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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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From beer novice to beer geek, everyone loves this beer! This is what Scottish ale is supposed to taste like. The Scottish traditionally do not use a lot of hops in their beers. This is a carmel/malty beer with a slightly nutty roasty component. Amber in color. OG=1.058 / FG=1.020 / 20-IBU’s / 5% alcohol


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2004
(OBF04) Copper body with beige head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, some peat. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, peach, berry, light peat. Light-medium body, but sticky.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11060) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Can from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy amber with a creamy/fizzy near beige head. Aroma of rich, sweet caramel. Med body. Flavor is malty, something like unbitter walnut, and very little hop. Good, arguably true to style, but nothing outrageous. Cries out for imperialization. I can taste that in my dreams. This is a good foundation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8133) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Sample from firkin at the 6th Annual Rogue Firkin Fest at Green Dragon. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a medium beige head that recedes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of earthy malt, caramel and fruit. Light to medium body with flavors of peaty malt, grain and caramel. The finish is malt with a short earthy aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Draft. Caramel beer with a dark cream head. Rich malt and caramel aroma. Caramel and light nutty flavor with malt. Medium bodied. Caramel and light toffee linger.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Can:   Deep amber, hazy, moderate frothy light beige head, sparce lacing.   Malty nose, a little toasty, somewhat mealy, slight forest notes... like sweetened pine or something.   It actually kind of reminds me of sap on a pinecone.   Very interesting.   Tangy semi-sweet maltiness on the tongue.   Again with the pine tree and/or pinecone.   It actually lends itself well.   Not much in the way of peat or campfire.   Remains malty flavored on the finish, but its not overly heavy.   I like this one, a little different but also unique.   Finish is slightly nutty, with a little bit of cocoa.   Yeah, pretty tasty if you ask me!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6127) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2011
16-oz can. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a dense and creamy tan disc of mousse on top. Mild brown-bread malt and gingerbread nose. Creamy medium body with subdued carb. Brown bread and gingerbread mid-palate. Mild finish. Pleasant, but a bit dull. More like the indifferently made browns that plagued that style for years.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (5840) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Clear amber color/ ivory head. Mild spicy caramel, earthy hop aromas. medium body. Spicy sweet smoky caramel flavors with a smooth finish--not bad

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Nose is of caramel, brown bread notes, nutty notes, and light green apples. Pours darker amber, creamy head for a while that settles. Flavors of toasted nuts, caramel, green apples, and light dry roast. Caramel apple finish. Smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 9, 2004
Auburn brown color with a light cloudy head & oily lacing. The aroma has lots of caramel malts and a very distant diacetyl component. The flavor is very balanced with a large complex malt body & only a faint distant bitterness, almost citrusy in the mouthfeel. Finishes a little toasty and good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5284) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 29, 2004
Copper color. Aroma is malty and caramel. A medium bodied Scottish ale. Malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. Hops are slightly bitter. Fruity and sweet. A lighter bodied and tasting Scottish ale. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.


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