white head. Now this is what I am talking about!...nose is lightly sweet from the malt, with a big Islay peat and a touch of smoke. Nice lively carbonation with perfect body imho...not watery but I could easily drink a pint of this. Lightly sweet, touch of grassy hops, but a ton of peaty smoke...I should have bought a growler of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
noeldundas (1) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2010 does not count
On tap at the Alibi Room in Vancouver. Nearly no head - but what it has it keeps. Soft nose of peat and some mild fruit and strong clean malt. Body is round, smooth and refreshing. Lightly smoked, and well balanced. Finish is a fruity malty sweetness, not cloying at all though. Very enjoyable and pleased all my companions too!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Tap. Dark brown with small off white head. Smokey peaty cheesy aroma. Flavor is smoke and candied sugars, finish is slightly alcoholy. Overall a good smoked beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Part of a sampler tray at the brewery. Poured a dark brown with a light tan head and minimal lacing. Smelled of smoked malt, with chocolate, peat, and maybe even a bit of smoked salmon. Flavor was brown sugar, smoked malts, peat and a little bit of sweetness. Very easy drinking for a smoked style beer, smooth on the palate and warming in the belly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7083) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Pours dark copper with a nice beige head and a smoky aroma. Tastes like a rauchbier. There is a lot of smoke and some hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - JUN 22, 2010
On tap at the Alibi Room. Pours copper in color with a fleeting off-white head. Smells of SMOKE. Smells like an ashtray doused in peat. Very robust. Faint caramel is present on the mid palate. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2010
Draught.. Dark red amber with medium head. some was poured off to make an honest pint. Smoky aroma with a fruity note. Very peaty flavour, put me in mind of a very old Scotch whisky I’d once had, without the alcohol. Lasting peaty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2010
Peat smoke is strong in the nose with a pleasant smooth underlying sweet malt character. Clear brown body is topped by a low off white head that recedes to a partial cover and ring with some lace. Peat smoke is strong and up front with plenty of roasted notes and even a flavour I perceived as iodine. Bitterness is quite pronounced but sweetness comes out especially in the aftertaste. Medium light body with moderate carbonation. Actually quite quaffable if you don’t mind the smoke (and I quite like it). On tap at Alibi Room.

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