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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Full Boar Scotch Ale won First Place Gold in the English and Scottish Strong Ale Category at the 2003 California State Fair Commercial Craft Brewing Competition. This ale is deeply malted and caramel apparent with overtones of chocolate and a slight hint of a mild, smoky flavor.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hayduke (3159) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 25, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2012 Shared with Strykzone via Facebook Chat. Brown, small beige head. Good lacing. Nose of mostly chocolate with some peat showing smoke and floral citrus shows up as it warmed. Medium body. Fizzy mouthfeel with alcohol. Flavor is chocolate. Finish malty with a touch of hops. So what is the verdict? Started out slow with mostly chocolate, but as it warmed smoke, peat, and some floral and citrus hops appeared. After warning about 3-4 degrees it was a deceit beer.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1203) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - APR 13, 2014
can via trade with duffman! thanks! A very dark pour, almost white head. Aroma is all malt with some faint dried fruits and hops. Medium bodied. Tiny hints of tobacco, sweet finish. Standard scotch ale and almost nostalgic. Nice

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fluffy (1328) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2014
A perfectly above average scotch ale. Definitely one of the better I've had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1028) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
Rating #921 -January 17, 2014 - 473ml Can from Coop. Light brown amber pour with a bubbly tan foam with little retention. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee, vanilla, oak, honey. Taste is quite sweet at first, prolonged oaky vanilla, light tobacco, toffee sweetness and the presence of oak in the body. I enjoyed this beer more as it started to warm. Very nice medium-full body, mild alcohol note on the palate which is typical for the style, and lots of rich sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinsenn (979) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
On tap at Beer 39. Clear super-dark brown with a thin beige head. Aroma is earthy with toffee notes. Dry metallic taste with toffee, and a lingering finish. Medium body. Meh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sevenlee (1197) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2014
Pours a clear brown with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, grain, peat, bread, caramel and toasty notes. Taste is medium sweet leading to a sweet finish. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
batneil (243) - - DEC 24, 2013
Good strong taste, slightly fruity with a bit of chocolate. Very dark in colour. Almost no head, but a little fizz.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2620) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Pours a ruby brown color with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, smoke, and dark fruit. Creamy medium body with chocolate, caramel, dark fruit, and hint of smoke. Nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (140) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Smoked sweet bananas and caramel with a spike of iodine. My first official Scotch Ale and so far I’m a big fan... can’t wait to get into something a little more intense.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john_henry (77) - - DEC 14, 2013
Dangerously drinkable, but somewhat thin in comparison to other ’wee heavy’s’ I’ve had. The roast/chocolate malts are a little too noticeable for me. Very clean, probably down to American ale yeast. I would certainly try this again though, and would very much like to see it on cask... Overall a very clean American take on a wee heavy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
k0mpsa (948) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2013
Tap at beer 39, san francisco. Clear mahogany brown color, white head. Sweet smoky and roasty aroma. Sweet malty body, roasty and smoky.


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