Next Door Brewing Company’s Plumptuous Scotch Ale unleashes an ideal balance of pale ale malt, crystal malt and Bramling Cross hops to deliver a rich pour with plum and caramel undertones. Note a touch of roast fetched from a hint of black malt. That scratching at the door of a full-bodied drinking experience means only one thing: It’s time to let the big dog in. Big and bold. Silky and strong. ABV 9.5%
Great Dane Brewing Stone of Scone Scotch Ale. ”Named for the stone upon which Scottish kings were crowned, our Scotch Ale represents a tradition of brewing excellence. You will enjoy a hint of caramel sweetness, a well-rounded flavor, and superior drinkability. Try one and see how kingly a beer can be”. Scotch ales are strong ales, also known as the “wee heavy.” They are characterized by deep, malty aroma and taste. Hops, meanwhile, are not native to Scotland and are not an assertive component to this beer. That leaves room for the caramel and chocolate flavors associated with the malt to dominate. Peaty, earthy or smoky tones are not uncommon in the aroma and finish.
New Glarus Uff-da. ”Hearty and full-bodied this is a “Big” bier. Brewed in the Reinheitsgebot tradition, our Bock comes by its mahogany hue naturally. You can expect this bier to be complex and smooth with deep chocolate and coffee undertones, complementing the rich bouquet. No matter if you choose to enjoy our bock before, during or after dinner, remember to serve at about 48°F. Because like many good things in life…the warmer the bock is, the sweeter it gets”. Style: Wisconsin Bock. Flavor: Smooth deep chocolate and coffee undertones. ABV 6.7% Beer Advocate Score 86. Rate Beer Score 94 Overall, 99 Style.
Bell’s Oracle DIPA Ale is their take on the West Coast-style Double India Pale Ale, The Oracle places hop intensity first and foremost, making only the slightest concession to malt and balance.The fireworks start with the aromatic punch of dry-hop sessions with hop varieties from the Pacific Northwest. Resinous, citrusy hop flavors mixed with aggressive bitterness from a massive kettle addition deliver on that aromatic promise. ABV 10% Beer Advocate Score 93. Rate Beer Score 99 Overall.
Central Water Cassian Sunset. An American Double / Imperial Stout style beer brewed by Central Waters Brewing Co. in Amherst, WI. Barrel aged stout with coffee, vanilla beans, and cinnamon. ABV 10% Beer Advocate score 94.
High Coup from Ale Asylum. Bold yet approachable, this Tropical IPA is dank and resinous and packs the flavor of a high octane beer in a more sessionable 6.2% abv package. Aromas and flavors of tropical fruits dance wildly over your palate before a splash of juicy bitterness washes them away.
One Barrel Brewing (Madison, WI) Banjo Cat. This beer is black in color but very smooth and does not have a bitter malt flavor found in many stouts and porters. It is aggressively hopped, including a dry hop addition that gives Banjo Cat a strong citrus aroma and vibrant flavor resulting in a well-balanced black ale. ABV 6.2%.
Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin. An award-winning IPA, with a citrus twist.
Ballast Point’s Grapefruit Sculpin is the latest take on their signature IPA. Some may say there are few ways to improve Sculpin’s unique flavor, but the tart freshness of grapefruit perfectly complements their IPA’s citrusy hop character. Grapefruit’s a winter fruit, but this easy-drinking ale tastes like summer. ABV 7%. Beer Advocate score 95. Rate Beer score 99.
A trophy beer that’s a testament to Ballast Point’s homebrew roots.
The Sculpin IPA is a great example of what got Ballast Point into brewing in the first place. After years of experimenting, they new hopping an ale at five separate stages would produce something special. The result ended up being this gold-medal winning IPA, whose inspired use of hops creates hints of apricot, peach, mango and lemon flavors, but still packs a bit of a sting, just like a Sculpin fish. ABV 7%. Beer Advocate score 97. Rate Beer score 100.
Ale Asylum Mercy. This Belgian-style Grand Cru is a full bodied winter warmer. A slightly spicy aroma and flavors of dark fruit and caramel are harmonious with the classic Belgian-style finish. Part of the seasonal series of Ale Asylum Brewery, Mercy is available at Regent Liquor. ABV 10% Beer Advocate score 84. Rate Beer score 89