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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Hopped with heather.


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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 13, 2013
A - Pours a dark mahogany brown. Thick tan head that leaves rings of lacing. S - Smokey malt with hints of perfume and vanilla. Alcohol vapors come through as it warms. T - Roasted malt that is both earthy and smokey. Black walnuts, muted wild flowers, and sweet oak. Finishes dry. This is mellow but complex at the same time. Creamy with low carbonation. One of the more drinkable Scottish ales I’ve had. Serving type: bottle 10-05-2010


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franckg (23) - - DEC 16, 2014
Bien malté. On sent un petit côté fumé. Assez douce en bouche et un goût de café s’installe en finale

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asheft (2549) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle. Sweet light molasses aroma with a fruity and herbal floral character. Opaque dark, ruddy brown under a quickly dropping off-white sheet. Sweet brown sugar flavour with low bitterness and very faint fruitiness. Medium body, low to moderate carbonation, sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (889) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Pours dark brown with a frothy tan khaki head. Light aromas of smoked peat, toffee and caramel. Tastes more of the same with the caramel sweetness a little more pronounced. Good thick body. Overall a good solid beer but not spectacular.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HeistAlmighty (1146) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
650ml bottle. Dark brown colour, thin tan head. Not a strong aroma, faint smoked peat, spring water. Taste is very mild, brown ale malt, kind of. Thick and creamy body. Overall, I didn’t get much from this, but what there was wasn’t bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (2247) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - APR 3, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a dark brown body with a finger of tan foamy head, no lacing. The smell was smoky/ roasty through light coffee, light chocolate, and malts. The taste was mostly sweet, eventually gets some bitter qualities through previously mentioned flavors. On the palate, it sat about a medium on the body, was pretty smooth, sessionable, bitter yet somewhat sweet aftertaste and finish. Overall, this was a pretty good Scottish ale Id probably have again.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slipstream (2073) - USA - JAN 30, 2014
On draft at City Swiggers. A malty, lightly smoky & bitter Scot, pretty dry for the style. Solid, but unspectacular.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TATE (306) - Lubec, Maine, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours a murky dark brown with a thin tan head. Molasses aroma. Big malt flavor up from with a slight hop bite but most of the bitterness is from what appears to be roasted malt. There is a smokiness as well and the alcohol is noticeable. Overall a good beer and true to style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7021) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle. Different label than pictured here, with an ABV of just 7%, but the description fits. Dark brown, but not opaque, with golden amber highlights and a creamy light golden head. Aroma is sweet dark caramel and brothy malts. The palate has a nice peaty character that I did not find in the nose. Nothing that translates as heather, but nice fruity accents, light roast too. Tasty beverage.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2013
On tap at Mainely Meats right next to the brewery. Pours a hazed ruby tinged brown with a thin to medium sized beiged yellow head. Soft smoke and hay on the nose. Big toast and soft malt. Warm alcohol, faint smoke. Warm and toasty, gentle malt. Toasty with a soft bitterness into the finish. Don’t really get the heather in here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4153) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 9, 2013
22oz bottle in a thistle. Pours dark brown with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted and nutty malts plus some dough and caramel and floral hops. Flavor the same with a nice, slightly smoky finish. Average texture. A pretty good Scotch ale.


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