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Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale

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RATINGS: 821   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.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
screigh (492) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2015
Pours a cola or dark-tea like color. No head at all. Malty and a bit musty aroma. Sweet, malty, chocolate, caramel and hints of alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KoNrRiI (682) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - APR 21, 2015
0.355 bottle. Brown color with a crimson tinge and a small off-white head. Malty aroma, wood, whisky, butterscotch, and quite a lot of caramel. Sweet, malty taste, delicate alcohol, again caramel, and finally butterscotch. Medium body, slick texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is very caramelly, whisky, once again butterscotch. Overall not a bad beer but I expected more, anything that implies barrel aging is held up to a higher standard by me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JakeG (20) - Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
Pours a dark hazy red-brown with an average size off-white head. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, toffee, dark fruit and some roastiness. Taste is caramel malt, dark fruit, brown sugar, a touch of smoke and a light bitter finish. Alcohol shows up a little in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorm (1603) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 17, 2015
Description 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. «Scotty Karate»

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2514) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 12, 2015
0,355 l bottle caramel, floral, bubblegum, woody, vanilla, red-brown color, hazy, minimal head, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomekk1978 (724) - Ząbki, POLAND - APR 12, 2015
UPDATED: APR 18, 2015 Aromat: dość ciekawy i złożony. Wędzone śliwki, wiśnie, jabłka, lekka czekolada, karmel, drewno, syrop klonowy. Do tego słodycz i alkohol. Barwa: rubinowa, klarowna, choć na dnie wyraźne drobinki. Piana w kolorze ecru, drobno pęcherzykowa, niemal kremowa. Umiarkowanej wielkości i podobnie trwała. Ładnie oblepia szkło. Smak: coś pomiędzy wyraźnymi estrami (śliwki, wiśnie), a piwem leżakowanym w beczce, bardziej alkoholowym. Jest wyraźna słodycz, nuty winne, waniliowe, chlebowe, nieco melanoidynowe. Goryczka niewielka i delikatna. Średnia do krągłej pełnia (niższa niż się spodziewałem), umiarkowane do niskiego wysycenie, dosyć wytrawna i nieco alkoholowa końcówka. Mimo wszystko niższy alkohol, niż można by oczekiwać. Interesujące i złożone piwo, choć nie do końca w moim stylu, bowiem zbyt wiele owoców.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElManana (831) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2015
On tap at Delirium Café. Brown, no head. Caramel, cinnamon, candy, sweet. Taste is chocolate, caramel, malts, maybe some oak. Scotch is not my style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leghorn99 (72) - Livorno, ITALY - APR 9, 2015
Apppare nel bicchiere di un bel colore ambrato/bruno scuro con riflessi rubino; la schiuma č abbondante, fine, cremosa e di ottima persistenza. Aroma di malto, caramello e frutti scuri, si percepiscono anche note speziate e di liquirizia. In bocca, apre ampia e generosa, con dolci sentori affumicati e sapori legnosi; prosegue con caramello, frutta candita e un evidente speziatura. Il corpo č medio-pieno, bassa carbonazione; il finale č leggermente alcolico con retrogusto amaro.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abio (1683) - Waasland, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2015
Pretty decent brew. Better as expected. Drinks more easy then expected with this alcohol. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (737) - LATVIA - MAR 28, 2015
Brown with medium beige head. Quite sweet taste with fruity notes, followed by sweet touch and lasting bitterness.


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