RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Piper Down Scottish Ale hits all the right notes for the Ballast Point Bagpipe Corps that inspired it. We created this very low hopped, malty ale for the band to enjoy using UK Maris Otter malt, roasted barley, UK hops and low fermentation temperatures. Then we let the brew’s sweet complexity build over a three-hour boil. Full of roasted caramel flavor, it’s a pub classic with Ballast Point personality.

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3.6
kathouse (1930) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Brown ale with a good thick head. Aroma is winey with hints of malt and apple. Lots of alcohol flavors like oak, vanilla, and cherry. Finish has more purple fruits and lingers on. A pretty good combination.

3.5
hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2013
On tap at the Blue Dog, Lansdale. Poured a deeper amber color with a small sized off white head. Oak, vanilla, earthy, peat, and caramel. Some fruitiness and bourbon too.

3.6
alobar (3879) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Pours a brownish copper with a cream-colored fizzy head. Aroma of oak, vanilla, bourbon, peet, and caramel. Vanilla, peet, oak flavor with some bourbon. Touch of tang. Good beer.

3.5
dnstone (3485) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Deep amber in color with a slight off-white head. Booze and orange peel aroma. Boozey but light bodied red apple taste.

3.7
thome50 (1295) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3oz pour. Pours a medium, clear brown with slight white head. Not typical of a barrel aged beer that I was expecting. Aroma is very peet and whiskey centric. Taste is vanilla, barrel, peat and scotch forward. The mouth feel is very light and being only 6% it feels like a sessionable barrel aged beer if that is possible.

3.5
italianjohn (3223) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Clear brown whiskey like dark golden pour, thin off white head .... aroma of oak, vanilla, bourbon and caramel malts .... Taste of bourbon, dry oak, vanilla and light caramel and roasted malts .... Dry lingering oaky finish ... Lightly soured ... Had higher hopes for this one but it was still tasty

3.6
ADfan (870) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Deep amber color in the glass. Aroma of bourbon and some roasted fruits with a hint of vanilla. Taste is very smooth with caramel and some roasted malts. Good beer.

3.3
bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2012
(Draught) Pours an amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of vanilla, caramel, chocolate, and bourbon. Flavor of vanilla, toffee, caramel, dark fruit, brown sugar, and bourbon.

3.6
mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Ruby pour with no head. Faint smoky and sweet nose nose. Caramel sweetness and smooth but watery body. Easy drinker but doesn’t really standout.

3.6
crossovert (13724) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2012 An instance when barrel aging does wonders for a beer. Nice fruitiness and caramel.


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