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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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...!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Tap - @ RHP. Pours dark caramel brown, no real head. Aromas of roasted malts, slight caramel toast and toffee. Tastes of caramels nuts and malts, little bit of cocoa, finishing with but of bitterness. Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5657) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Draft at Rustico Alexandria. Poured a dark orange, light copper color with a small white head. Aroma was sweet, caramel and toffee malts. Flavor was some toffee, caramel, touch of alcohol. Not usually a huge fan of Scotch ale, but I found this one was pretty enjoyable and well balanced, no harsh malt character here.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2547) - 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
GT2 (9347) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
355mL into thistle. Pours clear, deep cola red. Fizzing out yellow foam. Nose is dark cherry cola, milk duds, candies, twizzlers. Taste is sticky sweet, black cherry soda, sugary cream soda. Palate is papery, some alcohol sweetness, suddy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10775) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with ruby highlights and a small, frothy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is caramel, cookie, and biscuit malt with dates and golden raisin esters, and faint spicy hops. Flavor is malt dominant, light hops and bitterness, dark yet sweet fruity esters and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (15870) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Draft. Dark amber brown color, thick creamy head, solid lacing. Aroma pf burnt caramel and black pepper. Taste is toasted ground nuts. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4801) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 11, 2013
12 ounce bottle thanks to Michelle. Nice pour. Tan head. Creamy. Light caramel taste to a fairly moderately sweet beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (3244) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2013
With Tim. Brought back in a growler from the brewery. Sweet, malty, and good. Delicious even when uncarbonated.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (4244) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Growler pour. Pours clear ruby/brown with thin, fizzy beige head; shirt retention and spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, figs, dates, light grassy hops, and some sugar. Flavor is sweet malt dominate with some supporting dark fruit esters and faint hops; lightly sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KUEric (889) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Good beer, not great. Malt backbone, nice cover art, on the bottle, finishes sweet but not cloyingly fans or anything.


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