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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 4.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Fat (Bastard) Scotch Ale fermented with Belgian yeast and then aged extensively in Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet wine barrels.

Brewery press release:

A scotch ale that is a scotch ale no more. Leaving its Scottish roots long behind in the summer of 2010, the ale adventured out to find its own way. Belgian influences from a host of micro-organisms have soured this once sweet behemoth.

Hints of fig, plum and tart cherries occur naturally; the result of its unique fermentation. Over time, Le Fat has softened and mellowed while gaining refinement and character through extended aging in Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet barrels.

Released on Friday May 25th, 2012.

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3.9
cobaink2 (694) - seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2017
2013 vintage with a gold foil cap. Crown cap with a cork. Don’t get it. Pours an interesting cola like appearance. On first sip there is a bit of noticeable vinegar. Some brown sugar, red wine and root beer flavors. A touch of vanilla to round it out. Not bad really. Has a nice warming flavor to it. Not overly tart but just enough.

4.1
Tmoney99 (14501) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear dark reddish/brown color with an average tan head that lasted with excellent lacing. Very complex dark tart fruit, wood and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a tingly texture and flat carbonation. Full complex dark fruit sweet flavor with solid fruity sweet finish and a very small bite of alcohol. Very good standout brew.

4
alexsdad06 (10436) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2016
750 ml bottle capped and corked via trade and shared with Tmoney99. Pours a deep mahogany color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have caramel malts, light toast, dark fruits, a nice tart character throughout, vinous, wood,some Belgian yeast, a touch acidic,some earthy notes, lots of fun, I didn’t know what to expect from this one but was pleasantly surprised.

4.1
trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Nothing like Fat Bastard. Wow. Tart cherries and dark fruit over what was once a very sweet beer. High carb, nice and dusty, with significant tannins from the barrels. Lovely.

4.1
Capa (3303) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Deep ruby red with an effervescent tan head. Aroma is full of tart cherry, lightly sweet, some must, slight vinous, a hint of booze. Body has nice tiny bubbles with a good dry mouthfeel in the end. Flavor is mostly tart cherry with a good bit of yeast, musty notes, and a bit of woody notes. Finish is sour and dry. A very nice brew. The most interesting and complex offering I’ve had from Silver City.

4
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark hazy copper hue with fizzy off white heads that dissipated to a ring. Aroma is lactic, oak, straw, caramel, scotch, earthy. Mouthfeel is fantastic with a medium body and zesty carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness followed by a tartness in the following and a clean finish. Overall this is a really nice brew.

3.4
jsnicholas (628) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle (750ml): Pours a clearish brown. Not much head but lots and lots of carbonation. Good lacing. I do get hints of the Fat Scotch Ale in this, but there are also the funky smells and high carbonation and tartness. Overall a very nice sour, but I prefer the straight Scotch Ale. For me, no need to spend the big bucks for this when I enjoy the very awesome Fat Scotch Ale, but if you prefer Sours, you might really like this.

4.2
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2014
750, corked, capped, and foiled. Gorgeous, gorgeous presentation. Pours a crystal clear but very, very dark amber with a big surging bubbly head that settles away very quickly. Piercing tangy balsamic and soft lemony nose with great earthy, peaty underpinnings and lots and lots and lots of fresh barrel stave. Very appealing, not least due to its uniqueness. The oak would piss me off in most other beers when it’s this present, but here it feels harmonious despite its intense forwardness. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Earthy, peaty, complex attack, followed by a tangier mid palate and a long dry oaky finish that’s effervescent enough to stay coherent. It never leans too far one way or another, despite needing to balance several very different and very pronounced elements in its flavor and aromatics profiles. Beautifully done. You definitely have not heard enough about how spectacular this beer is, so now you have to drink some so you’ll know.

4
Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - JUN 7, 2014
750 ml bottle -- thanks, Tom! Pours clear ruby with khaki head that quickly dissipates to a ring. Cherry, vanilla, and balsamic vinegar on the nose. Taste brings a nice tartness, with pronounced oak and a bit of smoke. There’s a little copper initially, but that drops off. Finishes dry. Overall: this is really nice.

4.2
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Overall I think this is quite good. The biggest problem it has is that the beer is slightly unbalanced. Specifically, the sourness overshadows the base scotch ale a bit too much. Somewhat of a nitpick, however.


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