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RATINGS: 100   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hayduke (3372) - 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 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3320) - 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 (3318) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3250) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3246) - 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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3191) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3157) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2948) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Has a great caramel color with a rich malt that has a touch of tannins at the end. Slightly nutty with a touch of wood and a bit of heat. It's goofball the way ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2880) - 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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