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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dekester1 (350) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Poured a dark brown-red with a minimal mocha head that faded to very light lacing. Aroma was of malts - slight roasted hues. Taste was very nice - a sweet malt start with a slightly smokey, moderate hop finish. Palate was nice. Overall a nice scottish ale. Nice job Central Waters!


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (1000) - Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2016
UPDATED: APR 15, 2016 Tap at Butcher and boar with commonmac. Rated with a cold. Bumped pint. Dark red brown with white head. Raisin nose. Sweet dark fruit raisin fig plum flavors. More Belgian than Scottish in a way. Sweet and sugary. Nice full body. Surprised by how this tasted. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (1000) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2016
Tap at Butcher and the Boar in a bumped pint glass. Dark reddish brown with almost tan head. Aroma is slightly sweet with a bubblegum and tropical fruit characteristic. Taste follows suit with plenty of sugary fruits working with a heavy malty cereal backbone. Tart dark fruit reminiscent of Belgian dubbel is coming to mind. Molasses and caramel notes. Smooth and full bodied. Surprised by this effort. Pretty tasty with more vibrancy than a typical Scottish ale. Good one to try if you have the chance. Slainte!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (2069) - New York, TURKEY - FEB 20, 2016
Draught @ Cooper’s Craft and Kitchen. Dark brown with reddish tint, decent sized creamy beige head, faint caramel aroma, high carbonation, slightly bitter caramel taste with alcohol undertones,thin body, medium bitter caramel finish. Decent but not great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (5036) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Rattle n Hum, NYC tap: pours murky brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasty, some caramel, little earth, and light druit. Taste is somewhat sweet with some minor hoppage. Not too sweet. Chewy. Abv was 7.5 according to the bar. Seemed more realistic than 5.2.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (5402) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2016
Tap at Rattle and Hum, New York. Colour is deep dark brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Ripe fruits, some chocolate, some dryness and malts. Very nice. Can’t believe this is 5.2% because malty body is very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6178) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Draught at Crane Alley. Malty caramel sticky scottish ale. Light carbonation. Decent overall.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (3270) - New York, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Draft at The Stags Head nice style find. Clear copper one finger white head. Nose is light toasted malt and caramel. Tastes of caramel, raisins, toasted malt, paper. Dry finish slight sweetness.decent.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (1247) - CROATIA - JAN 8, 2016
Tap (Happy Gnome); pours dark brown with a tan head; aroma of malt, butterscotch, and some floral notes; taste is sweet with butterscotch, malt, and a hint of floral notes; finish is dry and slightly bitter; nice beer

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mfhennig (276) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Very bark reddish brown pour, small beige head, good lacing. Aroma is mostly malt, a hint of toffee and caramel. Taste was kind of sour. Surprisingly chewy though. I’ll thank Joe for the beer, 1 of 24 different beers in the case. CW is a really solid brewery but this bottle didn’t have a date so I’m not sure of the age. I will give a shot if I see it in the store.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (2156) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Toast and malty very sweet though. Very thick. Malty. Nice brew with toasted grain nose. Thin fading head. Malt and light astringency. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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