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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (4283) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1030) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matthewjk (889) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (605) - 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 .

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkSachon (554) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1102) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sitzds (283) - - 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.

3.8
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1237) - Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle. Deep garnet with a tan head. Plum, tannins and caramel aromas. Slightly tart with a candi finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwoodward (561) - - 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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