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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.

worldfusionrad's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
worldfusionrad (21) - - OCT 18, 2013
I rate beers I think significantly better than average, simple as that. I am not into showing off through word games. :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3570) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2016
12 oz bottle pours brown with a white head. Aroma of malts, nutty and floral, Taste is nutty goodness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (1254) - Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours mostly clear amber with nice white head. Typical scotch ale. Caramel and nutty. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ryecatcher (1304) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Bottle. Medium amber brownish pour with tan head, decent retention and lace. Nose is pretty much malt, some nutty and caramel notes, but not much more than basically malt. Mouth is malt forward and pretty much malt throughout, with an annoying umamate clingy bitterness to lend more lackluster boxes for me to tick. I love me some wee heavy... but this one is shit (or, as my Scots forbearers would say, it’s fookin shite).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
12oz bottle - I don’t recall how I got this, but it was probably someone from Wisconsin. Caramel malts and dark fruits dominate the aroma. Seems to be lacking any peaty notes in the aroma, but shows up in the flavor. Raisin-y, dried cherries, with medium sweetness and a molasses-like bitterness. Carbonation seems a bit on the lower side. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pablo951 (624) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Had it on tap at Ale Asylum in Madison Wi. Poured a clear a,ber hue with a light head. Slight hop aroma, very tasty scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChiGuy68 (526) - Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 Tasted on tap at Ale Asylum. Amber to light brown color. Heavy malt aroma and taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6251) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Draft at the brewpub. Dark, muddy brown. Delivers a rich malt character in an unassuming manner. Nothing quite stands out, other than very decisive richness and body. Otherwise it hides its 7.2 very well, a great malt bomb. (#5114, 7/2/2013)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5549) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Aroma is dark fruit/almost vinous and a strong hint of sweetness. The flavor is dark fruit/mildly vinous, medium sweetness and tart finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
timrappelton (11) - - APR 30, 2013
Really nice balance between sweetness and mouthfeel. Had a really curvy sort of heavyness, deffinatly present but not truly heavy. Sweetness was kinda the same way deffinatly present but not sugary or overly carmely. Usually not a huge scotch ale fan but like all styles of beer the really good ones make you forget all the ones you didn’t care for.

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