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RATINGS: 881   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Block (2168) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2016
This is a potent Scotch Ale. Malty flavors throughout which mask the high alcohol pretty well. Caramel, some spice, just a bit of darker, roasted malts. Lots of alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3897) - Radom, POLAND - DEC 29, 2015
Piwo mocno alkoholowe slodkie. Kolor rubinowo czerwony srednia piana pecherzykowa lecz szybko opada. Aromat winny, drzewny i przypominal mi wilgotna chlodna piwnice. Smak tresciwy na przemian slodkie likierowe wino i daktyle i figi w tle. Do tego etanol. Ogolnie czuc tu dobra rasowa szkole rzemieslnicza ale przy slodkawe moze byc to piwo dla niektorych.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (1588) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2015
Pours a dark, cloudy copper with a beige head. Unassuming circus peanut and toffee nose. Mildly sharp and lightly crisp mouthfeel. Toffee and circus peanut flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1208) - New York, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle, pours fairly dark, slightly brownish tinge. Big tan head. Aroma is lots of caramel & scotch in there. Big boozy scotch ale. I can already tell this is well done. Flavor is robust, some cherries, dark fruit (prunes? fig?), cinnamon, booze, scotch, slightly quad-like notes. Wow, this is well done. I let this one warm up to the right temp. as well, so it’s really pleasant right meow.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Serapac (340) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle. Brown, medium beige head. Quite heavily carbonated. Aroma cinnamon, marzipan, sweet dough, milk chocolate. Taste in line with aroma, complex, leaving mainly sweet nutty palate. Very nice ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sailracer (483) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle. Very interesting beer. Lots of peat and woody flavors. The alcohol is well hidden. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyW68 (1423) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Very nice. Brown pour. Aroma and taste lean toward raisin, molasses and a little chocolate. Slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BozzBoyer (39) - New York, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Appearance: Dark Brown. Light Body. Aroma: Raisin, Chocolate, Phenolic. Light acceptable bandaid. (Maybe it's just me) Taste: Raisins, Clove, Scotch, Date, Brown Sugar, Light Hop Backbone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (756) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Aroma: caramel, smoke, dark fruits, molasses Appearance: amber, tan head Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (1113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2015 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. The aroma is malty chocolate with notes of raisin, caramel, light biscuit, and coffee with hints of cinnamon late. As it reaches room temperature it takes on a tiramisu coffee like aroma. The appearance is a murky, nutty brown that?s dark and topped by a tan, small soap bubble head, that has a light retention and no lace. The taste is a medium high sweet and medium bitter. The slick, syrupy texture has a light fizz and a full body with a toasted and smokey / ashy note and flavors of a chocolate chip cookie and coffee dessert. It finishes crisp and woody with an ashy, cocoa powder flavor, as well as a note of dry, smokey chocolate chips amd wafer cookies. It leaves an aftertaste of bourbon, caramel, nuts and light grapes.

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