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RATINGS: 774   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raoul_duke (43) - - SEP 28, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2014 Awesome bottle art. Head is minor, not terribly carbonated. Taste has a nice combo of spicy (cinnamon) and fruity (apple). Alcohol is not as prevalent as you?d expect at 9.75%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"nice big scotch ale with a peaty, dark fruity malt aroma. smooth, abv hid well, big bodied. did i say smooth? flavor very pleasing...coffee, sweet malt, dark fruit, peat. well put together"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
murphious2000 (15) - - SEP 24, 2014
Pours a nice color of dark brown but the head is this and I wish it were a bit more than only 1/4inch. Malt and yeast aroma maybe a hint of apple. Tastes very smooth and not boozy to me at all. Reminds me of a good Belgian double or even tripel, but without the sour/tartness. Very slight smoke and balanced finish, with some flavor I like but can’t quite figure out. Very Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopmelt (196) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Pours cloudy dark copper, half finger medium head, lots of thin lacing. Aroma alcohol, doughy, toasty, caramel malt, toffee, slight earthy. Taste caramel, doughy malt, toffee, burnt sugar, alcohol, slight dark fruit, earthy. Mouthfeel medium-full body, lower carbonation, alcohol heat, not much astringency, finish is in the sweet side. Overall great beer, drinks like a nice Scotch, this is one of my favorites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (279) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark reddish brown with almost no head. Aroma is sweet, malty, bourbon boozy, some smoke. Taste is malty sweet, dark fruits, warming whiskey-like alcohol. Bitter sweet aftertaste. Bit watery thin perhaps, but nevertheless very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (453) - HUNGARY - SEP 11, 2014
Élesztő-maradványoktól zavaros, sötét borostyán színű ital egy rendkívüli illatfergeteggel, melyben az olvasztott cukros, mézes-diós aromák egy nagy adag, belga stílusú élesztős keretben találnak magukra. A kelt tésztás, süteményes zamatok ezt követően is megmaradnak, ízét pedig tovább színesíti aszalt gyümölcsös, kissé likőrös, alkoholban áztatott karaktere. Figyelemre méltóan testes, mély és komplex szerkezetű, a belga quadrupelek és angol old ale-ek jellemvonásait egyaránt magán viselő főzet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1514) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 14, 2014
Bona cervesa, és equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2616) - FINLAND - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle 12 oz. Pours dark brown in color with a tan head. Bready, sweet malty and somewhat fruity notes in aroma. Toffee, dark fruits and caramel sweetness in taste. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (714) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
12fl bottle. Pours a clear ruby/caramel with a thin ring of a head and nice legs. Aroma has big notes of caramel, brown sugar, and dark fruits. Taste is sweet with caramel, dark fruits, and a bit of alcohol warmth and taste. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Smooth texture in the mouth. Almost syrupy but not quite. Overall a nice Scotch ale. Big caramel and dark fruits with a touch of alcohol. Very smooth texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blklab2007 (2015) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle poured a cola brown in color with a thin coating of tan head. Aroma has sweet malt, caramel, and dark sweet fruit. Mouth feel is medium light and the carbonation a bit low. Flavor has a big rich malted side, creeping bitterness, chocolate, dark fruit, and some heat on the finish.

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