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RATINGS: 892   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (8457) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Bottle thanks to Mr McDermott. Pours a dark ruby hue with a tiny head. The aroma is just amazing sweet sugars and vinous fruity aspects, some smokey earthy notes too. The flavor is likewise quite complex, tons of sweet fruit, a alcohol warmth, dry earthy peat, smoke, some very sweet sugars and caramel. As some others have said overripe fruit does fit the taste well, but there is a lot more. Pretty damn good, a lot to like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Thick and creamy on the palate. pours a cloudy dark brown body with a very little head. Sweet chocolate malts in the beginning of each sip, which mellows out into a long, semi-dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcr (2576) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2008
Bottle. Malty, smooth and slightly smokey, this is a nice-sipping scotch ale. The body is a deep ruby/amber. Small, off-white head that disappears. The aroma is heavy with sweet malt (caramel, cookie, roast) along with notes of overripe fruit and plenty of wood/peat smoke. The flavor is moderately sweet and very lightly bitter. The finish stays sweet. Medium body and smooth texture that turns sticky in the finish. Lively carbonation. Very nice scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ccoburn (22) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Pours dark brown with a little beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel and sweet biscuit. The flavor is melted room temp chocolate ice cream with some toast and light hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours a murky, swamp water brown. A small, wispy off white head with little lacing. Nose was a little weak, great toasted malt flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5940) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2008
Bottle: Poured a cloudy dark brown color ale with a small foamy head with minimal retention and some minimal lacing. Aroma of sweet malt with some toffee and caramel notes. Taste is a mix between some toffee and caramel malt with some quite sweet malt notes with some light dry hops. Body is quite full with some limited filtration and some good carbonation. Well done overall but I would have enjoyed it even more with some peat smoke malt notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34658) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 26, 2008
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. Both the aroma and flavor are sweet with over ripe fruit being the most dominant note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 25, 2008
bottle from Archerliquors. Brown with almost no head. Caramel aroma and taste with some nice musty old ale type notes. Alcohol sneaks up on you, but it’s quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 23, 2008
12 oz bottle - Pours a hazy dark red almost black color with almost non-existant head. Aroma is full of deeply roasted caramel, notes of chocolate, cherries, chewy malts. Flavor is full of highly kilned malts, deep caramel, bit of cherry and orange peel. Finish is warm, balanced just on the sweet side. Hides its alcohol remarkably well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 23, 2008
Pours hazy dark amber with a mostly receding off-white head. Tastes of toffee, caramelized wort, some dark fruits from the thick malt. Mouthfeel is full bodied with moderate carbonation. Didn’t pick up any peat or smoke, would like to try again though. This is just a big ’ole scotch ale, potentially a good cellar choice.

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