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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (4347) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4322) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2013
The aroma is sweet and rich with butterscotch caramel and grassy hops. The appearance is deep amber with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma with a slight butter finish. The palate is oily. The beer is good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hayduke (4123) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4002) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 29, 2012
On tap at Jasper’s Corner Tap, SF. Dark copper to dark brown pour, very lively and well carbonated. Nose was deep caramel malts and a healthy dose of peat, with some smoke in there for good measure. Mouthfeel a bit odd, seeming watery at one moments and fullish the next. Taste was heavy on chocolate and cola, with peat and smoke more understated than in the nose. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3782) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3737) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (3603) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (3571) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2011 20 nov 2011, tap. Really dark ruby. Nose is def strong coffee grounds. Def not what I think of with a scotch ale. Med body and fizzy. Soft sugary chocolate ovaltine, slightly meaty, lots of coffee. Actually nice, but I’d never call this a Scottish ale. More of a slightly sweet, meaty, coffee stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3513) - 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.

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