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RATINGS: 818   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
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For those of you who donít 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westchesterco (1239) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Poured from a bottle it is a reddish brown with an ecru head. The aroma is shoe polish the taste is boozey and has a strong bitter flavor that lingers on the palate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3966) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle at home. Pours clearish brown with an ecru head. Nutty nose. Flavors of caramel with some smoky notes. Slightly boozy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours reddish brown, nose is caramel, fruity, taste is rich, dark fruits, sweet.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redknob (36) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2015
Very subtle for karate. No real smell. Pleasant reddish colour. Soft yet sweet nutty flavour. Has a short punch on the finish. Enjoyable one inch punch of a beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (1653) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Aroma: Dark brown sugar; maraschino cherries; spiced bread. Rich. Appearance: Murky dark brown pour with a sticky tan head that settles into a thin ring. Flavor: Bready with some caramel up front; fruity esters rear their head more toward the finish and seem more raisin-centric. Dries out decently enough. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: Good scotch ale that serves as an able winter warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (7824) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish red pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, hints of earth, smoke in there into a bit of grass, pine, in there into a bit of cocoa. Taste is a mix of dark fruit, coffee, roast, some slight smoke, molasses in there, touch of earth, finishing sweet, some grass, pine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (2518) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2014
12 oz bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma is malts, toffee, caramel and fruit. Taste is malty, fruit and some grain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jflopsu (742) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pours a dark amber. Has a faint dark fruit malt and candy aroma. A sweeter taste for a scotch ale with dark fruit malts, sugar, and some hops. A sweet malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2014
On tap at POUR. Light smoke and molasses, roasted notes, alcohol sweetness, nutty. Coppery amber clear with thin head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Nutty sweet start, lots of bourbon notes, dry woodiness. Alcohol warming with bitter finish, rough with fusels. Woody finish and dull after.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle from Dark Horse. Pour is cola brown with a small tan head. Aroma and flavor of dark fruits, light brown sugar, dark caramel, toffee, and slight hop bitterness.

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