Having Jonathan/morticaixavier's Scotch ale .
Beautiful dark plum body, clear with garnet highlights when held to the light. Hints of dark dried fruit in the aroma, no hop. Richly malty.
The aromas carry into the flavor - rich chewy malt but not cloying. Almost a hint of cherry in the finish. Enough bitterness to keep it from falling over the malt cliff. Slight warming but not alcoholic.
My god, I can only hop my wee heavy scheduled to brew in January turns out anything like this - I am cherishing the remainder of my snifter.
Would love the recipe.
82% weyermann Munich II
11% weyermann Pils
2% flaked wheat
hopped with ~13 IBU centennial and ~10 IBU Challenger at 90 minutes
I only made ~2.5 gallons and boiled the first half gallon of runnings down to about a pint. it was syrupy.
This was the recipe that took 1st in Strong Scotch and 2nd in Malty division in the BrewUnited comp. It did turn out well. Kind of wish I had made a full batch.