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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GvStraaten (5) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2007 does not count
Draft and bottle. This beer tastes just as good out of the bottle as is does on draught. Hints of caramel are apparent with subtle beechwood smokiness. Smooth, light body. My friends that claim to hate "dark beer" loved this brew. I do too.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2010
12 oz – The Wine Source. Deep copper red, thin off white creamy head. Sweet caramel cherry notes warm to lighter swirls of bready toffee and smoke. Warm toffee and golden raisin-like flavors are well balanced on undercurrents of smoked cherry and vanilla booze. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, soft sweet malty finish. Shockingly well done…

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1466) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2011
Bottle. Copper to light brown color, clear. Almost no head, just wisps of white foam. Aroma is a very pleasant malt with hint of smokiness & peat. Full body, soft carbonation, smooth. Warming beer... good all around.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
desurfer (1211) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Draft at Ram’s Head in Annapolis. Rich peaty malts with a mild roasty hop character afterwards. Good sipper on a cold winter night.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4299) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2008
12oz bottle. Amber-orange color. Minimal creamy head. Amber malt aroma jumps out at you, a little pungent, perhaps due to age. The taste is malty sweet, with a smooth and faint spice flavor coming through as well. This might well be the yeast, which also imparts a mellow fruity twang to match the alcohol content, which remains a mystery with this one. Probably much better brewery fresh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GMCC2181 (1500) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 18, 2008
My 100th beer brewed from Delaware. Bottle. Ruby red in color. Not much head. Aroma of malt and some cinnamon/brown sugar. Flavor is somewhat sugary, malty touch of caramel. A hidden bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium texture and carbonation. Not bad but nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzzler67 (1491) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2008
Clear copper appearance with a small, off white head and a fair amount of lacing. Low keyed, malty, toffeeish aroma. Earthy, peaty taste with some soft fruit trailing behind. Light-to-medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel leading to a dry, slightly spicy, short lived finish.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3824) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Location: 12 Oz. Bottle from Gilly’s 3/5/09

Aroma: Earthy yeast, some spice,
Appearance: Amber, thin off-white head
Flavor: Slight bitterness, nice blend of the scotch flavor and 8 % abv
Palate: Light bodied, somewhat fizzy, diminishes quickly
Overall Impression: It’s got an interesting nose, some decent flavors, but nothing that will blow you out of the water.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11353) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2008
(12oz bottle) Medium off-white head that mostly dissipates. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, caramel, light smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some smoke, cherry/raisin, light metallic, alcohol. Medium body, some stickiness.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1229) - Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Appearance: medium amber, one-finger tan head. Aroma: caramel, toffee, hint of smoke. Taste: caramel, brown sugar, bit of dark fruits. Finish: <b/> slightly sweet, smooth, lightly carbonated. Notes: Decent scotch ale. Not great, but not horrible. I don’t get the low rating.


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