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RATINGS: 411   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This is an ale made in the tradition of the great strong ales of Scotland. Amber colored, malty sweet with underlying note of smokiness.


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2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
beer200299 (13) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2002
Donít care for the overly smokey character of the beer. Some off flavor in there I donít care for either. Not too bad, I guess.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (3964) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Draught. Pours a somewhat hazy brown color with a moderate off-white head. Nose was definitely malt forward, and has some caramel and hints of toffee for me. Taste was slightly sweet, but had a slight crispness to it that wasnít bad. Largely forgettable, though.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2499) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2015
12 oz bottle pours amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is very sweet caramel. Taste is malty and sweet.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Huhzubendah (2758) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Amber body with a thin beige collar. Sweet, fruity aroma. Caramel malt with fruity esters. Thin body with low carbonation. Mild hop bitterness in the back. A small sample was plenty.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
VeinAle (72) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Odorless and brown in appearance. Overall an average scotch ale. Nice malt and caramel cover. Had it on tap in Phoenix.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (4204) - Arizona, USA - JAN 24, 2015
sample at the scottsdale location, caramel flavors with a bitter finish, no aroma, just light thin malts. Its your run of the mill scottish.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Arthree (19) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
Sample tray at the Scottsdale location. Deep brownish amber color. A ring of thin beige foam lingers. Smells like new leather and burnt sugar. Tastes like a stronger version of Big Rock Traditional. Thin, bitter dry aftertaste. Skip it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jagad5 (77) - - JAN 17, 2015
Interesting Scottish ale. Strong flavor. A good beer to enjoy while your Buckeyes roast the Ducks.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
valpoaj (655) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Dark body - half finger off-white head. Aroma is fully of sweet malt, mild biterness, caramel, generally roasty. Simple while nothing special. Flavor is incredibly sweet, with a mild roasted nut flavor to balance things slightly...little hop bitterness. Palate is relatively full bodied for the style with light carbonation - easy drinking. Decent rendition of the style, though I would have liked more to offset the malty sweetness.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (1414) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Pours a finger of head on a clear dark straw body. The aroma is mild lemon. The taste is mostly a mild caramel sweetness. The texture is softer. Itís easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2490) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Tasted on 5/14/13 on draft at the brewpub. Pours clear amber with an average beige head that leaves average lace. The nose is malty caramel and toffee with dark bread and a bit of toast. The flavor is more toasted and bitter with the malty caramel and dark bread taking a back seat. The body is just over medium with average carbonation and a long caramel and toasted, lightly bitter finish.


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