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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A Heavy Scotch Ale with a pleasantly dark, warm, and malty body. An additional smattering of hops added during fermentation leaves a complementing floral aroma.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1466) - Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Taster at Gilgamesh The Campus. Dark copper color. Dark malty aroma. Taste is really intriguing, with subtle nutty roasted notes, sweet dark caramel, and a tinge of fruitiness. Finished really smooth for the alcohol content.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (11550) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Keg at Gilgamesh, 10/11/14. Copper/amber with a decent beige swirl and edgeing. Nose is candied fruit peel, bitter orange, caramel. Taste comprises caramel malt, dark fruit, straw, bitter notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. So so, formulaic rewpub ScOtTiSh tedium.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2672) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Bomber from Walmart. Deep ruby in color upon pouring. Nose is dark fruit. Some prune and fig. Decent hoppiness. Lightly sweet up front. Lots of dark fruit with some roastiness. Finish is lightly hopped for a solid finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6500) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2014
22. Pours a murky dark brown with a loose, scant tan head. Light rings of lace. Big caramel sweet nose, lots of darkly toasted shortbread cookies and caramel syrup. Sticky thick body with soft carb. Dark caramel syrup and cookies on the mid palate. Long earthy sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1217) - California, USA - NOV 19, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2015 A nice, very smooth beer. Pours a beautiful deep red with a tan head. Smells of salted caramel and a bit of tart cherries. Taste is very well balanced with more cherries, vanilla and caramel. Not much hop flavor. Smooth sweet finish. Had in the bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerFunGuy (809) - California, USA - NOV 19, 2014
This deep brown beer has a slightly sweet yet tart aroma. It has creamy start with a nice bitter middle and smokey finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
nealblind (983) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 4, 2014
brown red pour. Aroma cherry chapstick, astringency, rye. Tastes rye, tobacco. light body watery some spritziness. unconventional for a scotch in lightness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1492) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Interesting. The 2014 that has a bit higher ABV (8.2%) doesn’t have any kick, let alone a hop kick, and indeed is a bit watery. Solid malt flavor, though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6812) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Bomber. Pours a cloudy brown slightly purple color with a small white head. A light fruity nose, berries and toffee. A light cola flavor, berries, some toffee and chocolates, yeasty. More cola in the finish. Overall, pretty light and dry. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chuckstout (306) - Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Big caramel butterscotch, bread, sweetness in the aroma. Pours a red/brown. Nice profile, not overly sweet like the nose would suggest.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cobaink2 (150) - seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Quite malty but a not a clear defined taste. It has very little carbonation but has a cola/ malty taste. Alcohol is well hidden. Nothing real special here.


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