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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hayduke (3366) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougHnut70 (64) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Poured into a pint glass from a growler straight from the brewery via the Roachman (thanks Aaron!). Pours brown/black with a tan head. Smell is slight and sweet. Tastes of earthiness, coffee/toffee, chocolate/cacao, caramel, a nice sweet maltiness there. It is thin with light carbonation. This would be I would drink instead of a Guinness when I make the ol’ black and tans. No alcohol taste even at 7.4. Very good fall/winter brew - stop by the brewery if ever around San Carlos for a growler to go.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8933) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Pint can. Poured a dark brown color with a tan head. Earthy, soil, burnt malts, and some fruitiness. Caramel and chocolate in there too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Can at Antenna America in Yokohama courtesy of Unm4rk3d, thanks Julio! Dark clear brown color, thick tan head. Aroma of sweet coffee grounds. Taste is very roasty sweetened caffe au lait.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wvhoran (237) - Tasmania, - JUL 13, 2014
Can with James and Dad. Clear dark brown with a creamy beige head. The aroma is caramel, nutty, biscuity, peat, cocoa, a little fruity but not the fruitiest of scotch ales. The aroma is reminiscent of my sleeping bag, in which a can of this (which was destined for my first tasting) imploded while hiking the Overland Track. Anyway, the flavour has plenty of malty notes, caramel and toffee, it is fairly sweet but actually has a good balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Derek881 (1006) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Poured from a tall can into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a deep brown-copper color with a dark red hue and an average-sized foamy-creamy dark white head that had shorter retention, but good lacing and cling. Its aroma had a roasty caramel, chocolate and toffee malt character, with some floral, earthy, and grainy hops blended with it. The taste was a mostly sweet blend of toffee and chocolate, along with a bit of caramel, and a lighter grainy bitterness present too. A fairly wet and smooth, watery beer with a good, thickish mouthfeel and average carbonation with a bubbly finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Clarkdvm (118) - Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Can- distinct. Smokey aroma and flavor for a scotch ale. Didn’t know peat moss could taste good. Best scotch ale. in a can- figure has little competition!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1305) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fluffy (1664) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1048) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinsenn (1075) - 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.

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