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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 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2008
bottle from someone at the vero throwdown: pours a very flat cola brown colour with no head. aroma is slight smokey with a good caramel malt nice aroma. flavour is smokey with a good burnt malt slight grain flavour too, finishes nice and dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 7, 2008
22-oz bottle purchased from Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Pours dark brown with a small, fizzy, light brown head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, cookie), light hops (grass), average yeast (dough) with notes of dates, apple, and toffee. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23513) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2008 Bottled, thanks Crosling! Mahogany colour, minimal head. Peaty toasty nose. Sweet and full bodied. Roasty malt and molassesMalty and warming with some rye bread but very little hops. Smoky finish with low bitterness. Really nice beer, but the malt profile is a little bit rough which prevents it from getting a top score.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2008
Very dark brown pour with virtually no head. Nice light peaty tones and some fresh cut wood. A hint of smoke. Taste has some identifiable peat notes over candied malts with a fruity character present. Real nice, could’ve been a bit thicker for a Scotch ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Thanks to goryshkewych for this one Bottle poured into a sniffer produced a finger worth of tan head that goes to a light ring of lace. On top of a rich dark black body Aromas on this is great smoked peat and roasted malts Taste is much like the nose dominated by the roasted malts and smoked peat. A nice sweetness on this brew, the alcohol in not noticeable at all. Medium mouthfeel next to no carbonation in the brew Drinkability is good on this brew but the bomber was quite enough for a sitting. I had it with some Brisket that was left over from purplehops (thanks Stan) gathering and I must say it was a great meal

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
uhclem (418) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Pours very dark like a porter or a stout. Nose is malt, peat, raisins and toffee.Taste enhances the raisins and also brings out a fruitiness. Mouthfeel is opulent. Finish is smooth and a little too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2008
Courtesy jayMFg. Pours a dark crimson to chestnut brown color with a scant, off-white head. Absolutely no lacing noted. The aroma is that of a standard Scotch ale, with notes of chocolate, caramel, prominent smoked peat, and hints of soy-like saltiness. Some indiscernible dark fruits linger in the background as well. Flavors stay the course, showing sweet chocolate and caramel malts that are countered by staunch, earthy hops and a significant smoky peat billing. The alcohol is well hidden at 8%. A medium-full body is lightly carbonated and silky. Quite drinkable and enjoyable, despite not excelling in any particular area.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
travita (4847) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Brown to black in color with a thin head. Smell has a little smoke, peat, fruits, and roast. Taste is much the same as the smell. I expected more. Medium bodish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Bottle from Crosling. Clear brown body with a small beige head. The nose is lightly smoky with plenty of toffee, dark fruits and roast. The flavor is lightly sweet, very lightly bitter with some caramel, raisins and smoke. Medium body is thin with light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 22, 2008
(22oz bottle, thanks ryan) MInimal tan head atop red-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, caramel, some nut, roast. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some chocolate, roast, light cola. Watery medium body, lightly sticky, minimal carbonation.

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