I was congratulated a few days back by a friend for making a Scotch Ale since she wasn’t able to get it from Smuttynose this year. I took the complement but made sure to let her know that the Scotch Ale was getting close to kicking and she should run in to the brewery to get some. Hopefully you listened Martha!
So it is true, the Scotch is gone. We replaced it with the Imperial Porter. This style is also know as a Baltic Porter. This beer almost a month old and just starting to come into itself. It has a nice chocolate front that fades to a sweet coffee, then finishes clean with just a hint of alcohol flavor. Though at 9% you might expect/want a little of that alcohol flavor just so you know what you are getting yourself into.