Friday, November 23, 2018

Summit Union Series #7: 120 Shilling Export Scotch Ale

Summit Union Series #7: 120 Shilling Export Scotch Ale. 9.5% ABV. 35 IBU. Summit Brewing Company, St. Paul, MN.

Deep Reddish brown color, slim brownn-ish head.

In the nose: Caramel and toffee, sweet and malty. Very nice. Quite delightful.

In the mouth: More of the same on the palate. A malt monster. Medium bodied, earthy, gritty, and quite tasty. High alcohol isn't apparent at first, but creeps on in and takes over, making everything pleasant for a time. This one has a bit going on, while remaining fairly easily drinkable. And then the booze climbs on, and a happy feeling comes over one and all.

I'm going to go out and get some more of this.

Brewed with Scottish base malt, roasted malts from England, and the pure Irish passion of Summit’s Head Brewer Damian McConn, our seventh Union Series brew is a 120 Shilling Export Scotch Ale — an homage to the malty, complex beers Damo enjoyed as a brewing student in Edinburgh, Scotland. Inspired by a 19th-century recipe and brewed with modern, experimental hop varieties, this powerful ale is deep ruby in color with aromas of toffee, Scotch whisky and baking spice, while rich flavors of dark fruit and caramel lead to a long, warming finish.

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