Mission Springs Brewery – Stave Lake Barrel Aged Scotch Ale

Mission Springs Brewery – Stave Lake Barrel Aged Scotch Ale

Rating

3.8 out of 5
Aroma
4 out of 5
Appearance
3.7 out of 5
Taste
3.9 out of 5
Palate

Total

3.9
3.9 out of 5

Overview

  • Type: Barrel Aged, Scotch Ale
  • Brand: Mission Springs Brewing Co.
  • Pros:

    A unique and defined wine-oak character in a nice bodied scotch ale

  • Cons:

    Not a typical flavour profile for a scotch ale

  • Conclusion:

    A oaked, wine-forward flavour to a smooth Scotch Ale

Mission Springs Barrel Aged Scotch Ale Review Mission Springs Brewery – Stave Lake Barrel Aged Scotch Ale Review

In Mission Springs’ Coopers Reserve line of Lost Barrel Series Beers comes the Stave Lake Barrel Aged Scotch Ale. From a wax dipped bomber bottle this beer pours into the glass as a colour of dark chestnut brown and is topped with a finger and a half of lacing head. From the beer comes an aroma of oak, red wine and peat. The aroma is quite intense and from the use of Cabernet Sauvignon barrels a unique and intense wine-oak aroma takes charge. The flavour is lighter than you may expect with the grape/wine tones taking hold early on. A light peat and deep roasted malt tone gives nice body to the beer but the oak and red-wine character lingers. The finish is dry and oaky once again. This is not your typical scotch ale and offers something very unique in its flavour profile.

Alcohol – 8.0%
Size – 650ml Bomber Bottle
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