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RATINGS: 762   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
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For those of you who dont 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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chucklemation (479) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Poured from a bottle with a brown color and a very light white head. Has a scotch aroma. Taste is also strongly scotch and sweet. Has a nice full body flavor and goes down smooth. I enjoy scotch ales and this is a very enjoyable one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sregnar35 (972) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2014
On tap at the abbey. Ours dark brown with a thin lasting head. Flavor is nicely rich and hoppy, with a real smooth smoke taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerInHeaven (135) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2014
pours an opaque brown with a medium tan head. aroma is caramel malt and a little bread. Taste is really good. A hint of burnt toast, a hint of chocolate. creamy mouth feel. long slightly bitter finish. The alcohol is not obtrusive considering the high percentage. Really well done. Good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (4689) - 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 (1079) - 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 (909) - 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 (678) - 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 (588) - 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 McEwans 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 (1192) - 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 (292) - - 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.

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