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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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Blend of porter and Scottish ale.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2011
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. poured black with a beige head. aroma was bourbon, oak, dark roast, and chocolate. flavor was pretty much the same. light body with low carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2010
(22oz bottle thanks to thirdeye11) Black with dark brown highlights. Smells of coffee, molasses, earthiness. Taste has more coffee grounds. Dry in the mouth. Burnt wood and ash.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, herbs, light chocolate, and dates. Flavor of dates, roasted malt, burnt grain, caramel, and raisins.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (3569) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Bottle via trade. Pours darkest brown with a small tan head that leaves a film. The aroma has loads of cocoa, sweet caramel, and roast. Slightly smoky, and pretty nice. Sweet on the flavor. Chocolatey, but a little fake tasting. Burnt caramel, toffee, smoke, and roasted malts. Pretty good, but too sweet. Medium-bodied and smooth with long finish. Overall, well, I’d like to homer this up, but honestly it’s only decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (860) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 3, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2010 Pours dark brown. Aroma is chocolate with mild bitterness and roast. The bitterness is very uniform and nondescript with no associated hop flavor; certainly not harsh, but a bit dry feeling, and more significant in magnitude than is usual for the style. Mild chocolate and sweetness comes through, not overdone, but definitely present. Medium body and carbonation. NOTE: This is actually not a blend of porter and scottish ales. It is a dark strong ale that originated from using all of the leftover grain and hops to make a beer. It also has a lot more abv than 6.6%.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4544) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Thanks to the good folks on BA for this one from the Minnows BIF. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Nose is malt, some cherry, maple syrup, and some earth. Flavor is similar with lots of scotch ale character fighting through the porter to be heard. Medium-bodied and earthy, yet very malty and pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9160) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Poured a deep brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of chocolate, light roastiness, and caramel. Sweet. Lacing on the glass.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark ruby brown with cola highlights under a medium sized tan head. Gentle smoke, soft candy. Sweet, smoke and caramel. Chocolate and toffee. Cola, chocolate, coffee. Smooth. Long slow finish with light coffee, chocolate and bitter roast.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2010
(22oz bottle via trade with BA StormKing47) clear rich ruby with few oily bubbles. Nose of melon, rhubarb, sweet turnip. Taste of chocolate malt, fudge, rich, brownies, with a creamy body and rich finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stonelis (38) - Kutztown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Growler from the Harrisburg location. Pours a dark brown. Sweet malt, burnt sugar, some bitterness, a touch of coffee. Our waiter told us that this was supposed to be around 7% but the brewer made a mistake, so he added more "stuff" to compensate, so now it was really around 9%. After drinking a few glasses of this all I can say is I hope he makes more "mistakes" like this! I look forward to getting another growler ASAP!


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