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RATINGS: 430   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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rubbishystuff (1941) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012
At Red Lion. Very dark color. Slightly smokey, roasted flavor. Hops are slightly out of place on this one. Otherwise not bad. Serving: Bottle


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Optimatorjoe (6) - - MAR 14, 2015 does not count
I drank this at Rattle n Hum in NYC. Good dark beer. Good aroma and very good tasting beer .I'd order again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
smroush (83) - Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Aroma dominated by the malt as one would expect in a Scotch Ale. However there are some interesting aromas most notably a fruity, plum flavor. Also bread and caramel. The hop aromas are quite subdued. The alcohol is fairly apparent. The head is a fairly sparse and short lived off-white color. The beer is dark brown with some ruddy color to the brown. Taste includes above average sweetness and mild bitterness. Body is medium to full; texture seems a bit sticky or slick from the alcohol or sugar. Carbonation is average which works well with this beer. The finish is fairly long, sweet and malty. Overall this is a pretty good Scotch Ale; I particularly like the fruity plum notes.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (13359) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Tap at Ginger Man, Nyc. Dark nut brown color, small beige head. Caramel and dark fruits in the nose. Medium-bodied. A bit liquerish palate. Toffee, dark fruits, some berries. Certainly quite typical Scotch Ale, but simple one. Aftertaste is mostly alcohol with some caramel.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AbbeyRoade (437) - Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Pretty decent. Dark fruit flavors mixed with a slightly bitter mealtimes. Mild peaty flavor adds more depth to this one.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike5326 (1067) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (904) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7367) - 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.

3.7
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (21545) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBear11D (350) - 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.


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