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RATINGS: 426   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Our tribute to the Scottish-Highlands, this beer offers a gorgeous garnet color joined by the aroma of ripe plums and freshly-baked biscuits. The rich, full-bodied texture reveals notes of roasted chestnuts and caramel in the smooth single-malt style brew. Balanced with just the right amount of hop character, this beer delights with crisp alcohol finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike5326 (1057) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Medium brown color, small off white head. Medium scotch malt aroma. Medium body with a sweet malt flavor with light bitter accents and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (870) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Aroma of fruit, malt and scotch, pours a clear brown color with no carbonation and no head. Pleasant taste of malt and scotch with a scotch malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7225) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle from Binny’s in Bloomingdale, IL. Very dark brown pour with crimson highlights. Soapy head. Good looking pour. Rich malty aroma with plum and sweet toffee, and a hint of roast. Might be getting a bit of black licorice in the taste, along with nut. Nice beer overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
freeofthoughts (680) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - NOV 4, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2014 Bottle pours brown with a little burnt orange, khaki fizz. The aroma is close to English brown ale, light toasted bread and sweet malts with a little fruit. The flavor is sweet malty light molasses and a near toffee thing, slightly green drying hops in the back, this is actually really nicely put together and a wonderful brew on the way into imperial stout season.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (21326) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2014
Bottled (backlog). Slightly hazy ambery brown colour with a small beigeish brown head. Aroma is leathery, toasted, mildly caramelly, long with some toffee and mild ripe fruits. Flavour is leathery, toffeeish, mildly ripe fruity along with some nutty and chocolaty notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBear11D (349) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Loch Down pours a dark purple to brown with a fairly decent sized bubbly tan head that does not last long. The aroma is earthy, plumb and grape. The flavor is dark fruit with plumb standing out the most. Overall this is a pretty decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (3404) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Scotch and carmel taste. Poured from 12 oz bottle at home. Vanilla and whiskey nutty taste. Not a fan at the moment but I could try it again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (2632) - Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Tap: Ruddy copper with a moderate red tint, more so brown towards the core with a burnt beige cap. Aroma of dark fruits & mild floral notes. Metallic toffee, raisins, toasted malt, & the lightest hint of smoke. Flavor is a bit nuttier with more of that toasted bread, toffee & caramel malt flavor, although it remains on the dry side, never really getting sweet at all. Hints of dry, baked bread, anise, raisin, & faint cocoa powder towards the finish. Thin bodied for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2116) - Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Dark brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted/smoky malt, caramel/toffee, & some spice; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, molasses/syrup, hops, and some dark fruit; Warm finish; Not too bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
ryrpat (165) - Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Absolutely awful. Not the Scottish ale I was hoping for. Tastes like awful cough syrup or even a hint or jäger. Couldn't be more disappointed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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