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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2304) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2013
12 oz. bottle poured to my 1/2 taster showing a clear, dark mahogany hue, with a silky, brownish tan head that diminished rather quickly to a thin ring & film, and left some clingy but light ribbons & spots of lacing. The nose was creamy malt, some light roastiness, chocolate, caramel, light sweetness, and a touch of treacle. The flavor contributed a moderate, earthy, lingering hop bitterness, a touch of woodiness & peat, and a tanniny & dark fruit astringency. With a better than medium body, I was impressed with the hefty, tasty, high shilling characteristics.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1628) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 7, 2013
Very nice scotch ale. Pours a deep dark burguny/brown. Aromas of dried fruit, raisin bread, a touch of bubble gum, and lots of bready malts. All bready, malty favourites. Raisin bread, dried fruit, sourdough bread, some booze. Well balanced. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Langsetm (4) - Excelsior, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2013 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2013 Great beer--picked it up in a Four Firkins mix your own 6 pack without having heard of it before--pleasantly surprised

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jaymobrown (1649) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Loved how this one looked. A great scot ale that was dark without being too thick. Lots of great lacing. Roasted oats, chocolate, yeast, burlap. Warming. Could have a higher ABV; I like a bit more kick here. But good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3785) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 14, 2013
12oz bottle in a thistle. Pours dark brown with a lacy, light tan head. Aroma of caramel and toffee from the malts, a little roasted and chocolate notes, and some floral hops. Flavor the same. Average to smooth texture. A nice, malty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Pours a dark ruby brown with an active tan head. Darned near opaque. Lots of sweetness in the aroma. Taste is toffee, caramel and some roasted maltiness. Long residuals in the creamy palate. Quite excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Dark mohogany pour and a thin brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, peat, some sweetness. Tate is semi-sweet, roasted malt, little peat, very tasty. Creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjaxson (282) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Should we quibble that this Scottish Ale comes from a region that’s solidly Norwegian with a few Germans and Poles to round out the ethnic mix? I think not. It’s a full-flavored malt-dominated ale that foams up nicely above a near ruby red color. Central Waters is almost always at its best when they let the malts do the talking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (1809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
From BandC. Very dark. Slippery palate, roasted, peat, and a little smoke. Big frothy head. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MIBRomeo (2537) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Brown pour small soapy head. Rich roast malt aroma. Some light syrups a touch of raw grains a light hippy finish some defining scotch ale character. Full well coated palate. Loved it.

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