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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, 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 (10816) - 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) - Woodridge, 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 (9952) - 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 (2304) - Quad Cities, Iowa, 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Pours dark red with thin off white head. Aroma has notes of toffee, dark fruit, some wet grain. Taste is a touch of smoke, earth, some toffee, slightly thin. Not bad, but a bit weak and one dimensional.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
arkurzynski (1543) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Deep amber, borderline red. Some fruitiness, caramel malts, earthy hops. Flavor is caramel malts, some toasted malts, and a fairly decent earthy hop presence. Finishes slightly dry. Pretty light on the palate for the style, as well. Closer to just a run-of-the-mill amber ale than a scotch ale. Extremely easy to drink, nonetheless.

2.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Pours a deep brown with a fairly dark tan head and a tiny bit of lacig on the way down. Nose brigs caramelized malt alot with some brown sugar and a bit of dark fruit. Unpleasantly, there is some diacety present, and it is even more amplified in the taste. Taste is buttery caramel with some sweetness. Mouthfeel is a bit light for the style. Drinkability is really affected by the buttery components. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-01-2010

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scubatrip (596) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2010
On tap at the brewery, very smooth taste of malt surup, brown and candi sugars, not reminiscent of most scotch ales, and no bitterness at all. I’d like to try this one again.


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