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RATINGS: 812   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goryshkewych (11) - broadview heights, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2008
Brown with minimal head. Aroma is great: caramel and dried apples, with a hint of peat. I can smell this all night. Flavor of caramel, dried fruits (figs maybe?) Donít get much alcohol on the palate despite the 9.75%. Mild bitterness on the finish prevents this from being cloying. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 3, 2008
(Bottle) Pours a hazy amber body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of caramel, bread, cherry, peat, dried cranberries, and toffee. Flavor of caramel malt, cherry, dates, and brown sugar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2649) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2008
This one poured a brown color with a moderate head. The aroma is quite nutty with some caramel presence. The flavor consists of some spices, chocolate, caramel, and nutmeg. The aftertaste really brings out the alcohol in this one. Overall a very complex and tasty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Bottle: Very good. One of the better scotches that I have had. Fruit, yeast and bourbon aroma and flavor. I would have this one again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goodgrief (1829) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Oct. 2007 - Thanks to eaglefan538 for sharing. Dark pour, strong aroma of smoke. Flavor was wonderful balance of smokey sweet bacon, hints of chocolate and earthy peatiness, all balanced wonderfully. I was liking this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4474) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Appearance: Pours a medium brown body with a thin, beige head. Smell: Rich caramel maltiness with an intensely bready scent, akin to a fresh-baked loaf of multi-grain bread. Notes of dehydrated fruit chunks, some wood, and a lilí peat. Taste: Dark caramel maltiness, a taste of sweet sugar. Then, you get your face smooshed into that loaf of bread. Slight peat character. Dried apricots and cherries. Medium earthy bitterness. Drying, wood-hinted finish. Mouthfeel: A hair above medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: Plenty tasty! I certainly wouldnít hesitate to have another.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2008
i have the bellís third coast olde ale in my fridge right now, and when i poured, smelled, and tasted this one, i thought i had poured a third coast. this beer is very simlar to third coast. nice thick pour with little head. taste of carmel and bourbon. finish is very smooth with little aftertaste. i prefer the bells over this, but it is a very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Kind of a malty scent that looks thicker in the pour than it actually is. Some caramel and sweet flavors, and very easy to drink. No idea this was 9.75%. Not incredibly scotchy, but its there. Good overall. Could easily fill an empty spot in a 6 pack, or just grab 6 of them and enjoy a night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Pours a hazy amber color with a white head. Aroma is malty, toasty, and bread. Flavor is malty, caramel, toast, and bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Dark, cloudy red-brown, with a small off-white head that gives up the ghost pretty quick. Nose is fairly sweet, with some chocolate, plums, some cinnamon. Flavor is sugary-sweet, with some nice, subdued spicy notes (black pepper, coriander), a solid nutty bitterness, more plums or prunes. .

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