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RATINGS: 885   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
FriarHop (122) - Long Beach, New York, USA - APR 14, 2013
Standard scotch ale. Dark red in color, thin white head. Kind of sweet and off putting on the palate. Not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mandaritto (238) - LATVIA - AUG 20, 2016
Aroma - dried fruits, malty, sweetish side. Aroma not so strong. Taste: malty, sweet dried fruits, moderate bitterness. Decent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomekboniek (492) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 16, 2016
Butelka. Barwa ciemno brunatna. Piana biała, niska, szybko opadająca. Aromat bardzo przyjemny bogaty i złożony. Karmel, owoce (jabłko, żurawina). Smak zdecydowanie karmelowy, żurawina oraz posmaki przypominające cięższe trunki. Goryczka niska, wysycenie średnie punktowe. Pełne, treściwe. Alkohol genialnie przykryty. Jest to moje pierwsze piwo w stylu "Scotch Ale". Zdecydowanie warte uwagi piwo jaki i styl piwny.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (1070) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle from Pi-Bar. Feels like the Coca-Cola of beer. Dark, sweet, thick, viscous. Still distinct scotch. Lots of carbonation, not as warming as others. High drinkability, smooth texture. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (4832) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2016
12 oz. on tap at Federal. Dark brown with a ring and spots of cream. Nose of dark toffee, a bit of earthy leaf, apple and dried grass. Flavor is more of the same great mix plus some chocolate and graham cracker. Medium-heavy body has smooth low-medium carbonation and a definite dessert beer slant, but still highly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1966) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle. Paired with wrath of khan. Red-brown pour with small ring of bubbles. Caramel, cardboard, toffee, and dark fruit on nose. Sweet; simple. Medium body, prickly carbonation. Overall: okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (3065) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 29, 2016
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Reddish pour with a quick lasting head. The aroma has a definite cracker or more precisely Graham Cracker note with dark malts, a ripe fruit note, vanilla,and a low hop profile. Missing the Peat character that I like in Scotch ales. Light to medium body. The taste is a step up from the aroma with a focus on the caramel and toffee and vanilla malt sweetness, Mild to moderate bitterness to finish. The vanilla put me off a touch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MNAle (120) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2016
Dark, almost opaque color. 1/2 inch tan head recedes quickly leaving little/no lacing. Dark fruit aroma, smokey, some chocolate or caramel perhaps. Thick mouth feel. Smooth and creamy. Dark fruit and sweet malts in the initial taste, with some very mild bitterness in the middle and aftertaste with an earthy finish. Overall, fruity, Smokey, mild and malty. Just the barest hint of booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4207) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2016
12 oz bottle served in a snifter. Pours with a mahogany colored body and a very good tan head. Gunky sediment in the bottle with a bit in the glass too. Nice caramel malt aroma and flavor. Well hidden alcohol: I was surprised to see 9.75% ABV listed. Full body with a light touch of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (2921) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle (from beergium). Pours dark ruby with beige head. The small head stays for some moments. Aroma is sweet, caramel, malt. Flavor is sweet and somewhat bitter, caramel, malt. Finish is lingering caramel sweetness with some burtn sugar-citric bitterness. Alcohol is mostly covered, feels potent, but not boozy. Overall: good, but maybe bit too simple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUN 19, 2016
Draft. Pours a brownish color. Aroma and taste are caramel, toffee, and a little nuttiness.

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