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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Step into the Scottish Highlands with this authentic Strong Scotch Ale. A lovely and deep garnet color is joined by the aroma of plums and toffee in this unique and special ale. Brewed with Maris Otter malted barley from Crisp Maltings, Ltd. in England, the rich and full-bodied feel of this beer brings out flavors of caramel and roasted chestnuts, which is balanced with a clean and crisp alcohol finish, and just the right amount of lingering hop bitterness. A real treat!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
musinj6 (395) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Pours a dark translucent brown with 1 finger creamy tan head that quickly dissipates leaving a little lacing. Hints of caramel, toasted hops, bread. Boozy for sure with some woodiness to it. Some spruce and grassy hops underlying the malty front. Chewy, medium to full body with lively moderate carbonation. Sweet in the front with a little bitterness coming in thereafter. Long, bitter finish with some tobacco at the hind end. This is a pretty good scotch ale. Addendum: After reading the description (which I try to do only after), I do agree with the taste of dark fruits/plums.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
ryrpat (121) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1267) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. In NYC. Pours a dark brown with frothy head. Aroma of roasted malts, hazelnut, and caramel. Some dark fruits and toffee biscuit. Complex. A lot going on and it's different from start to finish. Medium heavy body name warming alcohol. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (4362) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
pours almost clear medium dark brown, orange tint, with a nice light beige head showing some retention and lacing. sweetish spicy brown malts, nice fruitiness - red, spicy peppermint, faint smoked red berries, very boozy - warm, peppery caramel, shy sweetness - some brown sugar. low carbonation, medium body - oily, slightly boozy and grassy-spicy-slightly piney short to medium long finish. average scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (663) - Collinsville, USA - AUG 11, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours reddish brown with a tan head. Taste malt, plum, sweet. I thought this was good. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MadRobin (1932) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Poured from 12 oz. bottle in Manistique, MI. Clear, sparkling deep, dark mahogany with a khaki head and excellent lacing. Aroma of sweet dark malt, plums and gunpowder. Taste of plums, dark malt, peat, vanilla and a soured stale beer flavor that totally ruins an otherwise fairly average beer. Medium body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fsquirrel29 (79) - Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Nice beer. Out of the bottle and no head, but still pretty tasty. I would buy it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsmerig (1246) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Pours a rich clear mahogany with a Thin head. Aroma of butterscotch. Taste is plum sweet with little nutty accent. Finish is slightly bitter from hops and slightly bitter from the ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jagad5 (66) - - MAY 20, 2014
Poured dark red/brown into a pub glass. Even I notice the taste of sweet plums. Smooth mouthfeel but a sour after-taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
chucklemation (476) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2014
Pours a brown color with a foamy white head that disappears quickly. Has a sour caramel and scotch aroma. Flavor is weak scotch with some caramel. Its also sour, but not in a good way. Im not sure if the bottle was old, but this just seems off. Has a light body feel. Pretty disappointing, especially for a style I generally enjoy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
574deadzone (1038) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2014
Bottled end of January, listed 8% ABV, served "cool." Pours a deep amber to brown with a thinner beige head that produces a ring and film along with some spotted lace. Nose involves some vinous almost grapey or cherry type stuff, plenty of darker malt character, brown sugar and molasses, almost some floral notes, some sourdough. Quite sweet flavor, also fairly bitter and a pinch tart. Fuller bodied, oily, softer yet fluffy, with a lengthy fruity and toasted bitter (and somewhat warming) finish. Im digging this. Its maybe a little fruitier than some other similar beers, but it has a nice round complexity and yet a drinkability to it that is quite enjoyable.

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