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RATINGS: 771   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
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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.


Crosling's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Pros: Aroma has some malt depth, showcasing notes of peat, maple, caramel and coffee. Nice looking beer, with ample foam. Mouth feel has a nice density. Well extracted malt notes, with lots of vibrancy.

Cons: Way too sweet, nearly ruining the overall feeling of the beer. Overbearing sweetness.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ozckr (270) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 26, 2014
citrus, amber, hazy, cloudy, light sweetness, very bitter, light body, oily feel, lively,

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christpuncher (1335) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Theatricality, sweet, and bourbon boozy. Hints of spice in their room pours dark reddish brown with a tan head Chad a bottle pour at homev ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3478) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2014
On tap at Pipes of Scotland. Dark reddish brown with almost no head. Aroma is sweet, malty, bourbon boozy, some smoke and caramel. Taste is malty sweet, dark fruits, warming whiskey-like alcohol and more caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglebones (38) - Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle. Dark reddish-brown with a moderate, short-lived beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and dark fruits. Medium body and low carbonation. Sweet with hints of plums/prunes balanced by a little bitterness and smokey flavor. Nice beer overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fitwitchik (363) - USA - OCT 14, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass a dark brown amber with a light beige head. Aroma is sweet smoke. Flavor is caramelized wood with mild hops covered in breaded candy. Defintely some booziness here. A nice mix of flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gaboo (1) - - OCT 8, 2014 does not count
Wow, I have used Rate Beer as reference for years, yet never rated. Not sure about a lofty, dreamy description. Unless it has issues or surprising pronounced character, the number say it. A little sweet. A bit bit boozy. I prefer aged at least 6-9 months. Still a solid beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raoul_duke (29) - - SEP 28, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2014 Awesome bottle art. Head is minor, not terribly carbonated. Taste has a nice combo of spicy (cinnamon) and fruity (apple). Alcohol is not as prevalent as you?d expect at 9.75%.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"nice big scotch ale with a peaty, dark fruity malt aroma. smooth, abv hid well, big bodied. did i say smooth? flavor very pleasing...coffee, sweet malt, dark fruit, peat. well put together"

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
murphious2000 (15) - - SEP 24, 2014
Pours a nice color of dark brown but the head is this and I wish it were a bit more than only 1/4inch. Malt and yeast aroma maybe a hint of apple. Tastes very smooth and not boozy to me at all. Reminds me of a good Belgian double or even tripel, but without the sour/tartness. Very slight smoke and balanced finish, with some flavor I like but can’t quite figure out. Very Nice!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopmelt (196) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Pours cloudy dark copper, half finger medium head, lots of thin lacing. Aroma alcohol, doughy, toasty, caramel malt, toffee, slight earthy. Taste caramel, doughy malt, toffee, burnt sugar, alcohol, slight dark fruit, earthy. Mouthfeel medium-full body, lower carbonation, alcohol heat, not much astringency, finish is in the sweet side. Overall great beer, drinks like a nice Scotch, this is one of my favorites.


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