Barkerville Brewing Co. – Stern Wheeler Scotch Ale

Barkerville Brewing - Stern Wheeler Review


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3.8 out of 5


  • Brewery: Barkerville Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: Scotch Ale
  • Pros:

    Big toffee flavours in a winter sipper

  • Cons:

    Quite sweet for a Scotch Ale

  • Conclusion:

    A sweet, big bodied Scotch Ale with strong Toffee flavours

Barkerville Brewing - Stern Wheeler ReviewBarkerville Brewing Co. – Stern Wheeler Scotch Ale Review

Barkerville Brewing came out with the Stern Wheeler as one of their early seasonal releases. No. 6 in the brewing count this ship has seen a new coat of paint with a new look to the label as a part of the Barkerville Brewing brand face-lift. From the 650ml bottle this Scotch Ale is a deep reddish-brown colour that is topped with a thin finger of head. The aroma is toasted and malty with notes of caramel, toffee and light smoke. Tasting the beer it has a creamy body that props up a sweet, malty flavour that is rich with toffee flavours. Toffee has notes of both sweetness and light burnt character while caramel and smoke also play a role. This beer is sweet for a Scotch Ale but hits the spot as a bigger bodied, fall and winter sipper.

Alcohol – 7.7%
IBU – 19
Size – 650ml bottle


Barkerville Brewing - Stern Wheeler Review

Barkerville Brewing - Stern Wheeler Review

Categories: Beer Reviews, Northern BC

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