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RATINGS: 759   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (4392) - 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 (1057) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matthewjk (898) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Dark Horse is one of my favorite breweries; Scotch ale is one of my favorite styles. How the hell have I not picked this up until now!?! This thing has all the appreciable aspects one would want from a scotch: peat, caramel, chocolate, rum, and raisin. Warming alcohol is subdued. Excellent offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (636) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2014
12oz bottle - pours a murky brown . Big scotch and caramel/raisin aromas . Taste is dark fruit and earthy hops . Always one of my favs from dark horse .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkSachon (576) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2014
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Everything here is quite nice and properly balanced for a scotch ale. A bit of McEwan’s classic comes through on the nose and the finish. A nice level of sweetness throughout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1150) - Herning, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2014
35 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with a tiny amount of sediment and an off-white head that leave quite a bit of lacing. Aroma and flavour are dried fruits, caramel, a little roast, and nuts - with a slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sitzds (289) - - FEB 2, 2014
12oz bottle poured into nonic. Brown liquid with a two-finger tan head that settles to a collar. Aroma is bread, oak, malt, peat, and earth. Taste is sweet malts then leafy hop bitterness. Medium body, chewy texture, light side of medium carbonation, woody leafy drying finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Temptation (220) - - JAN 30, 2014
Aroma to milky chocolate, raisins, cake, toffee. Mouthfeel to toffee, some spices, biscuit, dark mature fruit. Well balanced, quite carbonated, smooth, velvety texture, medium development with a nice bittersweet finish. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1278) - Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle. Deep garnet with a tan head. Plum, tannins and caramel aromas. Slightly tart with a candi finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwoodward (566) - - JAN 17, 2014
Had a glass on tap as part of a flight at Ashley’s. Big, but not boozy. Good bite to balance the malt. Nice winter sipper.

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