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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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A full bodied, full flavored ale. Deep garnet red with a dense, creamy head of tan. Stone Thrower is fermented at a lower temperature and the brewing water is softened to be closer to that found in Scotland. Malts: Pale, Crystal Chocolate, Roast. Hops: Hallertau Tradition, East Kent Goldings.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2010
(12oz bottle). Pours dar k red color with thick head. Decent lacing and good carbonation. Aroma of caramel, roasted nut and some florals and perhaps cheese. Taste is malty sweet with a slight hop bitterness and the end. Medium bodied with oily texture. Finish is smooth and malty. For my tastes this is one to be consumed cold as the malts begin to assert themselves more as the beers warms. Not a fan of malty beers, but I could see myself drinking a few of these at a pub

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2011 Big Sky Brewing Company--Missoulia, MT--Heavy Horse Scotch Ale. 6.20% ABV. 20 IBUís. Thin head. Rich clear bright amber red color. Mild roasted pine heather Scottish front. Roasted malty toffee caramel rich Scottish body. Mild sweetness. Mild hop lingering fruit malt hint clean end. Smooth, Well Made & Tasty. (4.0 / 5.0) 5 oz. Taster @ Fremont Oktoberfest on 9/24/2010. Big Sky Brewing Company--Heavy Horse Scotch Ale--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 6.70% ABV. 20 IBUís. (3.75 / 5.0) Thin mild lace light tan head. Thick no sediment pour. Clear dark red bronze color. Malty mild peat roasted fruit toffee malt front. Roasted mellow sweet malty rich toasted toffee smoked hint smooth creamy body. Malty clean mild hop nourishing satisfying end. Sampled 1/10/2011. 6-Pack purchased for $8.59 at Fred Meyer--Ballard, Seattle on 9/10/2010.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
twindadplus2 (625) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Deep garnet color with a tight light walnut head. Aroma is nutty toffee and dark fruity sweetness. Flavor is sweet, creamy, roasted malt, fruit and a nice resiny bitterness at the finish. Creamy mouthfeel, on the high side of medium bodied. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Glad to see a new Big Sky beer in Texas. The beer pours a clear, deep red color with a tan head. A great looking beer. The aroma is very malty with a lot of toffee and caramel malt. I also get some dark fruit and a little bit of peet smoke. The flavor is also extremely malty. I get toffee, caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, cream, a little smoke and a little alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trev (1991) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2010
amber pour with a thin but tight head. aroma is dark fruitiness. roasted malt, some toffee.molasses. Flavour has nice medium sweetness balanced by a nice roasted malt, some molasses, hint of rye bread and just a bit of raisin.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Slightly hazy dark amber. Aroma of biscuit and fruit. taste is sweet fruit and caramel with a nice roasty finish. Well balanced, some bitter burnt malts on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 26, 2010
In the bottle from Beertopia. Pours sepia dark brown with an off white head. Great thick maltiness and a small bit of peat. Good chocolates. This might be my favorite from this brewer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 25, 2010
12 oz bottle. Clear dark mahogany with a long lasting, medium sized off white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, dried fruit and bread. The flavor is very malty, lots of rich bready malt and some caramel, there is also a light sourness like sourdough bread. Medium body with mild carbonation and a soft, smooth mouth feel. This is a solid beer, very malty like it should be.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Beautiful dark ruby with a thick creamy light tan head. Little sharp carbonic nose, also creamy caramel, rose petals and brown sugar. Coppery metallic up front, little floral, but sharp. Cannot finish, too metallic.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3418) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Gorgeous mahogany-scotch color with caramelized head. Easy nutty malt nose. Malty, nutty, bready body with some banana notes inexplicably present, but it mostly works. Solid.


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