Half Batch "The Fulkin" Scottish Ale

This is the second Half Batch beer I've had. The first one was good enough, but it had its issues. As this one is a Scottish ale, it certainly has the potential to be pretty good or pretty bad. One of the best beers I ever had was a Scottish ale that I had long before I started to document my beer samplings in this blog. I have been longing for a beer that could replicate that experience. Maybe this will be the one.

The deep red beer has some brown tossed into the mix as the off-white head boils right on down to nothing but a ring around the glass. The aroma is nuts and caramel malts with a bit of molasses sweetening it all up. It's good on presentation, that's for sure.

First sip is more caramel and toffee than nuts, but the nuts are all up in there. Strangely, I also get wood and a hint of coffee grounds. The beer is pretty clean and smooth as beers go. I could certainly sip this for a few hours, but I'm going to swig this.

Tip-in is nuts, caramel, and toffee with a mild carbonation tingle. The middle is where the nuts assert more and the wood comes in a little. The finish is a little rough with a slight bitter wave with a strong wood and a little of the coffee (but only a little).

Bottom Line: Definitely crushable.



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