Thursday, December 6, 2012
Advent Beer 6: Mac Queen's Nessie
It doesn't have a strong scotch flavour the way a barrel aged beer like Innis & Gun or Glen Sherbrooke does, and the abv is a more moderate 5%, but you can definitely discern the relationship. Something in the scent of the malts maybe, or the smoothness of the mouthfeel? I don't know if i would characterize the aftertaste as 'smoky' the way the label does, but it definitely puts me in mind to drink it next to a fireplace. Nessie tastes more like a beer meant to accompany or follow a glass of scotch, as opposed to replacing it.