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RATINGS: 101   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.

jaymobrown's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jaymobrown (1843) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2016
12 ounce bottle, 3/27/16. Dark brown, medium tan head, decent retention. Aroma of caramel and berries. The taste is toasted malts, caramel, toffee, berries. Thin bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (3710) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Dark malts, bourbon, molasses. Hazy, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Medium sweet. More caramel and bread malts, bourbon, molasses, rich, dark malts, light alcohol, full bodied, soft carbonation. Very nice aroma, well-balanced, great Scotch Ale. Keg at The Old Fashioned, Madison, WI.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (1064) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (1061) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (2321) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (5474) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (5736) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6672) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Draught at Crane Alley. Malty caramel sticky scottish ale. Light carbonation. Decent overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (3518) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (1268) - Minnesota, USA - 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

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