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Bad Sons Beer Co.

Bad Sons Beer Co.
Mr. Roper Scotch Ale

Category: Scottish Style Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Bad Sons Beer Co.
Mr. Roper Scotch Ale

Category: Scottish Style Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9%
Hazy deep amber color. Sweet aromas of toasted fruit cake, savory pastry, and pumpkin custard with a round, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long toasted almond skins, butterscotch, and bitter greens finish. A bitter-style scotch ale with ample roasty goodness.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Bold & Bitter
Aroma Aroma: toasted fruit cake, savory pastry, and pumpkin custard
Taste Flavor: toasted almond skins, butterscotch, and bitter greens
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Braised Oxtail Ravioli, Pot Roast, Havarti
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bitter-style scotch ale with ample roasty goodness.

The Producer

Bad Sons Beer Co.

The Producer
251 Roosevelt Dr.
Derby, CT 06418
USA
1 203-247-4764

Scottish Style Ale

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Serve in a Thistle
Classic examples of Scottish ales are dark brown in color and average between 4-10% in alcohol. They are less hoppy than their English counterparts and often have a slightly viscous and sweet caramel malt character due to incomplete fermentation. Included in this category are Scotch ales, or “wee heavys”, which typically sit at the high end of the scale in terms of alcohol. These beers can be found all over the world, including the US market where many craft brewers produce more toned-down versions of the otherwise strong and malty Scottish originals. Some Scottish-style ales feature a slight, peat-like smokiness, but this is not a defining characteristic of the style.

Noteworthy examples of this style include: Founders Dirty Bastard, Oskar Blues Old Chub Scottish Style Ale and Moylan’s Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale.

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Scottish Style Ale