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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10607) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
clear brown, smooth offwhite head. herbal aroma, slighlty floral aroma. flavor is malty, complex, lots of flavors i cant pinpoint. complex. very nice. peat smoke, roasted stuff. tasty one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
Bottled. A hazy dark red beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma has notes of smoke, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of smoked malt, tar, over ripe fruits, and caramel, leading to a dry smokey finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours a clear orangey brown with a tiny off-white head. Burned caramel in the nose with some peaty smoke - a little manure. Medium body, low carbonation, burned caramel, ashes and peaty smoke. The beer has an edge of tartness. No bitterness. 220611

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2010
bottle. Pours dark brown with no head. Of the three beers Iíve had so far from this brewery none of them have had a head. Aroma of toffee, raisin, butterscotch, caramel, soft smoke. Smells good. Flavor starts off good, roasted peat malt, toffee, but then the finish has a sickly sweet, bubblegum, molasses aspect to it that is kind of overpowering. Not horrible, but flawed.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Sampled on 9/19.2010. This scotch ale pours a dark black color from a 12oz bottle. Small sized tan foamy head. The aroma is caramel, sweet, some peat and bready. A medium bodied scotch ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, touch of peat and some cherry. The hops are herbal and earthy. Little to no carbonation. Fairly sweet, but not cloying. A little light in the peat flavors, but drinkable. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theisti (3093) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 14, 2010
12 oz bottle purchased as part of a Grand Lake mixed six in Breckenridge, Colorado. Pour is black brown, murky with pretty much no head. What is there is light khaki. Aroma is malty, cherry sweet, with some light baking cocoa. Taste is the sweet cherry maltiness up front, followed by a dry fruit raisin deal, hazelnut, transitions to the dusty, slighty roasty cocoa. Not bad tasting, just kind of a straight forward malty beer, with not too much character. Flavor did pick up some as it warmed to 55 degrees or so. Palate is medium bodied, lower carbonation, after taste is the sweet nutty malt.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mensch (242) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Pours with no head, but has a little carbonation on the tongue. Very dark brown. Strong peat smoked aroma and flavor, kind of one-dimensional. Tastes like a homebrew, albeit a well made one. Too smokey, under attenuated and too expensive.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2010
(bottle, sampled 2/28/10). Clear brown color, with ruby hue. Medium tan head. Smoky malt aroma. Sweet smoke malt flavor. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Slick texture. Soft to moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbill (3269) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2010
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with notalush. Pours a hazy brown with a very thin tan head that disappeared before the first sip. The aroma is smokey with just a bit of peat along with some raisins and alcohol vapors. The flavor is similar with some smokiness and mild peat accompanied by some raisin. Undercarbonated with a slick, almost oily mouthfeel. So so.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beaver (1219) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2010
22 oz bottle. Pours brown with no head at all other than a few bubbles after a very vigorous pour.

The aroma is sweet peaty caramel and toffee with a bit of smoke and molasses and nuts. As it warms some vegetal notes come out.

The flavor is sweet peaty nutty caramel and toffee malts with some chocolate and a touch of fruits and smoke. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with very low carbonation.

Overall, this didnít have much carbonation like the other Grand Lake beers that I purchased from the brewery. Unlike the others, this hold up pretty nicely. Itís got some great flavors for a Scotch ale - a good balance of peat, smoke and sweet caramel without being overly sweet.


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