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Serve in Thistle

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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A big bastard of an award winning brew. Exceptionally smooth with rich maltiness and a touch of smoky peat character.

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3.5
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2010
1 oz at the GABF in Denver. Dark brown, tan head. Aroma of carmel, sligh peak smoked malts. Carmels, peat smoke, earthy-grassy hops. Med carbonation. medium body, oily and a bit gritty.

3.6
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Definitely one of the top brews for Silver City. Once called the Fat Bastard, it is large. Peaty, mildly smokey, hopped, and slightly boozey. Smooth malt compliments all this and you have yourself a tasty beverage.

3.7
bhensonb (15745) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Bomber from Suzy Greenberg. Thanks Ben. Pours dark ruby with a fine foamy tan head. Smells like malt. Medium body with fine carbonation. Flavor is smooth malt with some smoke and vanilla. There’s enough bitter to help sooth the malt. Drinks very well.

4.2
Gachupines (1252) - USA - JUN 23, 2010
Dark brown, almost black with a thin tan head. Aroma is strong malt, with some strong peat in the nose. Flavor is aggressive yet smooth in the finish. Peat is heavy with a smokiness in the body. Slightly sweet, strong malt presence especially in the finish. Aftertaste is a little sweet, almost but not quite cloying. Very good Scotch Ale here.

3
OldMrCrow (2446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Growler from the Beer Authority.

Dark, dark brown pour. Aggressive flavors, heavy peat and lots of alcohol; sweet with pancake syrup and baked apples. The alcohol comes on too hard to make this one a masterpiece, I fear. The long-aged bottle of Fat Woody that I had was vastly superior.

3.1
raphael (1291) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2010
Caramel and alcohol with some distant hop scent. This bottle was flat so probably a sub-par experience. flavors of caramel, cherry, alcohol. not enough balance or complexity.

3.8
Skyview (6099) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Received a 22-oz bomber via trade with 5000. Pours a burnt reddish brown colored brew with a thick and lumpy off-white head that has some nice retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted caramel malt, some smoked peat, toffee, and floral hops. Taste is semi-sweet peat and caramel malt flavors. Medium bodied, soft carbonation with addition flavors of dark pitted fruits and floral hops. Finish is semi-sweet, candied berries, peat and toffee aftertaste that slowly disappears. Actually, quite nice for a full strength scotch ale.

3.7
MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Pours a cola-like color with no head. nose is of peat, malt and smoke. Taste is the same peat and malt. Mouthfeel is medium-thin. Not bad.

3.6
BarossaLuke (552) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2009
Light brown with red hue, little head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is slightly burnt toffee, a little peatish/smoke aroma, caramel with a slight American hop aroma too. Slightly smoky and caramel on the palate, again with a very slight American hop flavour of fruit and citrus. Some nice raisin/fruit cake flavour too. Medium to full bodied, well balanced. An obvious American take on the style, but that is in no way a negative thing. Good beer!

3.5
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin head. Nose is standard for the style, hints of molasses, smoke, and dark fruits. Taste is very smoky, lots of brown sugar, molases, maple syrup and booze.


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