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RATINGS: 840   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.

Crosling's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, 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
allmyvinyl (6345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2015
355ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours a beautiful ruby brown, but no head. Aromas of dark sugars, burnt sugar, toffee, smoke. Taste is sweety, light smoke, more treacle, light spice. Sticky finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Excalibur123 (270) - Soria, SPAIN - AUG 1, 2015
Color ámbar muy oscuro con media corona de espuma beige, dejando un fino cerco hasta el final; aromas a cacao , sirope, uvas pasas y licor; en boca entrada potente y licorosa, muy densa con ligero dulzor, notas a maltas oscuras, al paso por boca se nota bastante alcohólica, mucho cuerpo con carbónico medio, cerveza oscura bien balanceada, compleja, pero resulta demasiado alcohólica.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (860) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle. Dark copper, small white head. Aroma is mainly malty, caramely, dried fruits, hint of alcohol, raisins and bit of hops. In taste sweet, caramely with floral hops. Oily, smooth, softly carbonated. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
adodo (147) - Riga, LATVIA - JUL 23, 2015
Caramel/toffee aroma. Cloudy orange brown. Little sweet medium bitter. Nice full flavour/ body. Lively. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
belgis (290) - - JUL 23, 2015
Caramel malt in aroma. Like brown ale. Thin but long lasting foam. Soft not boozy at all. Great and

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (5806) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle split @ Craft Clerko. Thanks to the Cad for busting this out. Nose of toffee cremes. Some toasted grain breadiness. Accents of smoked malt. Sort of overly sweet. Taste is even more unbalanced. Very sweet toffee and honey sort of overpowers everything else. Mild smoky grain. Oily and rich. Not really my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dambor (173) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 25, 2015
Pours dark copper with small head, disappearing fast. Aroma: a malt bomb in the beginning, followed by some heavy white fruit aroma (grape juice/sirup), some hopps, raisins, a little earthy aroma. Taste: heavy malty sweetness, caramel, nice hoppy touch in the palate (together with some earthy taste). Nice interpretation of wee heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8852) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle. Very dark brown with a thin head. Aromas are weetabix and toffee with earthy oatmeal. Raisins with brown sugar and mellow lemon. Flavours are sweet toffee with earthy coffee and bonfire. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blade86 (938) - Wrocław, POLAND - JUN 19, 2015
dark brown, clear, small rather short-lasting beige foam; toasty aroma with caramel, nuts, some dried fruits and little bit of alcohol; medium+ bitterness, medium sweetness; full body, thick sticky feel, rather soft carbonation, long bittersweet finish with alcohol warmness; Overall: decent sipper, well-hidden alcohol, no flaws

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JDBaker11058 (1540) - Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Appearance: on opening, produces a dark clear reddish brown pour, topped by an overly aggressive (especially for the abv) foamy pillow of yellow head; something’s wrong. Aroma: apple cider vinegar, toasted oak, sour cherry, molasses, and caramel. Taste: sour balsamic vinegar, acetone, wet newspaper, oatmeal raisin cookie. Finish: caramel, toffee, molasses, hint of rum, lasting sharp sourness. Notes: Based on the near explosion when opening an erstwhile 9.75% beer, this must have been infected. Flavors seemed to bear that out. Disappointed, was looking forward to this. Will try again and re-rate a (hopefully) fresher bottle. This is also why I wish more brewers would make a born on date (or best by date) standard practice. 12oz bottle from Total Wine & More in Fairfax, Virginia (Pickett Center).

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