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RATINGS: 855   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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.

bursprak's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (1562) - Aarhus, - DEC 8, 2013
33 cl bottle @ home. Color is bronze with a small head. Aroma is sweet and a bit boozy. Taste is sweet, malts and some figs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyW68 (1258) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Very nice. Brown pour. Aroma and taste lean toward raisin, molasses and a little chocolate. Slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BozzBoyer (39) - New York, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Appearance: Dark Brown. Light Body. Aroma: Raisin, Chocolate, Phenolic. Light acceptable bandaid. (Maybe it's just me) Taste: Raisins, Clove, Scotch, Date, Brown Sugar, Light Hop Backbone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (378) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Aroma: caramel, smoke, dark fruits, molasses Appearance: amber, tan head Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2015 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. The aroma is malty chocolate with notes of raisin, caramel, light biscuit, and coffee with hints of cinnamon late. As it reaches room temperature it takes on a tiramisu coffee like aroma. The appearance is a murky, nutty brown that?s dark and topped by a tan, small soap bubble head, that has a light retention and no lace. The taste is a medium high sweet and medium bitter. The slick, syrupy texture has a light fizz and a full body with a toasted and smokey / ashy note and flavors of a chocolate chip cookie and coffee dessert. It finishes crisp and woody with an ashy, cocoa powder flavor, as well as a note of dry, smokey chocolate chips amd wafer cookies. It leaves an aftertaste of bourbon, caramel, nuts and light grapes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (5053) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2015
12 oz bottle at jcos’ place, 10.30.15. It pours a dark brownish color with a slight orange hue. Caramel and toffee up front. Gets kinda fruity closer to the end. Almost candy-like close. Smooth and very clean with a nice mouthfeel. It’s sweeter and a little strange, but works pretty well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nejhleader (1392) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2015
has a nice chocolate caramel aroma. Taste is a creamy coffee chocolate caramel blend with some dark malts. interesting. warming and strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mfhennig (178) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Pours a cloudy copper color with a minimal beige head. Aroma of toffee and brown sugar. Sweet candy taste. Not quite as smooth as some of the other Scotch Ales, but quite good.i

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (564) - - OCT 17, 2015
Copper, hazy with a tan and tall head. Pleasant, yeasty and complex nose. Full body, hot palate, abundant flavor and carbonation with a rich mousse, good length. Sweet, mildly bitter, fresh acidity. Roast and yeast flavors accentuate a malty and peaty background. Café-au-lait, cola malty tastes follow. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyit (3669) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2015
Brown of color with an orange head. An aroma of caramel, prunes and sweets. A flavor of caramel, nuts, prunes and malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (4093) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Amber brown with beige head. Aromas of caramel, dark fruit, toffee. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel. Medium body with a dry finish.

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