Neshaminy Creek Scottish Pillow

Posted: January 20, 2017 in Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company, Reviews, Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy

Tonight’s selection is a beer from a relatively local brewery to me. I’ve been to the brewery a few times since moving into our house and the space is quite large, although not air-conditioned, so it’s a bit warm in the summer. If you haven’t been there, I would highly recommend a visit.

scottishpillow

ABV: 8.6%

Style: Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy

Trivia: This was Neshaminy Creek’s 4th anniversary beer.

Random: Wax topped bottles are such a pain to open. I need to get one of those openers that makes it easier.

The beer poured with a one finger, off white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a murky, mahogany color with no visible carbonation due to the cloudiness. On the nose, I picked up toasted grain, peat and some spice with oak. It had a pleasant amount of earthiness to it as well. The taste was remarkably balanced with oak and a touch of bourbon at first. Then, peat, brown bread and rye came out. Some vanilla came through at the end, which was a nice treat. The body was thick and chewy with light carbonation. The alcohol didn’t make much of an appearance. It had a lengthy peaty and woody finish. I don’t remember how much I paid for this bomber, especially since I picked it up during the 4th anniversary weekend and left it in the fridge for awhile. This was an impressive beer and one that I would definitely have again, although I’m not sure if they’ll ever make it again.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0

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