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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 (1251) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (5468) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Draft sample. The beer is a darker copper with a white head of foam. The aroma has malty caramel and some woody notes. Some spice as well. Medium sweetness in the taste. Bigger body and moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Dark copper-amber pour with a 1" off-white head. Nose is dark fruit (this oddly reminds me of a little red dried fruit from Chinese groceries that I can’t recall the name of...) Fairly sweet and sticky body. A bit disappointing, though part of that may be that it’s August and I’m drinking a Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (2389) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2015
a decent scotch ale, but nothing special. This beer is just ok. I’ve had a few by these guys and this one is up there pretty far. Hope to be able to purchase again sometime in the future. Definitely need to check out more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nathan30533 (1018) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Just your average scotch ale. Not a lot to brag home about. Tasty and smooth for 7% but just like all scotch ales... Missing something.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (2359) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2015
Old rating. Amber colored. Caramel, toffee, dark fruit, mineral. Just okay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
climberbob (449) - Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Big bottle into tulip. Dark ruby with minimal head. Oak resinous aroma. Sweet raisin malty oaky taste. Slightly astringent aftertaste. Ok but not great ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (4947) - 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 (6737) - 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 (1861) - Göteborg, 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 (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Sweet malts, caramel, cola-like qualities, low carbonation, tip of the tongue tingle, a bit nutty, toasty.

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