A warm bourbon-sweetened rye quilt provides mellow serenity for barrel-aged wee heavy. Mildly vinous red grape souring contrasts spicy caramelized malts as well as delightful sherry, merlot, armagnac and cognac illusions. Brown-sugared rye whiskey finish is heavenly.
Engaging wee heavy lets smoked chocolate malting pick up caramelized bourbon pleasantry, mild dewy sweetness and light hop spicing above honeyed rye spine. Sweet chocolate continuance gains latent prune-stewed dried fruiting.
Chewy wee heavy loads gooey sea-salted caramel salting atop spicy hop bite for viscous 7.5% sweet scape. Toffee-spiced continuance gains thick molasses sinew, boozy whiskey-cognac restraint and sugared pecan-chestnut nuttiness.
On tap at Rhodes North Tavern, generously pale malted medium body lets Scotch-dried tobacco roast, dewy mossing and polite hops gain subtle cherry sweetness in balanced manner.
Impressive Scottish Ale coalesces stylish barley-roasted Maris Otter malts, dark-roasted chocolate scamper, dewy peat earthiness and sharp hop spicing. Brown-sugared molasses sweetness contrasts mildly bitter walnut astringency beneath the surface.
Slightly askew Scottie in a can oddly arranges dewy peat malting, ‘residual honey sweetness’ and casual dried fruiting. Nutty brown tea waver envelops fig-dried green grape tartness, mild mandarin orange twist and light cocoa smear at the back end.
Insubstantial Scottish Ale lacks advertised spruce tips influence, settling into grassy-hopped citric murk above mossy grain mustiness. Tinny astringency defers molasses maple sugaring and cheap Scotch astringency.
Sessionable light-bodied Scottish ale with turbid copper murk offers dewy peat malting to soft caramel-roasted chestnut, buterscotch and Scotch illusions.
Judicious hop bittering gives grain-embedded wee heavy Scottish ale its advertised English India Pale Ale character. Creamy eggshell head sits atop hazy amber body, providing fluffy froth for dewy peat rusticity and sugary pale-malted honey nut linger. Earthen bottom saturated by black tea, resin and clay nuances.
Vague Scottish-styled medium body brings nebulous earthen grained dewiness to mild Scotch-dried caramel toasting and earthen smoked malts. Ancillary fig-sugared maple nuttiness fades into the metallic-tinged ether.
Another winningly soft-toned wood-bareled elixir from Innis & Gunn’s reserves. Sweet bourbon-aged Scottie brings mellow Scotch and peat whiskey tones to oaken vanilla buttering as well as advertised ‘apple-candied marzipan’ bluster. Whiskey-soaked chery nicety provides ancillary relief.
Ambitious midrange libation gathers brown chocolate, vanilla and caramel sweetness alongside spice-hopped fig sugaring to dewy bottom. Buttery toasted graining and mild earthiness affix latent date-breaded nicety. Stylistically accurate, bettering most perplexingly nebulous offerings.