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HOPPIN’ FROG LIQUOR BARREL AGED OUTTA KILTER SCOTCH-STYLE RED ALE

Amazing depth and clarity define liquored up version of scintillating Scotch-styled red ale. Sweet peated Scotch malting settles alongside brown chocolate-spiced dried fruiting as well as warm rum-soaked sherry, bourbon and burgundy wining. Chocolate-covered cherry, buttered pecan, raspberry puree, sugared fig and raisin illusions deepen kaleidoscopic flavor profile.

DARK HORSE SCOTTY KARATE SCOTCH ALE

Malleable ‘wee heavy’ brings peaty molasses-smoked Scotch malting to sharp-hopped dried fruiting. Fig-spiced cherry, plum and prune illusions cluster next to dim tobacco-roasted chocolate-vanilla conflux. Buttered pecan, vinous grape and caramel apple undertones fill out smooth medium body. On tap at Growler & Gill ’18, bold Scotch ale soaks peat-smoked cherrywood into brown-sugared toffee, dewy moss earthiness and uneasy perfume hop splotch, leaving dried fruiting in the rear view mirror.

COTTRELL PERRY’S REVENGE ALE

Harsh Scotch ale (with 8.5% alcohol) needs better distinction. Shrill hop-coarsened cherry-grape conflux seeps into honeyed Scotch malting, caramelized brown sugaring and chocolate-covered raisin smidgen as well as wavered whiskey whir. Sugared fig, purple grape, red cherry and black cherry tones receive syrupy maple molasses lick and minor coffee-stained snip, but gnarly alcohol burn scoffs compromised fruited plain.