RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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-founder’s 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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beernbourbon (1600) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Bottle. Pour is faintly hazy copper/ gold with a small white head. Flavor and aroma are huge smokey, peaty scotch. Like a lot of scotch. There is also a light butterscotch note in the finish and just enough sweetness to make this palatable. Alcohol present. Share this with many people or drink it all if you love peaty, smokey scotch. Not my favorite, but certainly a different beer. Not boring.

BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle and served in my La Chouffe tulip: Pours a hazy coppery golden hue with a fading head and spotty lace. The aroma has a rich caramelized malt overtone along with moderate peat and charred vapours. Very earthy, woody and displays a unique ripened fruit ester as well. The taste is all about the confluence of malt and peat, shockingly well balanced with just a touch of hop bitterness. Lovely olde school malting really works with the Scotch barrel IMO. Again there is a random fruitiness that adds a nice level of complexity to this brew. My only worries about this is a potential for some wild yeasties to suddenly turn this beer bad. It is quite warming much like a good scotch and does display some of that medicinal aftertaste found with peaty liquids. Overall I am actually surprised by this, I honestly did not expect it to be so good.

mcrae19 (59) - - FEB 7, 2013
Pours a beautiful honey color with a small head. Instant aroma of peat smoke and the phenols (medicinal/Band Aid) you can expect from smoked peat. Strong whisky presence in the nose and flavor, with a hint of sweetness and ash. Carbonation level is perfect. Powerful, pipe tobacco finish. An excellent beer.

jandd1983 (4544) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 3, 2013
It poured a cloudy orange color with a white head. The aroma was scotch with some smokiness and spiciness. The taste was like a smoky scotch with notes of oak, vanilla and spices. This was really good.

ehecker (1) - - FEB 3, 2013 does not count
A near perfect beer of it’s type. It’s a single malt scotch ale without cutting corners. If you don’t like this beer, its because you don’t like single malt scotch ale.

GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Murky yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is scotch whisky. taste is scotch whisky, iodine, little smoke, creamy mouthfeel with a little dry aftertaste. This is a beer for any scoth enthusiast and a great introduction to scoth flavors to a novice like myself. Very tasty, nice lacing. The alc was well hidden. A beer that invites you to buy some more which I will do tomorrow.

Braudog (6803) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle. Holy crap ... I gotta get some of this for my dad, the Scotch drinker. This carries a bountiful nose of Celtic whiskey that reminds me of home. It drinks with a full-on Scotch flavor, riding high on an otherwise light, orange-amber body. If you like Scotch and beer, you will love this combination. (#4931, 1/22/2013)

Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2013
750ml bottle. I’m a huge fan of single malt scotches and was excited to try this. Golden amber body with an eggshell head. Nose is peat, caramel, and bread. Smells and taste a lot like scotch which wasn’t a bad thing. Flavors of toffee, slightly fruity, wood, and a smokey finish.

SudsMcDuff (8468) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2013
750 brown bottle .. . deep gold tan .. medium head, lacing is thick .. . earthy and chewy .. a great brew, would love to see where this goes in the next year or two .. . . all you eat pancakes!?! more like sit down you fat fuck, here’s some more diabetes for your jiggly ass..

cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Tap @ Schlafly St. Louis. Pours a dark golden appearance with a tan head. Boozy, scotch, peaty, cloying fruity aroma. Rich orange citrusy, huge Scotch, very boogy/peaty, boozy flavor. Kind of hard to drink and cloying.

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