The Great Scot! is characterized by its dark copper color, thick tan head, and slight malty sweet aroma. Our Scottish is a medium bodied malt forward beer with low bitterness and possesses a nutty, soft and chewy character in flavor and mouthfeel. A slight peaty/smoky characteristic is also present at low levels, but ultimately, this is a clean beer that finishes relatively dry.
Surprisingly enough, Great Scot!, along with Velvet Hammer, were the two beers that launched our brewery. Has another brewery ever launched with a Scottish and imperial red ale? Seems crazy to think of today. Great Scot! is truly a superior beer (see GABF gold, among many other medals) and one we are proud to have set the bar for our entire lineup.
“We did a vertical tasting [when each vintage is tasted], and we were blown away. We were like this ‘2012 [Great Scot!]’ is doing something interesting. It has a lot of chocolate.” (Read Article)Dan Oko (Texas Monthly)