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RATINGS: 433   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
musinj6 (456) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4070) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2015
12 oz. labeled 8% abv and bottled 10-31-2014. Pour is opaque chocolate-brown with a lasting film of creamy foam on top. Nose is earthy dried fig, dark toffee and red grapes. Taste is raisin, toffee, earthy peat and a hint of red wine. Medium-heavy body is smooth with medium carbonation and a nice balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PrattBrat (30) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
Pours a cloudy dark reddish-brown with medium creamy tan head. Aromas of sweet sugary malt with some smoke, dark fruit and whiskey. Tastes of sweet malt, faint smoke and alcohol with some light hops in the finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
JerseyBrew (57) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2015
Every beer in this 6 pack was infected. No body left to the beer at all with a bunch of fruity notes. Horrible!! Not a wee heavy in any way. No one should ever buy a bottled beer from this company. This is the second 6 pack of a different beer that was infected. Over $20 and down the drain it went ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
smroush (114) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (13718) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AbbeyRoade (440) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike5326 (1107) - 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 (973) - 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 (7680) - Plymouth, 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.

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