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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9686) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (8065) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (12054) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11372) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2731) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (8673) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
arkurzynski (1820) - 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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , 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

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