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RATINGS: 86   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (14777) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle courtesy of nuplastikk, thanks! Deep brown color, almost headless. Aroma of burnt creme brulee and dark cocoa. Taste is rich, sweet, malty with an edge of smoke and toast. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
12oz bottle, thanks nuplastikk. Medium beige head that reduces to a thin top layer, atop cola red-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some bittersweet chocolate, light peat, cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel/toffee, some cocoa/chocolate syrup, light cherry, peat. Light-medium body, some stickiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10726) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle poured a clear brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of toffee, cocoa, raisin and light carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, toffee, dark fruit and light earthiness with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9280) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle from 2011 summer trip. Dark brown with a small consistent off-white head, and some lace. A rich malted aroma. Medium mouthfeel, however it is smooth. The chocolate, the smoke, the malt, all nicely integrated.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (8682) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Nto my favorite style but I tried it anyways. nice rich color and taste. Pretty roasty for a scotch ale imo and also not as sweet, more of a sessionable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Pour on tap at craft kitchen, dark brownish red pour with tan head, aroma brought caramel, toffee, muted spice, some earth into a bit of grass. Taste is muddled, but some caramel, toffee, slight dark fruit into a bit of grass and herbal notes, finishing sweet, slightly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7472) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Very dark pour with a nice light tan head. Nose is rather mild - some caramel malts. Nice smooth palate with good density. Taste is great - smooth chocolate, caramel, malty - nice balance and character. Very well done!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7283) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (6578) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2015
bottle provided by Scotch Ale Paul .. . pours a dark cola brown .. mild foam, lacing is medium strength .. . dark molasses and bark juice .. . muddled yet drinkable .. . . Tomorrow’s weather actually says ’dreary’. Who is the forecaster? Eeyore?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6373) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2012
bottle and served in my La Chouffe tulip: Pours a rich brown hue with ruby highlights topped by a nice creamy off-white head that left excellent lace upon the glassware. The aroma has notes of caramel, chocolate, roast, bready malts along with some dark fruit, earthy tobacco and minerals with just a hint of smoke. The taste is malt forward as expected with some twangy fruit and herbal hops. There is a nice brash earthiness upon the slightly smoky finish. Surprisingly noticeable alcohol for something that is only 5.3 % ABV. The mouth feel is oily and ashy but must say not as lush or sticky as I would like, I think the aggressive carbonation is the blame. Overall I think this is a fine beer and something I would try again.


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