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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 4.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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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4.3
andrewje41 (4867) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2018
Bottle pour, enjoyed during a blind barrel aged beers tasting. This was probably the most unique offering during the tasting for me. One that I loved on first sip, and all throughout, but couldn't quite get a grasp on what it was, or even the style. Aroma is tart forward, maybe a little wine like. Caramel orange pour, slightly rich malts. Red wine soft entry and linger. Might not know what it is, but it's super good. After the reveal, I was pretty surprised, especially since I put this bottle into the blind myself. 2016 vintage. Belgian style sour scotch ale. How did I not think of that! I've had so many of them! I really do think this is a special offering from these guys. Never had anything like it. Really captures the wine barrels well, and refuses to be boozy, even at double digits. A great amount of sour going on too. A lingering pucker, and it pairs wonderfully with the wine note. Would love to get another bottle of this. Really good stuff.

3.8
slowrunner77 (13912) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 12, 2018
Only doesn't look like a stout when it's back-lit (dark brown w red tint and tan head). Intersting take on the fat scotch. Still quite malty and almost confused with both Belgian yeast fruit and mustiness and red wine and oak all making there presence known. Cool and unique, though. Goes down surprisingly easy for 10%.

3.7
DenverLogan (1359) - North Bend, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2018
From a 500 ml bottle into a stem glass. Label says Belgian Sour Scotch Ale. Pours dark brown with small tan head and lace. Aroma of dark fruit, wood. Medium carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of caramel malt, dark fruits, oak wood, tart cherries. Overall complex and intriguing.

3.7
robforbes (2312) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2017
2017 - Oak Barrel-Aged Pours a clear mahogany with a thin tan head and okay lacing. Smell is sour, woody, some hops, and alcohol. Taste is as it smells, sour, hops, dark fruits, and wood. Ends strong.

3.9
cobaink2 (916) - 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 (15398) - 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 (11711) - 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 (1682) - 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 (3804) - GUAM - 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 (1281) - 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.


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