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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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 (4755) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (5542) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 6, 2016
A solid scotch ale. Some thickness and sweetness but a good balance. Not really my style but nice nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9204) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 29, 2016
65 cl bottle (no label on the bottle).
Pours dark mahogany color with a small head. Nutty aroma, malty, some grain, faint smoky notes and wood. Flavor is also malty with caramel and sugary sweetness, grain, bread and subtle chocolaty notes. A bit high carbonation, decent.
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (10204) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 29, 2016
22 oz bottle. Courtesy of olio. Dark red brown color with a small tan head. Malt, sweetness, nuts, wood, marmalade and sugar in the aroma. Sweetness, nuts, malt, some sugary notes and mild coffee in the aroma. Fizzy. Quite nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertjm (847) - Albany, California, USA - APR 18, 2016
(22oz. bottle) - Big rocky off-white head, which collapses. Dark reddish body when held up to a light. Malty aroma. Flavors of grain and a bit of light brown sugar. A tad of bitterness on the tail end for balance. Very nice job!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jyrsa (479) - - MAR 19, 2016
Pours brown with hints of red and a small white head. A complex nose malt, dust and peat. Peat with smoke and just a hint of coffee. Smooth with medium body. Sweet and just a bit salty. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dambor (371) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2016
Pours dar brown with ruby reflexes. Aroma: bread crust dominating, dark malt, some coffee. Taste: the scotch taste unveils itself in the taste (not aroma), dark malt, nice happy palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryecatcher (1336) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Can. Pours a deep ruddy brown, creamy tan head with solid retention. Nose is smoky, malt, iodine (like an Islay Scotch... go figure). Mouth is creamy and mildly sweet up front, nutty, caramel, smoke and some toasted oak. A little thinner and smokier than I like my wee heavy. But not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9773) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle, Brewdog Leicester. Dark red brown with an off white head. Dark toffee with smoke and nutty notes. Tart with funky yeast, not sure if this is intentional. Berries with whisky barrel. Decent but perhaps not in the best condition.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7452) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 20, 2015
Tap at the Delirium Hoppy Loft, Brussels. Poured a clear medium brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is light sweet malt, creamy caramel. The flavour is moderate sweet with a smooth creamy malt, nutty palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kermis (9995) - Zeeman, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2015
Draft at Delirium Hoppy Loft. Pours clear brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of alcohol, licorice, toffee and malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.


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