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RATINGS: 747   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1053) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
12 oz. bottle in trade from Treebute. Pours brown, with a medium, tan head. The aroma is bitter chocolate, coriander, peat, and some oak. Very sweet, with a burnt, bitter aftertaste. Medium body, chalky, and thick. Overall, this is a nice beer, with several of the wonderful facets of a nice scotch. Well balanced and easy to approach.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5343) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig süß, fruchtig, würzig. Geschmack röstmalzig, schokoladig, würzig, fruchtig, rote Beeren.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
temporrari (380) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2014
It’s pretty dark brown with a thin head that settled into a ring around the edge of my glass. Smells a little fruity, almost like a Belgian without the spice from the yeast. Malty, sweet, fruity, and bread flavors. It’s not cloying, which is something I expected, so that’s a nice surprise. It’s a heavy beer, I wouldn’t try to drink a whole bottle. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RespertFTW (482) - Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle thanks to Mark. Deep garnet almost no head. Aged for a year. Candied fruit and caramel aromas. Sweet smooth finish. Almost barley wine like from the aging.

-- rated with beerbasher

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vlan1 (151) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle poured into tulip glass. Pours a hazy cocoa brown with a small head. All the aromas of your typical scotch ale. Sweet malt and light scotch aromas. Sweet malty, toffee and brown bread on the palate. Very very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chucklemation (316) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Poured from a bottle with a brown color and a very light white head. Has a scotch aroma. Taste is also strongly scotch and sweet. Has a nice full body flavor and goes down smooth. I enjoy scotch ales and this is a very enjoyable one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sregnar35 (951) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2014
On tap at the abbey. Ours dark brown with a thin lasting head. Flavor is nicely rich and hoppy, with a real smooth smoke taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerInHeaven (114) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2014
pours an opaque brown with a medium tan head. aroma is caramel malt and a little bread. Taste is really good. A hint of burnt toast, a hint of chocolate. creamy mouth feel. long slightly bitter finish. The alcohol is not obtrusive considering the high percentage. Really well done. Good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (4113) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2014
12oz bottle thanks to Manny57
Pours clear dark amber with a medium sized beige head and sticky lacing. Aroma toasted malts, molasses and toffee. Taste is sweet caramel, smokey, chocolate and woody
One of my least favorite styles, but I like this and could drink it everyday. Easy drinking, no noted alcohols.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (975) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle from brewery. Pours clear brown. Dark fruit and toffee aroma. Caramel and dark fruit, sweet, dry finish. Full body, flat.

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