Brewed by Russell Brewing Company
Style: Scotch Ale
Surrey, Canada
Serve in Thistle


on tap


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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
A wee angry scotch ale is part of the Russell Brewmaster Series: a succession of small batch beers that push taste boundaries and explore new styles of beers. This beer has been brewed with a blend of Scottish specialty malts in the style of a 19th century 90 Shilling Scotch Ale - a strong, dark ale with a dominant malt accent that originated in Edinburgh. This batch of beer was brewed by Jack Bensley, Eric Dubuc and Anders McKinnon, Russell Brewing Company 2010.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (2323) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
Rating #1010 - March 1st, 2014 - On a #blinddate at Beer Revolution. Should never take skanks to a beer bar I like. Light brown amber pour with a bubbly tan foam with little retention. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee, vanilla, oak, honey. Taste is quite sweet at first, prolonged oaky vanilla, light tobacco, toffee sweetness and the presence of oak in the body. I enjoyed this beer more as it started to warm. Very nice medium-full body, mild alcohol note on the palate which is typical for the style, and lots of rich sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vadie (1253) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
Ambr sombre avec un petit col beige. Larme du malt avec un peu de tourbe. Le got est pareil avec un peu de sucre. Cest un peu mince pour le style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brleo (78) - - JAN 1, 2014
Really decent, flavorful scotch ale. Looks like a Newcastle Brown Ale. Aroma is slightly sour, very malty, lots of toast. Good flavor - nutty, some brown sugar, heavy malt, with a little bit of sweetness reminiscent of something like Gulden Draak (though nearly as sweet). Palate is great - low carbonation, nice and smooth. Worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (3330) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
On tap. Pours a reddish brown with medium head. Aromas of spice cake, biscuits, and roasted malts. Flavours of burnt malts, light liquorice, and dried dark fruit. Dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Whids (60) - - SEP 21, 2013
Pours dark ruby reddish brown with nice off white head. Sweetish aroma, maybe vanilla and caramel. There are hints of sweetness and it is nicely balanced, but fall a little short in the finish. Very easy drinking Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
markysvette (3) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 17, 2013 does not count
A wee bit more colour, but very nice on the palate. Definitely going in my beer fridge. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
koppertone (63) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2013
Pours dark brown with minimal head. Strong malt odor and taste, darker than I thought it would be and close to a porter. Heavy mouthfeel, smooth. Pleasant but a bit heavier than I imagined would have again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
Sample at Picaroon's Brewer's Bash. Dark brown colour. Vanilla, scotch, smoke aromas. Taste is vanilla, brown sugar, scotch and some smoke, but it wasn't very full. Good start, but could have gone further. Good if you like a less intense scotch ale, I guess. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (1875) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2013
A decent scotch ale. Pours a beautiful deep red with a thick white head. Smells like vanilla, full aroma, Taste is pretty malty, about a little bit boring. Little bit of vanilla, but tastes slightly watered down. Had on tap at Whet in Vancouver. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
maley1 (1204) - Calgary, CANADA - JUL 12, 2013
Dark brown/ruby red pour with small off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel and hint of smoke. Taste of roasted malt, slight caramel, hint of peat, slight nuttiness and faint hop on the finish. Medium carbonation, light bodied. Nothing really memorable about this one.

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