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RATINGS: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
If you’re not familiar with Scotch Ales as a beer style, they’re all about malt sweetness and smoke (at least in the US). This has lead to a common misconception that all ales brewed in Scotland fit this deScription, though a closer examination of brewing history shows that Scottish brewers have always brewed a range of styles, including IPA, as well as other lighter and more subtle styles. History is interesting, but some details will always be forgotten; as such, you’d be hard pressed to find a traditional American-style Scotch Ale that doesn’t use some portion of smoked malt.
Smuttynose Scotch Ale is still smoky, though we’ve substituted beechwood smoked malt for malt smoked with peat, the “traditional” American choice. The change results in a softer smoke character that we prefer.

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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Had on tap at Quality in Champaign. Served in a shaker pint. A: Pours a dark ruby color with a thin tan head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin film and leaves splotches of lace. S: Nice peaty smoke with a touch of roasted malts. Nice sweetness as well with just a touch of hops. T: Nice peat flavors with a little smokey malt. Some roasted malt notes with a little backend sweetness. Minimal hop flavors in the background as well. M: Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and a medium carbonation level. O: This was a pretty straightforward scotch ale. Nice peat and smoke with a sweet malt profile. Serving type: on-tap


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enriclozano (81) - - OCT 10, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2017 Botella compartida en Club Cata Olut. Demasiado dulce. El dulce tapa todo lo otro.

2.5
Aineta (29) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 10, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2017 servida en ampolla de 75cl en el Club de Cata Olut, Sabadell. En nas dolça, carmel, regalèssia. En tast més dolçor. Too much sweet...

2.4
Dí dac (4) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 10, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2017 Massa dolça com a proposta perquè trobis els fumata que diu tenir, emmascara matisos i al tercer glop comença a empalagar...

4
Lilja (3474) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2017
Flaska delad med Samuel214, tack! Bäst före-datum passerat med dryga 2,5 år. Brunmurken, smutsdisig med fingerhögt, gräddigt, beigevitt skum. Fadd, matt doft av fudge, karamell, farinsocker, mörk torkad frukt, smörkola, russin, gammal kartong, malt och lönnsirap. Mellanstor, len kropp. Ligger nära i smaken. Fadd och matt maltbas med karamell, farinsocker, mörk torkad frukt, lönnsirap och lite ek. Gjorts bra av att ligga ett tag verkar det som! Rökmalten märks dock inte direkt. Svag för den här typen av maltig öl när den legat ett tag, kanske lite väl generös med poäng...

4.2
Samuel214 (1362) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2017
Flaska delad med Lilja, tack! Bäst före-datum passerat med dryga 2,5 år. Brunmurken, smutsdisig med fingerhögt, gräddigt, beigevitt skum. Fadd, matt doft av fudge, karamell, farinsocker, mörk torkad frukt, smörkola, russin, gammal kartong, malt och lönnsirap. Mellanstor, len kropp. Ligger nära i smaken. Fadd och matt maltbas med karamell, farinsocker, mörk torkad frukt, lönnsirap och lite ek. Gjorts bra av att ligga ett tag verkar det som! Rökmalten märks dock inte direkt. Svag för den här typen av maltig öl när den legat ett tag, kanske lite väl generös med poäng...

3.5
esp0r (2927) - NORWAY - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle enjoyed at home
Dark red, dense beige head. Smelll of fruity malts, dried fruits, toffee, hints of toast. Heavy sweet, alot of toffee, nice biscuit flavors, dried fruits, fruity flavors, hints of toast. A very big bottle to consume alone though. Still, quite good stuff

3.6
snoworsummer (5962) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2016 Bottle from the brewery. Pours hazy dark amber with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like nutty malt, booze, toffee, and earth. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like nutty malt, toffee, booze, and earth.

3.7
melush (4486) - SPAIN - DEC 7, 2016
Bottle 65cl. @ The Beer Garden Store, Madrid, Spain. A: Reddish amber. T: Malt, caramel, smoke, slightly bitter.

3.7
JStax (7132) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Draft pour. Clear copper pour with a beige cap of foam. Not much retention. Aroma is caramel, dough, crusty bread, some molasses. Very malty, sweet taste. Sticky mouthfeel. Big body and moderate carbonation.

3.8
dfinney23 (3395) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Aroma is sweet and malty and lightly smokey. Taste is similar but the finish is like a fine sipping rum, which was unexpected. 2013 vintage on tap at the brewery.


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