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RATINGS: 790   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (424) - GREECE - JAN 29, 2015
From tap at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Dark brown-red color with off white head. Malty, bready, caramel, fruity, wineous aroma. Sweet and light bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2015
23.01.2015, tap @ UNA:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, caramel malts, "knekk", grass, nuts, chocolate, hops, bark, alcohol, weeds. Taste is slightly harsh boozy, caramel malts, alcohol, bark, burnt caramel, weeds, soil, soap, harsh hops, grass, almond essence. Medium to longlasting bitterness, harsh mouthfeel. Not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westchesterco (1163) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Poured from a bottle it is a reddish brown with an ecru head. The aroma is shoe polish the taste is boozey and has a strong bitter flavor that lingers on the palate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3731) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle at home. Pours clearish brown with an ecru head. Nutty nose. Flavors of caramel with some smoky notes. Slightly boozy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (4121) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours reddish brown, nose is caramel, fruity, taste is rich, dark fruits, sweet.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redknob (34) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2015
Very subtle for karate. No real smell. Pleasant reddish colour. Soft yet sweet nutty flavour. Has a short punch on the finish. Enjoyable one inch punch of a beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (1608) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Aroma: Dark brown sugar; maraschino cherries; spiced bread. Rich. Appearance: Murky dark brown pour with a sticky tan head that settles into a thin ring. Flavor: Bready with some caramel up front; fruity esters rear their head more toward the finish and seem more raisin-centric. Dries out decently enough. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: Good scotch ale that serves as an able winter warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6752) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish red pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, hints of earth, smoke in there into a bit of grass, pine, in there into a bit of cocoa. Taste is a mix of dark fruit, coffee, roast, some slight smoke, molasses in there, touch of earth, finishing sweet, some grass, pine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (2467) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2014
12 oz bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma is malts, toffee, caramel and fruit. Taste is malty, fruit and some grain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jflopsu (683) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pours a dark amber. Has a faint dark fruit malt and candy aroma. A sweeter taste for a scotch ale with dark fruit malts, sugar, and some hops. A sweet malt aftertaste.

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