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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Date: 08/07/2008
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

Appearance: muddy burnt orange, creamy beige head,
Aroma: light malt aroma,
Flavor: rich malt flavor, caramel and chocolate, just a hint of sweetness from the caramel, kept mostly dry by an earthy character, sweetness comes in with a light fruity character,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2008
(Draught) Pours a hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of nuts, peat, leather, toasted bread, and caramel. Flavor of caramel malt, sticky molasses, mild hops, and toasted nuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2008
On Tap at the Great Lakes Brewfest. Hazy copper with a thin off-whtie head. Aroma of toffee, sweet malt, bread and light roasted malt. Body is a bit thin with sweet malt, toffee, licorice, and grains in the flavor. Finishes semi-sweet but misses the mark for a Scotch Ale due to the thinness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2008
On tap at GTMW. Poured clear coppery amber with a nice cap of dark beige head. The aroma was sweeter and toasty with light smoke over caramel.. bit of an herbal impression surrounded.. nice balance in here. The flavor was also sweet with caramel and dried toffee at the core.. sweet finish with caramel and some odd pale malts.. just OK. Medium-bodied with higher carbonation on the palate.. again sweet throughout with a long, lightly smoky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2008
On tap at brewery into a shaker. Ruby copper in the glass with a medium sized white head. Smells toasty with some nettles and butter. Nice malty foundation with a crispness slicing through and a very dry bitterness accenting a juicy, malty finish. I could drink gobs of this without even thinking about it, which is both its virtue and its weakness: nothing memorable, either good or bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Pours a dark copper colour with a full off white creamy top. Aroma of soft scotch whiskey, bread and almonds. Taste is nutty, sweet with light roasted malts and whiskey flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (5631) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2008
From Skyview. Dark brown color. Mild aroma, some hops, and some grain. More grain in the flavor, it tastes OK. Thin palate, that makes it more like a Scottish ale than a Scotch ale, which I think tend to be thicker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4823) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Growler from Skyview. Dark copper color with a medium head. Faint aroma of hops. Syrupy malt body. Lots of raw grain taste. A bit of maple syrup. Seems more like a strong Scottish Ale (~/80) than a Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Growler courtesy of Skyview. Poured a murky amber color with a small off white head. The body appeared a little thin for a scotch ale. The caramel malt is definitely there on the nose along with some prune or other dry dark fruits. Not as hearty of a body. Slightly bitter hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5477) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2008
On draught at the brewery taproom in Northern Madison. Pours a semi-hazy caramel amber brew with a creamy off-white head that slowly dissipates to a heavy off-white ring and film top. Some sticky lacing which explains how it got its name. Aroma of dry roasted caramel malt, a slight dark grape raisin character with dry leafy hops and some light peat. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with flavors of semi-dry caramel malt and some hollow dry hop bitterness and character. Finish is slightly dry, some mild bitterness that lingers around after the finish and then a light peat flavor. I am used to most scotch ales and scottish ales to be peaty and malty. Ale Asylum’s version has some dry hop added to make this a memorable beer.

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