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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Schlafly Single Malt Scottish Ale is brewed with a single variety of barley, Optic, from the Cook family farm in Scotland (owned by our co-founders in-laws). The flavor of the Optic is balanced by British hops for bitterness and a UK yeast strain for a fresh, bready flavor. We age the beer in freshly-emptied Highland Scotch Whisky barrels from the Glen Garioch Distillery only 10 miles from the farm where the barley was grown.

Our Single Malt Scottish Ale is offered in celebration of the 21st anniversary of Schlafly Beer.

This 2012 vintage will age well in a cool, dark place for several years, bit it is ready to enjoy now.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
750ml bottle, 2012 vintage. Nose of sweet, light, honeyish malt, smoky, briny scotch, oak, and alcohol. Medium golden in color, with a lasting, uneven head, some sparse lacing as well. Flavor profile is strongly peaty, smoky, alcoholic and full of scotch barrel character from start to finish, which is not a negative connotation per se, but scotch is unmistakably the dominant character here. Some oak, light tannin and alcoholic warmth, with a smooth, gently acidic feel and a full body. Not like anything Ive had to date.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (469) - Kansas, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Plenty of oaky banana char beneath smokey bacon and bright citrusy notes; warming, interesting, and enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12314) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2013
shared by Jesterdeal-750 bottle-thin white-hazy gold. A-initially lemon, peat/scotch, med malt. Softens and sweetens as it warms. T-sweet med malt-caramel, scotch/peat, spice/earthy hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle shared with James and John. Aroma is highland scotch whiskey. Peaty and scotchy and only missing the whiskey burn. Pours buttery orange with a good frothy head. Taste is that of a smooth scotch and soda with a nice buttery honey finish. As this warms, the malt back keeps getting tastier. I recommend milking this one until its good and warm. A pleasant surprise.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (15596) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle shared by Jesse at Johns house. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste is peat, scotch, peat, scotch and citrus. Kind of like a scotch cut by lemon water. Medium body. Gets better as it warms.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1468) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle. Hazy copper color in the glass with a froth of white foam that settles down quickly. Aroma is light, clean whiskey with dry oak and sweeter malt with peat. Taste is heavy on the scotch but there is also a nice peat character with some touches of sweet malt and dry alcohol spice with oak into the finish. Relatively dry mouthfeel. Nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1945) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2013
750 ml bottle, 2012 vintage. Served in a thistle glass, the beer pours a cloudy golden/orange color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like whiskey, peat, caramel, oak, bready/grainy malt and some pears. The flavor starts off very peaty. Theres also some bready malt/grain, oak, pears, candied fruit, iodine, honey and toffee noticeable too. I think the peaty and sweet flavors mesh well together in this brew, it tastes better and better the longer I drink it. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, its chewy and coating with moderate carbonation. I like this beer a lot, Ill have to see if I can find another bottle. Definitely worth trying! $10.99 a bottle.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tgncc (3118) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2013
From Savor NYC 2013. This beer reeked of scotch...cheap scotch. The aroma was peat smoked malts, booze. The appearance was red/brown, off-white head. The flavor was like the aroma, like Johnnie Walker Red poured into a beer. The finish was boozy. Not good, in my opinion.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csaso (2190) - Missouri, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle - fair size foamy head, nice dark copper color, sweet and woody malt aroma and flavor, pretty strong alcohol notes, definitely a sipping beer but good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2013
750ml bottle, shared by phaleslu. Totally hazy golden amber color. Nice white head, some lace. Bigger body. Lighter carbonation. Light chewiness to the body. Definitely peaty. Light to moderate amount of smoke. Light caramel malt. Some vegetable and smoke. Sweeter taste. Interesting, big, but pretty intense stuff


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