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RATINGS: 56   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-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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4.1
Travlr (25533) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber color, medium cream colored head. Aroma of Lagavulin, one of my favorites. Taste is chewy and peaty. Very nice.
Earlier Rating: 12/11/2012 Total Score: 4
Bottle as Single Malt Scottish. Hazy golden color, fluffy white edge head. Aroma of anice leary single malt! Whoa! Taste is similar. More whoa!

3.2
jtclockwork (16857) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle shared by Jesse at John’s 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.

4.3
bhensonb (15498) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Capped 750 from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours very hazy orange with a foamy/frothy off-white head. Aroma is peat and wood. Kind of opens up the nasal passage. Cause there’s alcohol there too. Full bodied. Flavor is peat smoke, wood and arguably something fruity. This is not the overwhelming Brewdog approach, but it is really, firmly smoked. Coats the mouth. Finishes that way, but it seems fair to say that the level of smoke is strong, but not annoying like a Paradox. Oh, did I type that? How gauche.

3.2
djd07 (15293) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle thanks to Russell. Pours a cloudy orange yellow with small white head. The aroma is strong peat and oak. Medium mouthfeel with strong peat and smoke. Good.

3.4
Drake (14038) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2013
750 mL bottle from Beer Run. Pours a hazy dark orange color with a large foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of big whiskey notes, earth, peat, wood, leather, toasty and nutty malts. The taste is pretty intense whiskey and smoke, leather, earth, sweet caramel malts. Medium bodied, lingering spiciness from the smoke, slightly cloying malts, low carbonation. Interestng beer but I fear it may get tiresome quickly.

3.6
BeerandBlues2 (13646) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is dates, pear and apple esters with cookie and caramel malt, earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruity esters, brown sugar, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.4
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2015
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with small white head. Aroma of peat, scotch, grass, and wood. Flavor of peat/smoke, caramel, herbs, and brown sugar with a watery mouthfeel.

3.7
jcwattsrugger (12507) - 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.

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slowrunner77 (12466) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2014
"Really looking forward to this one. Lighter is color than anticipated. Big whiff of smokey peat right off the bat. Definitely acccentuates the barrels, in a good way. Lots of peat in the flavor too. Bordering on overdone, but I don’t think it was. Never had their Wee Heavy or whatever the base was, so it’s hard to tell how much the barrels covered, but this was a damn good beer."

3.5
DocLock (10836) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2013
750 shared at Craft Ale House courtesy of a PUB’R acolyte. Poured hazy gold with fizzy white head. Nose was pale malt, scotch, oak. Tasted of noble hops, pale malt, peaty scotch and oak. Overall got real close to the elusive Scotch/Beer boundary, and I found this one to be enjoyable.


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