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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This Scottish-style wee heavy ale is deep ruby in color, full in body with a sweet, malty finish. A great beer for late Fall or early Winter. If it ain’t Scottish it’s...!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2467) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2013
12/3/2013. From bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Malty aromas with caramel and dark fruit. Bitter flavors at first with caramel and fruit showing through. The finish have some sweetness to it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2438) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2013
With Tim. Brought back in a growler from the brewery. Sweet, malty, and good. Delicious even when uncarbonated.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2352) - New York, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Deep scarlet brown pour from bottle. White head. Malty nose. Bread, caramel, malt light smoke.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2305) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Poured a deeper brown color with reddish edges and an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of roastiness, earthy, smoke, and peat. Tastes of roast, peat, smoke, caramel, brown sugary sweetness, and earthy. Medium sweet

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (2235) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown/mahogany color with a nice tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel, oak, and mild fruitiness. Taste has a mild sweetness, a hint of fruit in the background, and some oak and vanilla notes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2127) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 21, 2013
On tap at State Line. Pours a deep rich mahogany color with a one finger light cream head, with heavy lace and light retention. Aroma has notes of caramel and toffee with a little bit of dark fruit presence. The taste follows with more of the caramel and toffee flavors. The dark fruits come out more in the finish along with some hop bitterness. Medium body, light carbonation, slightly creamy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2065) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 3, 2012
On tap at Whole Foods in Vienna, VA. Clear, dark rusty orange with light khaki head and excellent lacing. Aroma of sweet heavy malt--caramel, toffee and bread. Taste of caramel, toffee an alcohol. Sweet, even for a Scotch ale. Full/medium body and medium/low carbonation. Not the best Scotch ale; not very complex and lacking dark fruit characteristics. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1552) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2013
Draft->shaker. Dark brown with small offwhite head. Caramel malt dominates. Decent, but unremarkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1538) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle. Clear, copper colored beer with no head. A little syrupy with some sweetness and rusty flavors but good for style overall. Higher alcohol makes it a little warming as well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1526) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Clear, strong tea appearance with a small beige head and decent lacing. Earthy aroma of caramel, smoke and ripe fruit. Flavors are sweet malt, brown bread and dark fruit. Unassuming spicy hop presence. A hint of wood in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, modestly carbonated mouthfeel. Finish is cleaner than many Scotch ales


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