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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (12415) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12367) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11784) - 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 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9992) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (8853) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (8691) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Draft pint at the new brewery. Pours a just barely cloudy deep amber with good red and brown highlights and a small beige head. Aroma of burnt toffee, sweet caramel malts, cocoa, and toasted nuts. Flavor of sweet and toasted malts, more of the same toffee/caramel profile, cocoa, a bit of date-like dried fruit, and just a faint hint of earth and peat. Mostly the sweetness leads here, though. Medium-bodied, with modest carbonation and a smooth, sweet, then sticky mouthfeel. Solid Scotch ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7428) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BBB63 (6507) - 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.

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