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RATINGS: 834   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (2061) - 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 (745) - 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 (193) - - 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 (417) - - 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 (335) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
firstsip (658) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Tap. Nice lacing. Super dark ruby. Slightly sweet nose. Caramel forward followed by mildly roasty malt character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
akoeninger (539) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Woody sweet cherry in Caramel aroma. taste is Rich caramel malts, smoke smokey peat, ripe dark fruits and awesomeness. Smooth balanced with a long malty finish. Awesome ale hides the abv well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (3371) - FINLAND - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle. Brown, light hazy. Brown malty, dry raisin sweetness, some leather, old coffin on nose. Med full bodied, nicely balanced. Sweets (sort of dried plums, some figs..), but enough soft bitters to wipe the palate clean. Round, light oily, abv amazingly hidden (guessed it around 6 before checking the bottle). Light doughy, some soft herbs. Pretty nice scotch ale. Good flavours, deceptively easy. Luckily had just one bottle at hand, could’ve easily ruined tomorow with a bunch of these.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1994) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 5, 2015
12 oz bottle, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Dark hazy brown, clove and heather aroma. Sweet, not over powered by alcohol, though a bit flat in flavour compared to what I expected. Smokiness is nice

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