Here’s another beer from Davidson Brothers out of New York. This one is part of their Signature Series.
Style: Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy
Trivia: According to the brewery
website, “Our Scotch Ale is more technically called a Strong Scotch Ale, and it doesn’t fail to live up to its name. There is a profusion of maltiness, with a heavy body and full flavor. This is a very sweet ale, full of malty goodness without any sense of being cloying. The hop profile is very slight, with little bitterness, flavor or aroma. Definitely a big beer, the overall impression is of a very sweet, malty beer with little hop flavor. This is a favorite among wine drinkers, with its sweet profile and high alcohol content.”
Random: I’ve always wanted to go to Scotland.
This beer poured with a half a finger of light brown head that dissipated slowly. It left no lacing on the glass, but instead left a small crown on top of the dark mahogany body. There was a lot of carbonation visible. The nose was sweet with caramel and lots of peat. The booze note in the nose was aggressive and abrasive. The taste was incredibly sweet with caramel, then went into booze and smoke and peat. The beer was completely unbalanced. It had an overly thick body with high carbonation. The finish took forever and was sickly sweet and filled with booze. This beer was a gift, so I have no idea how much the bomber was, but this beer was another miss for me. The flavors didn’t transition well and the booze was too aggressive.
Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0