Scuttlebutt originally was a cask of fresh water on a ship but I’ll settle for this version that contains grain, hops and vitamin B as well as pure brewing liquor. It has a burnished copper color and a bewitching aroma of smoke, oak, leafy and woody hops and toasted grain. Tart blood orange fruit builds in the mouth with continuing notes of pine-like hop resins and rich dark malt. The finish is deep and complex, multi-layered with increasing hop bitterness, tart fruit, and smoky grain. The end is shatteringly dry and bitter. A stunning beer.
- Roger Protz
Rustic looking red, slightly hazed with a densely rocky head. Smells of clementines, mint, tea, toasted bread and faint evergreen. Semi-creamy smoothness with a medium bodied, toasty from start to finish. Pretty aggressive hoppiness but still a balanced brew. Citrus pith, melon, spice, grassy and a bit floral round out some more of the complexities on the palate. Tell Tale Red nails that old school PNW character, with a lot going on for something so sessionable.
- Jason and Todd Alström
Author of Complete Guide to World Beer and 300 Beers to Try Before You Die. Respected beer authority and editor of the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and www.protzonbeer.co.uk.
Jason and Todd Alström
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