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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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (3161) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (3064) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3055) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Pours a ruby brown color with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, smoke, and dark fruit. Creamy medium body with chocolate, caramel, dark fruit, and hint of smoke. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (2972) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle from SED. Clear dark brown with a thin head. Aroma is dark fruit malt, roast caramel. Flavour is toasted almost smoked, malt, caramel and grape. Finish is dry smoked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2882) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 16, 2013
473ml can. In the glass the beer is dark brown with orange edges, it has a full light brown cap. The nose presents some smoky notes and some dryish chocolate. Taste has chocolate malts and is dryish with light smoke notes. The finish has grainy notes, bit of chocolate, smoky wood. Average carbonation, the body is medium. Sadly lighter in flavour than the nose would suggest, I was hoping for more smoke and dark malt. An ok scotch ale, quite quaffable for a 7.4% brew. I’m finding most of these Devil’s Canyon beers to be a bit underwhelming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2810) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2014
From the 16 oz can. Pours black red and oily. Taste is medium bodied malt, peat, caramel and light smoke. Lots of flavor and complex. Aroma is more of the same. Restrained but very easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2787) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Can from Casa De Oro. Roasted malty nose. Very rich and roast flavors. Smooth and peaty. Full flavored with a dash of smoke. Tasty brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hawthorne00 (2768) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2013
Can. Clear dark brown with a modest beige head that nevev quite disappears. Aroma of toffee, toast, prunes, mild spices, a whiff of smoke. Taste is sweet with dried and stewed fruits, toffee, pepper, burnt toast. No real depth in the malty flavours, which at 7%+ makes me wonder. A bit astringent as well as peppery at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (2669) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Thanx Dara for the can. This was poured into a thistle. The appearance was a dark red to brown color with a one and a half finger white foamy head. The lacing was there as it speckled and slid around in a messy sort of way. The smell had a light bready sort of yeasty roastiness that came through slightly like a biscuit. The taste took those flavors and added a nice caramel and toffee-ness rolling all around and added a nice element of smoke at the end. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a slight sessionability about it. As it warms, a nice creamy sort of delicate soothing nakedness strolls across my tongue. Overall, I say this was a pretty good Scotch I could bang again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2667) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 8, 2012
16 fl. oz. can from Asahiya. Sweet coffee, smoke, rich malty nose. Dark brown, almost opaque, and rocky tan head. Initial is juicy and full of cocoa; mid brings some prune and a bit of alc.; a touch of tang in finish, and a thin sweetness in the aftertaste. Mediumbody. Tasty, well done, not exceptional (and, really, not so "Scotch"), just good.

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