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RATINGS: 838   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
androman (918) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2015
On tap at beertemple, amsterdam. Body is hazy brown, head is medium, creamy, beige, average lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is slightly roasty liqueurish, flavor is chocolate, dried fruits, roasted malt, vanilla, rotten wood, light spices. Medium sweet, medium to bitter. Finish is medium lasting chocolate roasty medium bittersweet, alcohol is well hidden. Full body, oily sticky texture, soft carbonation. Great dessert beer, quite easy, tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zwiebel88 (608) - GERMANY - MAY 17, 2015
Dunkelbraun, beiger Schaum. In der Nase Holz, Malznoten, Karamell, Toffee, Dörrobst, Eiche, sehr komplex. Am Gaumen Karamellsüße, leicht alkoholisch, Dörrobst, Hefenoten, Nuss, Eiche. Top.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
smroush (124) - Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Nose reminds me of Apple cider. Malty, sweet, a bit of butterscotch. Some slightly toasty caramel. Not much hop aroma. Touches of bread, earth and leaves. Color is a dark reddish brown. Very slight off-white head. Taste is fairly sweet; very mild bitterness. Medium body; texture is somewhat oily and slick; carbonation is just very slightly on the lively side. The finish is medium length, a bit sweet, bready with some butterscotch. Overall a reasonable scotch ale. I like the variety of aromas and the cider like notes. But really lacking a hop presence; perhaps just not my favorite style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TattooJack (280) - Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2015
From a 4-pack of bottles, rich dark brown look with almost no collar. This is one of the best scotch ales I’ve tried. It has a smooth flavor with malt, but not sweet. It is strong (9.75%) but it’s only noticeable in the buzz not the taste. I like the name and the story, but I think the reason for the name is that after several of these it could lead one to believe they know karate, until they either pulled a groin muscle or get their ass kicked. Cheers, and be careful!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5256) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Nice for style. Light oak and some peat malt. Well balanced and easy to drink. Finishes with a little sweetness. Murky brown pour. Bottle from total wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerKurve (518) - - MAY 6, 2015
Peated Scotch, Rum Raisins, Plums, Chocolate, and roasted barley. Wish this were a bit more smokey but I won’t nitpick here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lobs_ols (391) - LATVIA - MAY 2, 2015
Opaque crimson, medium beige head. Dark caramel, nuts and cocoa on the nose. Sweet, full bodied, roasty and lovely.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
screigh (511) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KoNrRiI (765) - Århus, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JakeG (26) - 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.

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