Big Horse MacStallion Scotch Ale
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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
A deep walnut colored ale with hints of smoke, dried fruit and alcohol. Low on hops, high on malts.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2007
On tap at the brewery. Pours dark amber wtih a smooth white head. Long caramel malt flavor, fruity and woody. Great balance and smooth palate. One of the best beers they were serving.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (3856) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 25, 2007
On Tap at the Brewpub pours out a clear amber topped with a cream head. A nice little sweetness on the malt. verty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (3048) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 16, 2007
On Tap at the BrewPub. Clear orange with a small off white head. Sweet malty aroma. Lots of sweet malt flavor. fruity. Nice flavors but a bit unusual. Very soft carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (13659) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2006
The MacStallion I had was not a 90/- but a 5% regular olí Scottish. So this brew may very well a different interpretation of the theme each time out, or I had a new brew. Light brown colour, hazy. Fruity, sugary nose. Firm malty character, toasty but maybe not so chewy nor flavourful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2006
On tap @ brewpub. Color was a strange (for a Scotch) brown cloudy color more akin to a dunkleweizen. Thin soapy head. Flavor not smoky, not strong. No off flavors, bur little flavor period. I love Scotch Ales, and this one was probably one of the worst Iíve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Earthy sweaty flavor, sweet maltiness, that tastes almost flat. Flavors are short lived, with some caramel and toffee and bready biscuit notes. Balanced roastiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 28, 2005
(Draft: Big Horse Brew Pub in Hood River, OR) Not a whole lot of aroma to this Scotch, but itís packed with flavor. Predominantly sweet and caramely, a mild bitterness lends some balance, and a gentle smokiness comes out in the finsh. After a vigorous swirl, a sweet and caramely nose is coaxed out. Full bodied, coating and slightly sticky on the palate, long-lasting sweetness stays on after the finish. Attractive ruddy brown colored body, with a light-tan, but short-lived head that fades to a small ring and leaves no lacing on the glass. Another solid effort on this Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Tap. Deep ruddy brown with a nice off-white head. Very clear. Good lacing left. Caramel, a touch of smoke generalized medium roasted grains. Medium bodied, quite smooth. Hits the mark with the malt being predominant and just the smallest hints of hop bitterness. LIghtly noticeable smoke, caramel and some chocolate in flavor. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 27, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2007 Ruby mahogany color, thin head, no lacing. Nose of peat malts, sweet melanoidins and earthy hops. The flavor is smoky and sweet, very caramelly and sweet, balanced mouthfeel, moderate body, very nice smoke. Level, clean, thick and drinkable. Very nice with a hoppy tail.

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