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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Malty, toasty, strong and sweet. This traditional Scotch Lowland ale is one of our most popular hearty winter brews. Available winter.

Gachupines' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gachupines (973) - USA - MAY 4, 2011
Dark brown, almost black with a thin lacing of head. Aroma is slight, some roasted malt and a little musty. Flavor is a little sweet followed by a fairly strong bitterness though it doesn’t linger at all. Mouthfeel is very thin, it should have a fuller body. Overall, not bad but the lack of body really hurts this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (3531) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 30, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle this poured a rich red-amber color with a beige head. No appreciable lacing. Nose of caramel malts, and ripe dark fruit. Medium body. Flavor oaf rich malts and a little bitterness in the finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6169) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle@ trailer. Clear mahogany color with light tan head. Toffee, caramel, earthy dirt, toast aromas. Medium bodied. Nice lightly sweet, toasted dark caramel, dark fruit, dark bread flavors___mild earthy mineral finish----good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ramboraffe (805) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
On tap at orange peal, asheville. Brown with white head. Smell is sweet and roasted malty. Taste is caramel malty with roasted and earthy notes. Sweet with low bitterness and low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerathon (1380) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Sweet malts, caramel, cola-like qualities, low carbonation, tip of the tongue tingle, a bit nutty, toasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5202) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Bomber bought at the brewery during RBWG. This is quite dark brown and has a beige head. A rich malt and toffee aroma that is big. Some earth and European hops are tasted along with the malts. The hops bring some fruit and are authentic here. They tend to grow and add some spice. I also taste toffee and something almost like candy. Dark fruit is tasted late along with some toasted bread. Not a favored style for me but this is a strong example.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1316) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Draft at brew pub. Nose all malt and mild roasty malt. Taste all malt,Slight sweet Mid palate. Fairly bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbruner (2683) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Pours a clear copper brown from the bottle with thin ring of white lacy head that sticks well. Aroma is smoky, toasted brown malt, nuts, and a hint of funky wood. Taste follows, less of the smoky wood and more sweet. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Appearance: Very dark browns with some claret and garnet edges linger under a solid khaki head. The head fades spotty but swirls smooth and creamy. No lace.
Nose: Chocolate cake, chocolate cookies, and chocolate wafers. Chocolate covered raisins – of the more sweet store-bought variety. Fig Newtons in the back. Moist cakey presence. Sunsweet whole prunes. Brown spices and caramel nougat on top and in the back.
Palate: Medium body with a moist cakey mouthfeel. Spicy Fig Newton finish. Chocolate and red velvet cake soaked in prune juice. Caramel and chocolate nougat weaves in and out. Chocolate covered graham crackers in the back of each swallow.
Final Thoughts: An intriguing take on the Wee Heavy/Scotch Ale style that was quite delicious actually but not exactly true to style. If you drink it for what it is, then you will be very happy. If you drink it expecting a traditional Wee Heavy, you will be somewhat disappointed.
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2013
From tap at Brewery. Pours a dark brown with small head. Aroma was toffee and roasted nut. Taste was sweet with a bitter bite at first. Settled down as a good ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HighlanderOne (1037) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2012
On tap at green man Asheville. Good aroma of coffe, caramel, cream. Very dark mahogany with lacing tan head. Nut, coffee, toffee flavors. Some creamy malt and hop notes. Almost stout-like feel. Well done.

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