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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
This rich malty ale is best when shared among friends. So let us offer you a traditional Scottish toast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7426) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottled. Poured very deep brown with a sticky khaki head.. looked great in the glass (darker than expected, but that’s OK). The aroma picked up toasted biscuit and chocolatey malts with touches of smoked pet accenting.. really nice. The flavor found burnt licorice, baker’s chocolate, and smoked malts, with tanginess from the yeast and smoke extending outward.. sharp, bitter, and tacky on the finish. Medium-bodied and fairly filling for the style.. I loved it for the first 3/4 of the drink, but it dropped off at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2013
Bottle, dark brown with small mocha head. Oak, vanilla, malt, toffee, sweet nose. Taste is big malt, peat, sweet caramel, dry oak on the finish. Creamy moderate body with a light crisp carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1804) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark mahogany with a ring of head. Aroma is chocolate and malts. Flavor is malty, leather and wood. Really good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (1108) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep nearly opaque dark-brown with a medium mocha-colored head that had little in the way of retention. Also of note, after holding it up to the light, there are some floaties (although it didn’t say that it it was bottle-conditioned on th elabel and my glass was clean... hmmm...) Nose is malty and sweet, with some caramel going on in there. Mouth is smooth an medium bodied, malt sweetness up front, some dried fruit, toffee, and chocolate, finishes with a lingering sweetness and some toasty bread. I’m not normally a huge fan of this style, but this is really pretty nice -- especially on a late February eve during a winter storm here in Chicago. Sláinte indeed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1816) - Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Deep mahogany brown. Small sustained creamy tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, molassas, roasted malt, chocolate. Flavor maintains nose and adds a little bitter coffee and peat. Medium clean body. lots of carbonation, Twangy slightly smokey finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3143) - 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 (2471) - 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 (1782) - 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 (4956) - 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.

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