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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 2.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
An rich reddish amber beer with a smooth malt character, low bitterness, and a slight smoky finish reminiscent of single malt scotch. Good with steaks and other hearty meals.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
haddon90 (1603) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - FEB 21, 2007
On draft at Barley’s in Knoxville, TN. Quite interesting. Dark color with minimal head. Faint aroma, with some malt and yeast in the background. Kind of a light taste. Caramel, malt, and some hops. Not the best Scotish Ale, but interesting to see one in Tennessee.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Draught at Knoxville Brewer’s Jam ’06. Apparently this beer is very unpredictable. The batch I had was very disappointing. Poured a dark ruby/amber color, with a medium sized beige head. Aroma is faint yeast, and light caramel. Flavor is an indecernable jumble of bread and flat hops, and malty sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2006
On tap at Barley Knoxville. A dark brown/amber pour. A taste of roasted malt and a slight warmness. A sweetness in the taste with a wisp of bitter. Good carbonation and palate. Maybe I enjoyed this beer because it was my first of the day, but I enjoyed it and was surprised at the difference in my rating and the score. What the hell I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - NOV 7, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2006 Re-rate... my previous rating from 7 Nov 2005 was 6/3/6/3/12... It’s been almost a year since I’ve had this, and this is obviously a different, and better, batch. Pours brilliant red with dense khaki head. The aroma is berries, smoke, some caramel and chocolate, and bagels. The flavor has a lot of cherries, toast, and faint caramel, with a somewhat smoky finish and a level malty aftertaste. There is some ambient tang from the hops, and chocolate becomes more noticeable farther down the glass. I enjoyed this much more on this go-around. I’m bumping it up a few points.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NachlamSie (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2005
on draught. Dark ruby pour, no head. The aroma is faint, just a touch of non-descript malts. The flavor is also malty with a hint of wood in the back, maybe some apple peels. The finish is just barely dry. This is drinkable, but nothing extraordinary.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2005
GABF 2005: I didn’t get much out of this beer. The aroma did have something grainy going on but, not that much. The taste was forgetable, I didn’t pick much out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5882) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Dark brown, with thin tan head. Huge malty, bready, veggie aroma. Very smooth, rich palate. Hints of coffee in an earthy, smoky finish. Not bad. Sampled at the 2005 Music Ciry Brewer’s Fest.

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