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RATINGS: 885   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   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.

3.7
   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.

3.5
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dukefan (215) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2008
On tap at the Brewery. Solid drier Scottish Strong Ale. The dryness in it makes it much more drinkable, enough with the strong tones of sweetness and alcohol. NIce peat smokiness. A stellar job by a stellar brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheRealBastard (145) - The-No, California, USA - APR 16, 2008
Poured dirty brown with carmel, butterscotch, and malt head. Relativly smooth beer, hiding alcohol quite well. Flavor is mostly carmelized malt and butterscotch. Really enjoyable beer, I would definately drink this one again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3803) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2008
12oz bottle-A hazy medium brown body with a nice tan head that dissipated fairly quickly. Aroma of malt, caramel, sweetness and some raisin. Flavor of malt, caramel, apple, and spices. Faint alcohol and roasted malt in the finish. A nice Scotch Ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 13, 2008
Pours a hazy brown with no carbonation to speak of. Smells of toffee, roses, oranges, touches of spice. Tastes of caramel, apples, spices, some warming alcohol, touches of bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - APR 11, 2008
Pours dark brown. Cannot pick up much in the aroma, maybe light smoke. Taste is very malty with caramel and peat. Thick mouthfeel. Has definite alcohol burn. Decent brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wj94 (69) - Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2008
Bottle courtesy of pepsican. I love scotch ales, and this would likely be my #3 behind Alesmith Wee Heavy and Founders Backwoods Bastard. Maybe #4 if I include some Old Chub in the mix....but anyway, the description is pretty spot on: smells like a fresh caramel apple with cinnamon. That about sums it up. A little smokey, caramel malt present, sugar/dried fruit. Good stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - APR 8, 2008
12 oz bottle from Jimbowood. Dark brown color, no aroma. Flavor is malty, thick, and super hot with alcohol. This one burned going down and stayed with me for at least 10 minutes. Not very good.


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