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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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This traditional Scotch Ale is full-bodied with an earthy aroma. It has a smooth malt presence, with just the right touch of hops for a balanced, clean finish.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (3020) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Pretty good beer and close adherence to style. Served at a good temperature with a nice, foamy, light tan head that soon subsided to a ring. Color is a clear orange-brown-honey amber. Aroma is heavy on the malt, some fruit, caramel, vanilla, hint of peat. Flavor’s very similar to nose with just enough carbonic tang to balance. Body is full, round, slightly dense and carbonation is perhaps a touch low. Finish is like flavor, long and a little boozy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Bottle pours burnt red/brown with a khaki head. Aroma is extremely malt driven with notes of caramel/toffee, nuts, cocoa, and earth. Flavor shows much of the same with a brown sugar/blackstrap sweetness as well as additional notes of dates and light peat. Overall body is moderate to full and the finish is fairly balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1813) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Enjoyed on tap as part of a sampler at Ale Asylum in Madison, WI. Appearance is a moderate caramel brown with a thin white head. Aroma mostly malty, nice. Taste super smooth, caramel notes, little burn, good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (10891) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2011
On tap at the brewery.OK for the style, which I rarely like anyways. Mild scotch flavour,mostly a malt experience boozy. Brown colour and a bit of lace.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9417) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Tap at the brewpub. Mostly clear red-amber pour with a very foamy/clingy white head. Nice malt nose - almost a toasted caramel. Smooth creamy body. Earthy malt and slight caramel taste. Good scotch ale!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13259) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Draft sample. Poured a hazy dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt and earthy aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted earthy flavor with a medium earthy sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2011
12oz bottle from Steve’s Liquor and More in Madison, WI. Pours a cloudy, deep amber colored body with orange tints. Finger-width, dense, creamy and foamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is nutty with caramel up front as well as some toasty bread, raisins, other dark fruits, sweeter toffee, and a light peat. Some earth and a hint of grass as well. Flavor is similar. Sweeter, nutty toffees and caramels up front with a some raisin-dark fruits, toasty bread, and some other fruity esters. A light peat and a moderate mix of earth and grass really dry this nicely with a light, clean bitterness. Some fruity esters and a light malt sweetness linger for a lengthy duration with the earth and light peat coming in as well. Medium, clean body and a moderate carbonation. Drinks nicely. Overall, a pretty solid scotch ale. Just slightly on the sweet side, but this dries nicely and drinks well. Solid bready and nutty, caramel and toffee maltiness balanced well with a dry, earthy, grassy hopping as well as a light peat and fruitiness. Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Pours a murky brown with notes of malt and earth. Nuances of molasses and sweet caramel dominate with a unlikely dryer finish with hints of hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (12966) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2011
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, toffee and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee and light fruittiness withg a smooth lingering malty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2011
On tap at brewery, pours a dark murky brown with a decent off white head, sweet aroma with a mixture of smoke and caramel, the flavor is actually a little sweeter than I was expecting with some molasses mixed in with some scotch notes in the finish, pretty crisp and clean, not bad.


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