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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Our Scotch Ale is big in flavor and rich in aroma, brewed using unique barleys including peat smoked malt from Scotland, this beer is best served in a snifter to accentuate the flavors of black cherry and raisin and the subtle smoky aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with minimal light tan head. No lacing. Aroma is scotch, sweet, slight peated/smoked malt. Flavor is sweet scotch, peated malt and mildly fruity up front fading into a malty, mildly smoked finish. Slight bitter that lingers. Flavor is fairly one dimensional but pleasant. Does a reasonably good job masking alcohol. Soft carbonation, medium body, and smooth texture. Was pleasantly surprised by this, as I am not a big fan of scotch ales. Fairly strong and flavorful, a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (4103) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 3, 2012
12 oz bottle from Supermarket Liquors, Fort Collins. Nose is dark fruit with a little toffee and smoke. Clear brown with a small beige head. Flavor is sweet and smoky with a lightly bitter background.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (2192) - Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Pours a dark reddish-brown that shines clear in the light with a wisp of a head. Smoky, meaty aroma with some fruitiness. Flavor is more nice smoke and fruits. Low carbonation makes it go down smoothly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (10205) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle @ Timbers, Denver. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma of malt, peat, wood, nuts, light fruit. Taste is malty, peat, light smoke, caramel,nut, fruity, wood. Medium body, soft carbonation, alcohol well hidden. Very enjoyable beer. 060312

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BritAlesRule (215) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Pours a deep dark brown, done aggressively enough evokes some semblance of head which is gone in seconds. Nice chewy toffee and caramel malt and coffee in the nose. Maybe a little smoky peat in the background. Taste is a little more woody with malt upfront in a nearly viscous body. Sugary, but not overdone in this respect. More herby than hoppy. Well done. The nose is deep and awesome, while the rest doesn’t stand out as anything unique, but I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (11513) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Pours dark brown with a minimal light beige head that disappears quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of smoked malt and dark fruit. Medium body with a smoked character and notes of peaty malt, dark fruit and molasses. The finish is almost acrid in its smoky aspect, with a short malty aftertaste. Decent otherwise.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hoggywood (5) - Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2011 does not count
I don’t usually go for the dark beers but this one had an interesting smokey aroma. It had a slightly fruity taste but balanced with the dark smoke tones. I sipped this one and it tasted better as it became room temperature.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2011
On tap at the brewpub in Grand Lake. Dark copper pour, sticky off-white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Sweet aroma with hints of toffee and peat. Bold flavor with lots of toffee, a touch of chocolate, some smoky notes and some peat in the back end. Could be just a tad thicker to match the flavor, but not a detractor. Very solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Reddish brown pour with a creamy tan head. Sweet and smokey aroma and some yeasty fruitcake. Flavor is full of dark fruit, whiskey notes, peat, and warm alcohol. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40482) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2011
12 fl oz bottle. Pours almost clear deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is toasted malty and slight caramelish. Mild toasted malty. Mild smoked and dark malty and slight caramelish. Mild smoked and caramelish finish.

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