Terrapin Side Project 90 Shelling Scotch Ale

Formerly brewed at Terrapin Beer Company
Style: Scotch Ale
Athens, Georgia USA
Serve in Thistle


on tap


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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
Volume 6: Traditionally, the Scotch call this beer 90 shilling. At Terrapin, we know it as “90 Shelling.” Magnificently malty, this 90 Shelling Scotch Ale pays tribute to the full bodied ales of Scotland.

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obguthr (6538) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Slutfest 6: Rich malt nose, walnut and pecan. Clear chestnut color, thin head. Pecans, sweet, not really like the pie though. Medium body, soft carbonation. Aged just fine.

slowrunner77 (12471) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
magnificently malty? maybe, but little to no smokey peet malt in the aroma and little in the flavor. full bodies? er...no. looked inviting, and the aroma was nice if a little light, and i was hoping for more peet. body was a little too carbonated for the style, and a touch light. the flavor was also pleasant, but light on chocolate malt, although there was a touch of smokiness not present in the aroma. lots of caramel malt. alcohol comes out a little and has a slight warming effect as the beer reached room temp. nice, but too little too late. a disappointment for a special release."

Travlr (25558) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle. Medium brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of figs, dates, other dark fruit. Taste is sweet toffee, butterscotch, fruit. Interesting.

Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Originally reviewed: 7/7/09. Pours a deep tawny amber with a thin off-white head on top. Little retention and little lacing. Smells of caramel, brown sugar, and toasted bread. The mouth is crisp, yet smooth. Just enough carbonation on the tongue to be pleasant. Flavor profile is of deep caramel malts washed in hops. There’s a decent hop bite on the finish that I wasn’t expecting. Bready aftertaste. This is a very good Scotch Ale. Not as bold as the Wee Heavies, but very satisfying.

SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle at Tally Crew tasting: Poured a black brown with light head. Aroma is leafy and malt. Taste is sweet malt, right up my alley. Really enjoy this style.

drowland (8895) - Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2011
3/18/11. Bomber. Hazy brown pour with a small white head. Rich caramel malt aroma with some mint as well. Rich malty caramel flavor with burnt sugar, a hint of smoke, and more.

chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
The beer pours a surprising dark brown with not much head, retention or lacing. The beer is fairly clear. The aroma is light alcohol not a ton of other stuff going on here. The taste is a little scothy bur overall pretty boring.

mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2011
22oz, sweet caramel aroma, sweet, sweet, sweet. Maybe a slight hoppiness to it. Not bad, maybe a slight oxidation. Still very good.

DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Poured into a snifter. 3.5 A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color. One and a half fingers of creamy/frothy beige head with below average retention and a small ring of lacing. 4.0 S: Biscuity and grainy malts. Some toffee, brown sugar, and a STRONG candied plum aroma. Doesn’t stand out, but is very pleasant. 3.5 T: Really reserved for the style. There isn’t enough sweetness, which can be explained by the thin body by wee heavy standards. Malts are again grainy and biscuity with the same toffee, brown sugar, and plum. The problem is that all of these flavors other than the graininess are present in low quantities. 3.0 M: Ligher medium to medium body. There’s enough carbonation, but it isn’t spritzy enough and the beer lies heavy on the tongue. Otherwise, super smooth. 4.0 D: This isn’t the most flavorful, but it goes down super easy. I’d think nothing of drinking a few bombers of this by myself. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-13-2011 03:48:57

unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2010
VOL 6::
22oz bottle, foil wrapped. not sure how I missed this rating and happened to have a bottle cellar-ed. Pours dark brown color, stable tan head. Aroma of dark fruits and heavy toasted malts, some soy. Very nice malt. Nice bit of oxidation in the nose. It is an aged bottle.
Flavor of dark toast, burnt barley grains, chocolate, watery coffee, and heavy burnt sugar. Lots of toast flavors in the finish. A bit stronger than I remember. Still very smooth, full bodied.

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