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RATINGS: 128   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6945) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Tap. Pours clear dark brown with a small tan head that laces well. Aroma is roasted malt, distinctive peaty scotch ale, taste is lightly sweet roasted malt, notes of chocolate and strong peat. Fairly full bodied in the mouth - an enjoyable beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle:   Deep brown, a little mudy, moderate foamy beige head, spotty lacing.   Big heavy bready aroma, slight peat and charred wood/campfire.   Has a bit of pasture too, which is unexpected.   Aroma seems like a cross between a Scotch Ale and a Black IPA.   Seems to have a good dose of breadiness and dark pitted fruit ont he tongue.   Soft campfire/charred wood.   Not as viscous or chewy as I would like, but fair enough.   Seems to be more fruity than usual.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes a little dry, drier than most.   Has some aspects of other beers in this Scotch Ale, which makes it interesting.   Not bad!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (6750) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bomber from Hayduke. This poured with a noisy fizzy head that fizzled before it could grow. It keeps bubbling up but again, dies just as quick. This is almost black with red. I smell some chocolate but only a bit. There is a bit of smoke, peat, and chocolate tasted. Later, some grassy hops were tasted and even later some citrus. Nothing seemed to want to step up here and something needed to. As it were it was a bit muddled. It was, however, very drinkable and at times even nice. However, those times were too few and far between.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (5814) - 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
reebtogi (5731) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
473ml can pours a light amber brown color with a small off-white head that leaves little lacing on the glass. Aroma is light smoke and peat with some grass and traces of chocolate and caramel. Taste is a chocolate and caramel malty sweet body with some smoky and peaty undertones and a grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied with mild carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (5673) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Medium brown color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is malty and slightly peaty. A medium bodied scotch ale. Malts are fruity and smoky. Hops are bitter and a touch grapefruity. Nice scotch ale. Very pleasant smoke and peat flavors. Nice balance. Smooth taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (5081) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hayduke (4947) - 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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4653) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle. Brownish red beer with a strong head. It has a sour aroma with a sour and fruity flavour, and hints of smokiness. Overall a reasonable scotch ale, which seems to mean sour or smokey flavour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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