Grab A Beer: Silver City Fat Woody Scotch Ale

February 10th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Beer Reviews, Washington Breweries

Silver City Fat Woody Scotch Ale
Alcohol by Volume: 9.2%
Find this beer and more at Full Throttle Bottles in Georgetown.

Intro: Silver City Brewery, located on the Kitsap Peninsula in Silverdale, WA, takes their already fantastic Fat Scotch Ale and ages it on oak to make Fat Woody. Other favorites from Silver City include Whoop Pass Double IPA, Ridgetop Red, and Panther Lake Porter.

Description: Pours a clear mahogany with medium head. Aroma is caramel malts and vanilla. Taste is a mix of sweet caramel, dark fruit, vanilla, oak and alcohol. Drinks very smoothly, yet has a complex profile. Lightly bitter finish to balance. Not too big on the wood-aging; just enough to compliment the base beer. The finished product is smooth and flavorful and manages to be both interesting and balanced. It’s the type of special release that I would gladly drink any time.

Verdict: Buy it
Available for a limited time in 22oz bottles.
Click here to see a list of select local bottle shops.

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Commercial Description/Press Release:

For centuries scotch whiskey makers understood the invaluable, smooth, rich character extended aging in oak barrels provided their products. A soft oaken nose and a mellow woodiness on the pallet are an integral element to any beautifully crafted wine or whiskey. So what happens when Silver City brewers take a world class beer like Fat Scotch Ale and age it for over 6 months on American white oak? A completely unique and wonderful beer emerges. The slight peaty, intensely malty scotch ale and the complex vanilla character of the oak meld seamlessly over time to create, what we think is, an exceptionally satisfying beer. 9.2% ABV
Peoples Choice Award Washington Cask Ale Festival – 2004
Bronze Medal – North American Beer Festival – 2006

In the interest of full disclosure to satisfy the FTC’s law, this review was of a sample bottle received from the brewery.


2 Comments so far ↓

  • Tiffany

    LOVE this beer. Highly recommend to anyone with the love for malt-bombs. And the regular FAT ain’t bad either. 😉

  • Tom

    Such an amazing beer. Looks like they made a lot more this year than in years past. Very happy news.

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