Pipers Scotch-Style Ale

12 oz, single stubbie in the usual, Sprecher presentation. Beer courtesy of Kevin – many thanks.
Pour provides a reddish, brown hue with some really nice head and lace. The head is pretty thick and produces a lot of sticky residue.
Nose and tastes deliver a LOT of peat! A very smoky experience indeed, and not one that I was expecting. Having said that it does grow on me as I consume the beer, but it’s a bit of a shock at first. I would call it bracing!
Obviously amongst the smoke and peat is a beer that is simply malt based with some caramel undertones with the sweetness. Very tasty and packed full of flavor.
Sprecher make some really fantastic beer on the malt end of the spectrum and this is no exception. Certainly pushing the peat notes to the absolute maximum for me, the beer is not quite as drinkable as I would like (because of the peat), but still maintains a high level of quality.

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12/12/2010
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.3 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4.5
Overall: 3.5
Total: 4.23
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