BrewDog Scotch Ale

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Scotch Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Thistle


on tap


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
A 7.5% indulgent malty treat combining honey and 8 different malts.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bennet65 (88) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2012
of the 4 promo brews ordered online, this was the clear winner. huge flavour and aroma. a much better beer than dogma, they should substitue them but sadly this will probably never be seen again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (20221) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2012
Courtesy of Jan (fonefan)
The color is almost back, with creamy brownish head. The aroma of dark malts is mild but subtle, interesting, with light bread and light smoke. Its full bodied, with round and smooth mouthfeel; the flavor is a succession of waves: malt, chocolate, molasses; there is a moderate sweetness and some light smoke; some bitterness just in the final, that gets just slightly dry.
Great balanced beer, that can be sipped for long, and enjoyed with cheese.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tombyars (1670) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2012
Tasted this at the BrewDog, Glasgow in January 2012. Cask, draft flow system dispense. Dull black in colour with a thin buff head which rapidly vanished. Strong notes of liquorice and molasses, long in the nose. Creamy smooth mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give a sweet complex base with a clootie dumpling base laden with strong honey notes. Very sweet treacle toffee and Bassets liquorice allsorts full in the mouth. No sign of hop resins in this. Finish like the aftertaste is sweet and very malty with oak cask mead notes warming in the throat. One of my favourites from the portfolio.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2971) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle from
Dark ruby brown...frothy tan head that dissipated to thin layer..some lacing
Aroma - dark sweet caramel malts..light smoke..hint of spicy hops in background but loads of malt....some roasted malt...touch of honey...dark fruits
Taste - Dark rick sweet caramel malts...some sweet roasted malt....plain sweet chocolate...bit of treacle..dark honey...bit woody...dark fruits...molasses...some port notes
Palate - soft carb...medium to full body...very smooth...silky...sticky bit oily texture. Finish - lots of complex malts...bit more woody bitterness ...smooth..cleans well.....very little hop
Overall - I like these rich malty Scotch Ales...its really good - glad I had it bottled, would not work on tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (5647) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle, shared by BBGTC. Pours a deep brown, near-black body with a small beige head. Aroma is caramelized sugars, hints of licorice, molasses and dark malts. Taste is licorice, dark malts, dark syrup, caramel and hints of burnt sugar. Nice. Smooth and velvety mouthfeel. A very good scotch from the Scots of BrewDog.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (4484) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2012
0.33l bottle from BrewDog webshop. A really dark dark brown - almost black - beer with a nice big and quite lasting creamy chocolaty head thats lacing nicely down the glass. Its quite malty with grassy biscuits - an almost herbal grassy flavor also with some dry chocolate and deep dark caramel. Not extreme but quite nice. Has a average carbonation level and its really slick and oily texture. Lovely roasted and dark coffee flavors with sweet sweet licorice and caramel. Its actually almost a bit cloying its so sweet, but eventually it worked out to be a really nice sipper that lasted for quite some time. 21.01.2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (3620) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a large head. Aroma is chestnut and woody malt, touch of honey. Taste has a woody, dark malfunction start. Sweet, burnt finish. Thick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (4559) - Burgos, SPAIN - JAN 12, 2012
Keg @ Brewdog Glasgow. Black colour, beige head. Nose is deep roasted malts, chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits. Medium bodied. Dry and roasty finish. Pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (4739) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2012
Keg @ BrewDog Glasgow. Very dark brown colour fast disappearing head. Toffee malt aroma. Roasted chocolate flavour, quite smooth. Strong & heavy but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (7207) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2012
330ml Bottle - Dark brown with a foamy tan head. Marzipan, dried fruit, roasted malt and some smoky hints in the aroma. Fruity, malty and roasted taste with raisins, marzipan and almonds detected. There is also a noticeable, yet subtle, sweetness in the finish.

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