Brewed by Big Rock Brewery
Style: Scotch Ale
Calgary, Canada
Serve in Thistle


on tap


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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Signature Series
A Great Big Hug From Scotland
Wingback chairs, crackling fires, oak bookcases, old friends. If you ever find yourself somewhere like that, but feel theres something missing, a glass of Scottish Style Heavy is that thing. Just ask the butler to fetch one.

Little Known Fact
Of all the craft beers we produce every year, Scottish Heavy is actually our Brewmasters favourite brew. And the one he is most proud of being involved with.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, - OCT 14, 2012
Body appears clear amber and started out with a pillowy tan cap. Mild hints of peat, malty softness, kind of a creamy apple but not...........all so very mild. Blech.............the feel is so soft and flat it almost felt slimy. Soft mnalty and with hints of oak.....not horrible but almost not drinkable...........is this an old bottle? Caramel, smoke, thats all. Seems old. AWWW Fawk i still have 2 more of these left.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmalaher (294) - Calgary, CANADA - MAR 8, 2017
Basic ale. Dark Amber, little foam. Some caramel. No hops. Their hollow tree is better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bdleedahl (424) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 24, 2017
Nice malt bill, similar to all their other ales. Seems like a hybrid between a scottish style yeast strain and their house strain.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
peponi (1766) - Hannover, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2017
Aroma: caramel and melanoidins. Appearance: clear amber color and creamy head. Taste: sweet, caramel, roasted dark malts, melanodins. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation. Overall: Not so bad, but too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (3881) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2016
On holiday in Canada 473ml can brown colored body with an off white head with a caramel malt hops aroma a caramel malt hops coffee sweet alcholic bitter taste with a bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmacklin (1072) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a clear copper with a small, fizzy, short lived, beige head that fully dissipates. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, bread, vanilla, oak and just a hint of peat. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, vanilla, oak and light roast with a hint of peat in a mildly dry, bitter finish. Light to medium body with a smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Not bad. The 7% ABV is well hidden which makes for easy drinking.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (10072) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2015
On June 19, 2015. At Big Rock Urban Eatery & Brewery, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Clear deep copper oxide color, off-white head. Fruity, soem toffee taste. Dry, fruity aftertaste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, medium low bitterness. Weird cheese scent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (10134) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Can from Andrew - thanks! Very malty and sweet aroma. Taste is also quite sweet. Hint of peat. Decent for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobBestwick (893) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
From a can. Sweet dried fruit aroma. Pours copper in colour with a short lived off white head. Well carbonated. Vanilla and toffee flavours. Full bodied with a sweet malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (7562) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 25, 2015
A fine inviting clear deep nutty color with a tan head. The head vanish quite soon. Fruity, malty and a bit coca cola in the aroma. Nice body and a fine carbonation. Quite fresh and easy to drink. Slightly sweet and an ok bitterness. Dried fruits, caramel malty, some vanilla and mild peat. Quite decent strong scotch ale.
[Can from a trade with mcberko]

Canadian province #5

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GregClow (3371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle. Dark red-chestnut with a thin wisp of a head that disappears quickly. Aroma of caramel, light vanilla, bit of overripe fruit, and a background tang that I cant quite put my finger on, but its vaguely unpleasant. Flavour has some vague sweetness up from - bit of caramel, bit of brown sugar, bit of vanilla - followed by some oxidized apple, an odd suggestion of sour smoke, and a very short hit of twiggy dryness before it stops dead on the back of the palate. A rather odd beer that feels like a mightve met a scotch ale once or twice, but hasnt quite figured out how to be one.

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