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RATINGS: 747   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Adamrandels (15) - - JAN 9, 2014
Deep mahogany pour with a creamy head. Smells of toffee and spice. Heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrownALEx (247) - Portland, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle at Oakwood Lounge in Pewamo,MI. Pours a dark maroon with a thin head. No lacing. Aroma is mostly sweet bread. Tastes of dark fruits and malt are most prominent. Palate is a little light but I need it to hurry up and warm. Patience is a virtue and I lost my virtue long. You know Iíd like to hurt you but my conscience always tells me no. Overall it is a great beer, I think the alcohol and malt will come out more once it warms. Patience is a virtue and.....oh nevermind.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy brown appearance with sediment floating around. Not a good first impression. Sweetness dominates but nothing else to get a grip on. Not one of their best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2048) - New York, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottled. Dark brown/black pour. k. Inky smooth malts and a rich finish. Quite good. Really

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
spilledpint (341) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Pours a hazy red copper with a little frothy head and no lace. Big syrupy sticky body. Aroma is peat, peat, and mild toffee. Flavor is sticky sweet. Not wild about this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3189) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Draft at Mekong. Poured a clear medium to dark brown, good head. Aroma was rich caramel. Flavor was a match, with some dark fruits and a hint of smoke. Very faint alcohol on finish. Really nicely done, liked this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gschrade (462) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 12, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours brown with a tan head. Taste sweet, malty. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 10, 2013
12oz bottle from Superstar Beverage. Had been on my wants list for a while. Pours a nearly opaque, deep brown with some thin, off white head. Nose has a ton of raisin, plum prune, fig, caramel, Concord grape, some pumpernickel bread. Flavor is sweet, brown sugar, earthy, a little dirt, some dark bread, fig, red grape and a little stuffed grape leaf, raisin, bread crust. Full, sweet, malty finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Biggar2000 (18) - - DEC 9, 2013
This is definitely not a beer I like. Iím not a proffessional at rating beer so I am not sure what I donít like. Probably the woodsy, smoked taste (??) To it. It was something I havenít tried so I tried it. Just didnít like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (297) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2013
33 cl bottle @ home. Color is bronze with a small head. Aroma is sweet and a bit boozy. Taste is sweet, malts and some figs.

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