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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3909) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Bomber from my friend Tim at the Bistro IPA Fest, Nose is sweetness and caramel, with hints of smoke and chocolate. Clear cherry brown with a small tan head. Flavor is lightly smoky and lightly sweet, with caramel and bitter chocolate. Pretty good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3740) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 17, 2010
Pours very dark brown with almost no head. The aroma is very smoky with a hint of chocolate and peat. The flavor is thin and very smoky with smoked meats, and brown sugar. A little too thin and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3627) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 7, 2012
Dark brown color. Very light malty, light smokey, cherries and earth, but lacking the body. Rounded. Nice, but not tons of complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3594) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Tap at The Counter in Palo Alto. Pretty average for the style. Deep dark brown color with a small tan head. Sweet malt dominates the aroma, some roastiness. Flavor is really malty with caramel and a little smoke. Pretty average palate for the style - medium-to-full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hayduke (3545) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3454) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2013
Medium head dark brown pour weak carbonation aromas nutty toffee sugary touch syrup the flavours are sweet brown sugar a syrup taste nutty very pleasant caramel which is slightly rich well put together ale nice sweetness the finish best tastes lasting syrupy touch nice richness toffee caramel good alround sweetness on the palate nothing special but good to drink

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3442) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 11, 2011
22 ounce bottle purchased at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma is a bit metallic, with some caramelized maltiness and peated notes, too. Lightly musty. A pretty solid aroma. Mostly transparent cola-colored body with a medium to small light tan head. Starts quite carbonated. Becomes roasted and toasted with some cereal flavors in the middle. Light chocolate flavors come through after that, which is then tailed by some peated malt character. This is pretty damn roasted and chewy. I like scotch ales, and I think they did a good job with this one. Just a little too carbonated, but otherwise quite solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3363) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle; a very dark brown with an auburn tint. Aroma of smoke, caramel, dark fruit, earth and chocolate. Reminiscent of a barley wine aroma. Solid smoky flavor throughout, with a good dose of sweet fruit. Solid beer, with a very nice aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 4, 2011
22oz bottle. Pours a clear, slightly viscous cola-brown color with golden edges; modest, fine-bubbled light tan head with patchy lacing. Hint of a vegetal note in the aroma that quickly shifts to a light peat smokiness, cola, and brown sugar. Medium bodied; medium-light carbonation; predominantly cola and, again, brown sugar with light peat smoke; hints of roast and chocolate, but a touch watery mid-palate; the alcohol’s well-hidden. Decent, but a bit sloppy. Medium-length finish shows some nice emergent toastiness and dry caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (3203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Red brown w/ a small white head. Roasty nose and flavor. Very mild w/ a big, malty taste. Drinkable w/ mild carbonation and not too sweet.

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