#19 Against the grain “tartan titan” abv: 7.1% ibu: 24.8

#19 Against the grain "tartan titan" abv: 7.1% ibu: 24.8

A modest Scotch Ale, this lovely beer shows off everything that is good about malt. Look for plenty of heavily caramelized sugars, a full body, toffee, coffee, chocolate, and mild roast notes all laying on an almost creamy backbone. It is sweet, but not clovying as the early hop addition contributes just enough bitterness to balance out all the residual sugars. If you are paying attention, you may even get a hint of alcoholic heat that hides behind the toasty specialty malts. Best consumed with nothing on underneath your clothes.