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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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This rich malty ale is best when shared among friends. So let us offer you a traditional Scottish toast.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Deep chestnut with it quickly fading brown cap. Aroma of toffee, nuts, chocolate and bready malt. Taste is sweet with toffee, nuts, a hint of smoke and brown sugar and no hop presence.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerKurve (509) - - OCT 16, 2013
Dark Brown/Borderline Pitch Black with a soapy brown head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts/barley, caramel, chocolate and coffee. Taste is a sweet malty mixture of chocolate, roasted barley, caramel, toffee, mild citrus hops and coffee. Aftertaste is a sweet-ish chocolate flavor. Body is on the heavier side with some moderate carbonation. Very Malty & Very tasty!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (933) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 7, 2013
2012/2013 seasonal. Found this bottle hiding in the cellar. Aroma is rich and full of toasted bread with a light roast note. Light caramel and toffee. Light dark fruit character of fig and plum. Pours a dark brown with some light ruby highlights and a thin tan head that recedes quickly leaving just a thin film in the center and along the edges. Flavor is similar to aroma. Slightly sweet with a lot of toasted bread. Light caramel, toffee and roast. Some fruit notes of figs and plums with a hint of cherry and prune. Light bitterness with some lingering fig and prune notes along with some caramel, toffee and roast. Mouthfeel is medium light to light with medium low carbonation that helps the mouthfeel feel bigger. Low astringency with low alcohol warmth. Overall a full flavored beer considering how small it is. Lots of nice complex malt character with some complimentary dark fruit notes. I would have preferred a slightly lighter beer with a hint of smokiness, but overall very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1776) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Draft at Khyber Pass. Very dark red pour. Slight foamy head. Unusual sour smoke notes. Works surprisingly well. Good blend of burnt dark notes and weird vegetative matter. Artichokes and blood oranges. Skoal!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1100) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Pours dark brown with low head. Aroma is sweet toasted fruits, taste is similar, very nice and smooth

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gruberm (329) - - AUG 16, 2013
Smokey and thick tasting. Palate is a chocolatey caramel. Der der der der der ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Thanks, RO! Very vibrant garnet pour, defiantly carbonated. Settles in quickly, and the nose is super sweet, although with just enough bright fruits to make it less than fully treacly. Mouthfeel a bit smooth and sticky in places, but is mostly quite fluffy and luxuriant. Impressively complex flavors for such low abv, with sweet toffee, bright citrus, and some toasted malts melding well. Not a style I crave too often, but this one was well done.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pablo951 (478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Had it at the Chicago Craft Beer Festival 6/22/13 . Poured a dark cloudy brown color with a light white head and a sweet hop aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
o_Merlin_o (191) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Pours a very dark and rich leathery brown. Creamy head. Aromas of coffee and hazelnut. Slightly aqueous with flavors of hazelnut and coffee as well. Well rounded beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3733) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Jackson Hole, WY. Pours a murky dark brown amber with an ecru head. Aroma of roasted nuts. Hints of coffee in the flavor. Might tasty.


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