Review: Big Rock Scottish •Style• Heavy Ale

Review: Big Rock Socttish •Style• Heavy Ale by Cody La Bière
I've been intrigued by Big Rock Brewery's offerings lately, as they have been trying to do something a bit different than push the usual macro-style microbrews. They've been offering unique and tasty beers for a different beer drinking class for a while now (such as their IPA), but these beers are only starting to make its way in Manitoba.

Tonight's review is their Scottish Style Heavy Ale which is a 7% ABV Scottish (style) heavy ale. I didn't really know what to expect, but it's pretty straightforward.

Appearance: Pours a reddish amber colour with minimal eggshell foam.

Aroma: At the first sniff, it reminded me of farm-fresh strawberry jam, a nice fruity sweetness. As I'm evaluating the beer more and more, I notice a bit of a vanilla scent as well. Not bad.

Taste: The taste is a bit oakish, has a sweet caramel to it, slightly malty. All in all, it kind of reminds me of a beer like Innis & Gunn, but much more bitter than the average Innis & Gunn.

Overall Thoughts: Not bad, I've seen mixed reviews for it. Coming from Big Rock, it's a decent beer good for sitting back and watching Community to. It was $2.05 before tax. 7% ABV.

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