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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Hopped with heather.


OKplus' rating

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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigben873 (191) - Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Caught between being a scotch ale (as it is categorized) and a Scottish ale (as it is named). Definitely has the scotch taste but not the nice smooth maltiness.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tekstr1der (345) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 6, 2016
This is the second offering from these folks that I must assume is spoiled. The pour is dark with minimal head. Aroma is vinous with a strong peat pretense. Flavor is that of red wine that’s opened too long - slightly vinegar, and sour grape. The fizziness of carbonation just make this seem like a bad wine cooler. Really a shame, as Scottish ales are one of my favorite styles, and I had big hope. But between this and the Real Ale, I’m thinking either they have serious quality control issue, or just make really awful beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slubgob (297) - West Hartford, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle into glass. Opaque dark brown. Sweet malt with a touch of hops on the nose, in the mouth very full. A bit sweet, almost cloying. Moderate finish, leaves a bit if stickiness. Ok, comes scoffs as a higher ABV red, and I want it to be easier going.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1451) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Attractive w/ very nice aroma. The taste is just a touch underwhelming. It has that boozy Scottish feel but is lacking in the caramel that makes scots great. Still a sold beer as a whole tho!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franckg (1024) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - 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 (2923) - 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 (1023) - 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 (1156) - 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 (3539) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, 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 (2423) - USA - JAN 30, 2014
On draft at City Swiggers. A malty, lightly smoky & bitter Scot, pretty dry for the style. Solid, but unspectacular.


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