Scottish Ales have been all over the world and have had a multitude of meanings and stylings. Scotland was a hub for beer to be transported around the world, including Belgium and India. Originally, Scottish brews were brewed with many different ingredients used as bittering agents, including heather and bog myrtle. These gave way to the hop during the 17th and 18th century when the use of hops was discovered and the brewing industry began expanding. Much of today’s stylings of Scottish Ales come from the shilling system used during the 20th century where the lighter to darker brown ale styling became popular. Scottish Ales represent the maltier side of life, a side whose wit is with the dregs and whose dregs are at their wits end.
Dangerous Man’s Scottish Ale is orange-brown in hue with toasted malts and toffee on the nose. The malt bill consisting of Crystal 120, a heavily kilned malt that imbibes caramel flavoring and the darker brown-orange coloring, Chocolate Malt, for the the hint of roast, Marris Otter malt, for the long malty draw. German Magnum Hops give a subtle fruity/floral quality to the draught adding to the spectrum sweeter flavors found in this beer.