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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 20   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...!

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (870) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
No aroma, dark amber colour, no head. Pleasant taste of malt. Sweet palate of malt and syrup.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darwenus (579) - Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Pretty good, but a little short of great. Dark red color with very little, quick fading head. Roasted malt in the aroma, with some vanilla and something like roses. The sweet, smokey notes in the flavor are nice. A little hint of apricot, too. But it tastes watered down. I get the sense that there’s a better beer here, but it is being diluted somehow before it gets to my glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HeadyDE (539) - Delaware, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle pour..not much of a head..reddish brown tint..nose is odd with a mixture of roasted nuts..hazelnuts and sweet cough syrup/drops..mouthfeel is not memorable and comes off as a bit cloyingly sweet..overall a thin beer on finish that lacks complexity and has an odd overall presence from start to finish..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidobutai (454) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Ahhhhh. I have come to really enjoy a good Scotch ale, and this falls squarely in that category (and at a reasonable price). Poured from a bottle, great color and lacing. Not overwhelmingly syrupy, good caramel notes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Velkyal (298) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Pours dark brown with ruby tinges at the edge, topped with a a finger or so of light brown head. The nose is tobacco, smoke and earthy hops. Taste is sweet caramel, but not overpowering, with a delicate bitter twist at the end that brings a beautiful sense of balance to the beer. Definitely a supping on a Friday night beer. Very nice.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eberndt (223) - - OCT 25, 2014
Sweet and malty flavor with a bit of a wood and licorice in the finish. Pours a dark red color.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HellesBunny666 (222) - Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Caramel and brow sugar aromas. Sweet. Malty. Lighter body. Caramel, vanilla, slightly woodsy, sweet, smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierMeHoos (210) - Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2014
Caramel flavor. Deep red pour without a head. The aroma is quite sweet and tempting. The taste is clean and smooth for 8%. I’m a huge scotch ale fan and this is quite good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
c_lee_burton (150) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish amber with a small tan head. The nose is malt, caramel, and sweet cherry. Tastes of caramel malt, butterscotch, plum, and chocolate covered cherries. A little boozy but comes through creamy on the palate with nice carbonation. A hint of bitter balances well with the dark fruit and sweeter tones. Excellent and different wee heavy!

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