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Big Horse MacStallion Scotch Ale
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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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A deep walnut colored ale with hints of smoke, dried fruit and alcohol. Low on hops, high on malts.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 24, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: cloudy amber, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet and fruity aroma, dark caramel sweetness, touch of ripe dark fruits
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, sweet dark fruits, touch of dark caramel, balanced by a light smokey character along with a big earthyness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neepsntatties (1114) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2009
On tap at Big Horse Brewing. Colour... dark amber with a thin head. Nose... sweet malt and faint hops. Palate... rather thin body with mild carbonation, some malt, toffee and light hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2009
4oz samples at brewery - Aroma of smokey malts, caramel and toffee. Flavor matches with a touch of fruit in the finish. Palate is sticky. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tongatim (28) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Started well with good caramel maltiness and restrained smoke. However, it petered out quickly, leaving me wanting more of the fullness and rich finish of a fine Scotch Ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFanDan17 (954) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - AUG 8, 2009
A very tasty scotch ale. Good blend of smoke and spice... even somewhat nutty. Nice malty finish and true to the style.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillKismet (3291) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Tangerine amber color with no head and minor dabs of carbonation. Wonderful grainy nose and hints of fruit. Somewhat rough grainy flavor that never really develops further and falls short of expectations. Tannic grain husk finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3266) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 5, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Color was a muddy auburn. Aroma of fruit and caramel. Flavor was peaty/smoky, earthy, fruity, and caramel. Smoky overall with a hint of hops in the finish. Good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (15493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a dark amber color with a small white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor with some hints of smoke. Has a roasted malty caramel finish with some weak hints of dark fruit in the aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2158) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Pours clear dark copper with a lacy white ring of foam. Soft caramel & peat nose. Medium body, minimal carbonation. Taste of brown sugar, caramel, figs. Dry, earthy/smoky finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2008
Poured a nice amber-copper body with a medium white head. Sweet, peaty malty, mildly hoppy flavor. Well balanced and true to style. Nice offering. One of my favorites from the sampler tray.


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