Phillips Brewing Co. – Twisted Oak Stillage Barrel Aged Scotch Ale


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  • Brewery: Phillips Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: Barrel Aged, Scotch Ale
  • Pros:

    Great balance of flavurs

  • Cons:

    Not as intense as you may expect

  • Conclusion:

    Fantastic barrel aged scotch ale with delicious flavour layers.


Phillips Brewing Co. – Twisted Oak Stillage Barrel Aged Scotch Ale Review

Following the BC trend of barrel aged beers, the Phillips Brewery has released their Twisted Oak Scotch Ale. Adorned with a great looking label this beer is chestnut brown in colour with a finger of quickly settling head. When you smell this beer the main event is all whiskey. The aroma is just strong enough to mask the other notes while remaining relatively mellow compared to most barrel agers. As a scotch ale This beer is quite potent but for a barrel aged ale it is on the mellow side. This extreme of moderation makes for a drinkable, enjoyable and unique brew. The start is filled with a lighly toasted malt that builds into a sweetened oak, whiskey finish. The twisted oak has to be one of the best balanced barrel aged beers of this year. I would definitely recommend this to the beer-curious or the seasoned veteran, it has something that everyone can enjoy.

Alcohol – 6.8%
Size – 650ml
Price – $7.90 (Cold Beer and Wine)


Categories: Beer Reviews, Top BC Beers

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