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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   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 (1031) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (1410) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2015
Old rating. Amber colored. Caramel, toffee, dark fruit, mineral. Just okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1894) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2015
this is a numeric rating only. i no longer do tasting notes on any beer anymore.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
climberbob (240) - 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 (3563) - 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 (6181) - 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 (979) - 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 (1461) - 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 (5353) - 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 (1396) - 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 (2841) - 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.

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