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Highway 78 Scotch Ale - Stone Brewing Company

Highway 78 Scotch Ale

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Overall: 9.06/10 by 1 dude

Trend: 9.06/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: Scottish Heavy Ale

ABV: 8.80%

Season: One-time

Have Another: 100%

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  • 9.06/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 10.0 | O: 10.0
  • Color: Deep Amber
  • Pours clear with an inch of tan foam that has an average retention and some spotty but thick.

    Aroma is malt forward as is expected. Not all sweet and caramel. Raisin, smoke, and toffee all let their presence be known. No hops and, in spite of the high alcohol, no alcohol.

    Taste is quite rich. Toffee, smoke, raisin, caramel, and sweetness all form a nice tight package.

    Big body and thick, almost syrupy. Light carbonation cleans the palate a bit between sips.

    For the amount of alcohol this beer is ridiculously easy to drink. Very nice flavors aid here. A solid beer that was better than expected. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 at 21:48:28
  • Tasted: Wednesday, November 02, 2011
  • $0.00 for 12 oz. bottle