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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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 22, 2008
22oz bottle, courtesy of ryan. Thanks! Pours a very dark, reddish-brown color; thin light tan head with patchy lacing. Some chocolate, caramel, and roasted malts in the aroma; basic, chewy maltiness. Medium mouthfeel: smokiness and oiliness upfront; roasted malts, roasted meat, chocolate and caramel; relaxed carbonation; pretty tasty due to the smoky note coming through; dense, oily scotch ale. Lengthy finish: smoke, oily malts, and some nuttiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Bottle provided by Crosling at the Pre-DLD tasting at Flossmoor, thanks Nick:

Ruby hued with an oily appearance and a small fading head. The aroma has notes of smoked wood, peat, caramel, herbal hops, tin and other metallic vapours. The taste has a nice fresh smoked tone and a mild sweet malt background. Nutty and herbal as well. The mouth feel is smooth and soft, dry and minerally finish. A solid Wee Heavy but lacks some depth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10609) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Bottle... DLD’08... Clear black ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Smoky, chocolate and coffee nose. Full-bodied and creamy with gentle carbonation. Great balance. Chocolate and smoke. Finishes bittersweet, chocolaty and smoky. Not positive this is brewed to style at all. Great smoked porter? Very nice, either way!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Bottle. Body-coke with a thin ring of bubbles, menthol, cold pressed coffee, peaty, light peat smoke. Taste-scotchy, peat smoke watered down Dr. pepper, medium corn sweetness, funky aftertaste, apple skins, lactic. Smoke and lactic acid dominate. Basically just scotch ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (3003) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Taster at Flossmoor. Ah, brief impressions: very well smoked, but a little more gentle in character. Deep brown pour. Despite its smokiness, there’s also a good feel for Scotch malts inside.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2008
(22oz. bottle) Pours a deep burgundy body with a spare beige head. Aroma of smoke, caramel, burnt, toasted malt, roasted nuts, and cola. Flavor of peat, toasted malt, light burnt, and flat cola.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3947) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 28, 2008
Flossmoor tasting. Pours dark brown with a taned head. Low sweetness. Aromas of fresh smoke. Also some hints of leather towards the end. Medium to full bodied. Smokey finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmather (180) - Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2008
from a 12 oz bottle. Very nice deep copper color. Very malty and a lovely scotch ale. Malt blends well with the alcohol and presents a very smooth tasting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2008
Bottle, Thanks to Bu11zeye. Pours a ruby-brown, similar to a Dr. Pepper soda, With a almost non-existant head.....I almost want to say NO head...Aroma of alcohol and burnt popcorn....tasted the same as well with a malty sweetness (it was tasty though). Medium mouth feel with medium carbonation.....It wasn’t a bad beer, but I am not a fan......

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RSRIZZO (1949) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Had this beer on 8/27/2006. Aroma is a deep tasted malt scent that seems a lot like a porter. Color is a deep solid amber, carbonation is a bit low with a thin head. Taste is deep, roasted and burnt. Starting with a medium body it goes down with a smooth feel. Finish comes out of this smooth feel with a bold rich roasted flavor that builds to a sweetness. This is the be backed by a mild bitterness and ends with an easy burnt flavor. I like it. It seems to be like a full rich porter.

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