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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WheatKing (1329) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - JUL 4, 2012
I really enjoyed this one... I think its the ashy mouthfeel that does it for me. Or maybe because Scotch ales are all too often cloying, and this one struck the perfect balance for my taste. I have a love affair with nuts too and this one of course reminded me of that (dont tell my SO). Kept it at the back of my fridge way too long.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (3292) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
(Originally written for the Summer 2010 issue of TAPS Magazine.) Scotch Ale is a style not often brewed in Canada, so a tip of the hat to Russell for taking a crack at it as part of their Russell Brewmaster Series of limited edition brews. It has the requisite mahogany-brown colour with a creamy cap of off-white foam, and an on-point aroma of sweet, caramel-like malt with a nutty edge and a hint of smoke. The body is on the light side for the style (as is the 6.5% alcohol level), but the flavour makes up for it, with pleasant notes of dark toffee, roasted nuts, a bit of cocoa, and just enough hops to balance the sweetness without being noticeable otherwise. I generally like a bit more heft in both body and booze from my Scotch Ales, but this one is so enjoyable otherwise that Ill let it slide.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PBM (1) - - JUN 12, 2012 does not count
My new favourite. Not one to quaff after cutting the grass on a hot summer day. More of a winter ale. Delightful. roasty, caramel, resin, floral, smoke,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2717) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 1, 2012
Pours a dark brown. Smells and tastes like dark roasted malts and some nice coffee notes as well. Thin mouthfeel though. Average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (4930) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Bottle: Poured a brown with a red edge hint, head was off white. Aroma was off white with strong roasted/caramel malt. Taste was sweet malts slight roastiness, and hints of vanilla bean as well. Very yummy!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenryXXX (204) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2012
Pours a rusty brown with a fluffy off white head. Smells of malt. The flavor starts with a lot of malty characteristic and subtle butter scotch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (3352) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2012
650ml brown bottle. Deep red brown pour, clear. Long lasting creamy head, light tan in colour, decent glass coating sticky lace. Nose has toffee, light roast, wood, nut and grain. Taste sweet caramel malts, earth, roasted barley. Malty and earthy finish with some toffee. Late hops bring some nice finishing bitterness. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation, smooth. A good dark ale, mellow in spots but flavourful enough to keep me drinking it. Would not mind drinking this one again which is more than I can say for a handful of Russells beers. This one is well done and has some depth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
v1rgil (151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
Pours oil black with medium carbonation, medium head that dissipates to thin. Aroma: Roasted caramel malty and sweet almost like caramel apple without the apple. Just caramel then First sip is sweet coffee with a bit of peat smokiness After is sweet and lingering peat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7239) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 14, 2012
Bottle 650 ml
Aroma: hops with cola , caramel , clean fresh combination. 7+
Appearance: pours as dark brown liquid with lighter tanned beige cap. Fairly low carbonation. 3-
Body , Flavour , Palate and Final Notes: medium bodied. Earthy sides with slight nutty accents with roasted like caramel feel on top. Enough heft to be substantial. I like this rendering of style. Good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (7714) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Draft at carderos. Hazy dark brown with a dense and rocky tan mousse on top. Mild peat and brown bread nose. Creamy medium body with soft wooly carb. Brown bread, light peat, and a bit of molasses on the mid palate. Subdued and likable.

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