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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (9237) - 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 (2196) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scubatrip (610) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BBB63 (6543) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2010
Bottle served in a tulip glass: Slightly murky coppery amber with a small frothy head and good lace. The aroma has some caramel and crystal malt, a hint of smoke, some herbal and grassy hops, and a bit of dusty yeast esters. The taste is rather bland, sweet malt with a bit of apricot and pear, some earthy tones and not much else. There is a slight medicinal and minerally tone as well. The palate is equally bland. While this beer is hardly offensive, it has little going for it. Quite forgettable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2009
pours ruby with brownish hue and thick tan head lots of lacing, aromas are weak in malts and hops taste is of lightly malted grains overall expected more flavor from a scotch ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5709) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Orange-brown color. Nice foamy head. Looks filtered, but hard to verify. Well balanced, with the smooth maltiness per the style, but with a respectable hoppiness as well. A touch more earthy freshness than a typical Scottish Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3191) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2009
On tap at the Malt House - Amber pour with a foamy white head. Smells hoppy and mild, with some decent caramelly notes. Taste is malty and subtly hoppy -- it’s smooth and sessionable. I found myself taking huge gulps of this since it’s so easy drinking. It’s nice and creamy, but the carbonation was dialed up a bit too much for my liking. There’s nothing too crazy going on with this beer, but it gets some higher marks for being tasty and easy-to-drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Murky amber with an abundant beige head, good sticky lace. Aroma has a bit of smoke and toffee, quickly fades. Flavor combines apple cider fruitiness with some chocolate and toffee malts, comes across as poorly harmonized and missing something to me. Medium body, a little bit tannic on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
notalush (5707) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2009
A rather limp and lifeless scotch ale - thin for the style, with a lot of innocuous fruitiness and a clean cane sugar sweetness on the back end - there’s a bit of nutty flavor throughout as it warms, and a tiny bit of hops in the finish, but otherwise this is really boring.

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