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Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale

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RATINGS: 812   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
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For those of you who don’t know who "Scotty Karate" is... He is a local one man band who plays an amazing slurry of honky tonk influenced, punk country songs. His voice is amazing as well as his high energy shows. (Check him out @ www.scottykaratetime.com) So, we decided to make a beer and name it in his honor. This beer is a big, full bodied Scottish ale. It is 9.75% alc. but it is very smooth and balanced. Since Scotty is also very passionate about beer I asked him to write a description for you, so from the man himself... Aroma: Smells like A fresh caramel apple with a hint of cinnamon inside of cranberry shortbread. Or maybe fresh home made hard candy (from home economics class-7th grade). Flavor: Tastes like a smokey chocolate chip cookie, wild roadside cherry-asparagus, woody, crispy leaf on a fall day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (682) - LATVIA - MAR 28, 2015
Brown with medium beige head. Quite sweet taste with fruity notes, followed by sweet touch and lasting bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChrisSc (355) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2015
pint on tap. Minneapolis. Dark brown in color. Opaque. Small white head. Aroma is heavy on caramel, roasted malts, grainy, stone fruits. Taste is sweet. A touch of bitterness as well. Medium-full body. Light carbonation. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (1973) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2015

Lukt: Humle og lyng honning.
Utseende: Brun farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Humle, krydder med en honning avslutning.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Melkebaren, Sandnes, Nydt@Pubrunde med Bryne
Medium: Tapp@100ml (Planke), ABV@9,75%, Når@26.03.2015

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigtaster (690) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2015
From bottle, dark brown light brown head. Lots of caramel, oranges, yeast. Slick, oily, malty Slightly bitter. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1572) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Notes from Scotch Ale tasting for St Patricks Day. Pour is orangey brown with little head. Aroma has brown sugar and toffee. Taste is of some fruits, earth, brown sugar and a bit of peat. Quite a solid, to-style, example of a scotch ale, and nicely done. Finished ahead of some solidly rated brews, including Alesmith Wee Heavy, during the competition, as a bit of a surprise.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3736) - Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Pours barely translucent chestnut with a thin buff head. Bold aroma has caramel, malty, woody and subtle fruity notes. Sharp flavor rolls caramel, toasted malt, fruit and wood tones across the tongue. Texture has average body but good fizz. This will give you a kick!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2828) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle for the holiday. Scottish and Irish the same? Close enough. Poured a deep brown in color with a thin coating of tan head. Aroma has sweet malt, caramel, and dark sweet fruit. Mouth feel is medium and the carbonation a bit low. Flavor has a big rich malted side, creeping bitterness, chocolate, dark fruit, and some heat on the finish. The alcohol is hidden pretty well, but oh boy, you feel it.(Had right after a run)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (554) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 16, 2015
Dark brown-amber appearance with small tan head. Aroma of caramel, malts, even a bit roasted, fruits. Still rather dry for the full taste. Cannot believe the ABV. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1954) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Almost 10% scotch ale? Well alright. Dark amber pour with thinnish light tan head. Smell is sweet super malty, caramel, some fruits, hints of cocoa. Taste is cocoa, caramel malty, rich, cherry fruity, alcohol. I really dig this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubblehouse (604) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Pours a real murky brown coloring with very little aroma. Is pretty tasty but scotch ales are not my favorite

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