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.