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RATINGS: 774   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
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For those of you who dont 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.


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2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
fattybladdy (613) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Pours a deep copper w/ tan head. Taste is heavy on malt, caramel and somewhat bready. Slightly bitter finish. Meh...certainly not my fave from Dark Horse.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (1553) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle->tulip. Dark brown with thick lite tan head. A: sweet malt, caramel apple, spices, dark fruit. T: caramel apple, toffee malt, notes of banana and metal on the finish. Pretty good, but the aftertaste gets old. And keep the banana out of my beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2058) - Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Nice golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of floral/fruit hops, citrus, & spice. Flavor of slight sweet malt, spicy hops, citrus, and some caramel; Finish is slightly bitter; Overall, more of a strong pale ale - but very enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeoHippie2 (1068) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Ruby/brown pour with a small tan head. Aroma is big sweet malts, caramel, toffee, and notes smokey whiskey barrel. Flavor is similar. Delicious beer in general and a great scotch ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1623) - - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle. Dark ruby with a thin tan head. Aroma is caramel apple with a bit of cinnamon. Taste adds nice toffee, banana and biscuit notes with a roasty finish. Rich creamy mouthfeel. Booze is well-hidden. Really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ozckr (271) - 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 (1386) - 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 (3529) - 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 (367) - 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


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