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RATINGS: 828   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1655) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Notes from Scotch Ale tasting for St Patricks Day. Pour is orangey brown with little head. Aroma has brown sugar and toffee. Taste is of some fruits, earth, brown sugar and a bit of peat. Quite a solid, to-style, example of a scotch ale, and nicely done. Finished ahead of some solidly rated brews, including Alesmith Wee Heavy, during the competition, as a bit of a surprise.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3874) - Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Pours barely translucent chestnut with a thin buff head. Bold aroma has caramel, malty, woody and subtle fruity notes. Sharp flavor rolls caramel, toasted malt, fruit and wood tones across the tongue. Texture has average body but good fizz. This will give you a kick!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2906) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle for the holiday. Scottish and Irish the same? Close enough. Poured a deep brown in color with a thin coating of tan head. Aroma has sweet malt, caramel, and dark sweet fruit. Mouth feel is medium and the carbonation a bit low. Flavor has a big rich malted side, creeping bitterness, chocolate, dark fruit, and some heat on the finish. The alcohol is hidden pretty well, but oh boy, you feel it.(Had right after a run)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (736) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 16, 2015
Dark brown-amber appearance with small tan head. Aroma of caramel, malts, even a bit roasted, fruits. Still rather dry for the full taste. Cannot believe the ABV. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (2006) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Almost 10% scotch ale? Well alright. Dark amber pour with thinnish light tan head. Smell is sweet super malty, caramel, some fruits, hints of cocoa. Taste is cocoa, caramel malty, rich, cherry fruity, alcohol. I really dig this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubblehouse (677) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Pours a real murky brown coloring with very little aroma. Is pretty tasty but scotch ales are not my favorite

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sokuzs1 (178) - - MAR 6, 2015
Aroma: malty, caramel, nuts, dried fruits Taste: sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruits, some alcohol in the background

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisbrochill (1) - Powell, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2015 does not count
This is my new favorite beer, which says a lot, since I am an Eliot Ness/Yuengling Amber Lager type guy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ColovianTrader (408) - - FEB 21, 2015
Apples and golden raisins forward. Good amount of caramel throughout. Notes of bread, cider, fig, brown sugar and citrus zest. Hints of allspice. Nice creamy texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Petkus331 (329) - Redford, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Aroma of red malt, candy sugar, and grape. Dark copper-rubbyish brown with white foam and lace. Rich roast caramel malt flavor with a european hop bitterness that immitates oak charachteristics found in scotch. High viscosity palate, very thick. Overall, extremely solid, very very good.

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