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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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A Scottish porter, with a hint of smokiness. Brewed to commemorate the Annual Dunedin Highland Games.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
A: The beer pours almost black with a finger or so of tan colored head. S: A mild smoke to the aroma. Some dark chocolate and roast, and maybe a little of dark fruits. The roast becomes more intense as it warms, maybe becomes a bit ashy. There are some definite problems here, especially a noticeable acidity. T: Slightly watery, but quite a lot has gone wrong here. Chalky and astringent with a strong roasted malt bitterness. Ash and roasted malt, a hint of coffee, a little bit of dark chocolate, too. M: Medium in both body and carbonation. O: Can’t say that I was too big a fan of this particular beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29018) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2009
Bottled. A dark amber beer with a fast disappearing brown head. The aroma is sweet and acidic with notes of brettanomyces, smoke, fruit, and wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of smoke, brettanomyces, fruit, and wood, leading to a dry finish. Had it blind - my guess on a style was a thin smoked Flemmish sour - hmmm. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Draft and redlight. This would have been much better I think if I would have had a half of a glass. Just got to be too much towards the back half. Tobacco...really tobacco. Nice smoke to it...really liked the mouthfeel, but it should have been in a smaller glass.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2009
Draft at Redlight Redlight. I almost feel bad reviewing this so poorly. It just wasn’t a flavor I like. I can understand people liking it, though. The aroma was smoked pipe tobacco. Flavor is lightly smoked with some mint and loaded with tobacco. It really reminded me of chewing tobacco. I had to pour it out.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2600) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Draft at Redlight Redlight. Dark brown pour with a thick creamy head. Sweet malt, tobacco and hints of peat aroma. Taste is smooth malt, smoky, tobacco and hints of fruit sweetness. Decent brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Draft @ redlight redlight. Pours a semi-transparent brown/black with a fuzzy brown ring of head on the edge of the glass. Some chocolate, tobacco, a touch of roast, malty caramel with a bit of peat smoke in the nose. Very tobacco-like in flavor, mildly roasty with hints of chocolate towards the finish. Towards the thin side of things, chocolate/roast notes are toned down for a porter, but still enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Draft at Redlight Redlight. Pours a dark chestnut color with a slightly reddish hue. Mostly clear and translucent. A small, khaki colored head leaves a soapy wash behind. Aromas of sweet caramel malts and lightly pungent pipe tobacco are permeated by a distinct, meaty smokiness, while overly ripe, dark fruits and spices lend earthy depth. Flavors follow suit, mostly sweet and earthy, with a big dark caramel malt presence, and perhaps just a bit too tobacco forward for me. The smoke level is nice, and it really ties all of the varying elements together well. Medium bodied and balanced on the tongue, the mouthfeel doesn’t detract. Nice brew, but not something to go crazy for.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2009
On tap at Redlight.Poured a murky black color.Smoke and roastiness on the nose.Lots offlavor of roasted malts and slight smoke.A quite delicious brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Draft at Redlight Redlight. Big dark brown pour. Very nice aroma of smoked wood. Flavor was smokey and peaty, and Hoppy bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Draft at Redlight Redlight. Pours black with a small light tan head. huge peat comes through in the nose, which really surprised me. Got some roasted malts, and coffee as well, but the peat overpowered them mostly. The flavor was much of the same. It says a hint of smokiness in the description, but its definitely a big hint of it. Made the beer more interesting for me, because I wasnt expecting that. Pretty tasty, maybe a bit underrated here.


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