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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 10/20/2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade

dark red, scant head, sweet carmel malt aroma with nice earthy floral hops, big body, rich dark malt flavor balanced by some earthy hops, burnt wood finish,

Aroma: 9/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Score: **4
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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUL 27, 2007
Bomber, pours a cola brown with a slight white head that dissipates to an outer ring, moderate lacing. Aroma doesn’t bode well, with a mess of roasted malts, toffee, peat and smoke, but none of it blends well together. Flavor is thin and watery, yet abrasive and full of artificial smoke flavor. I’m done; this ia a mess, and my first official drain pour, yet still not as bad as DFH 120 Minute. Why, oh, why did I decide to have this follow the HotD Fred from the Wood?!?!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 9, 2007
Bottle. Poured a dark purplish-brown color with a medium light-brown head. Good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, brown sugar, and toffee. Smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is complex, with a nice blend of brown sugar, malt, and wood. Very nice Scottish ale, along the lines of Old Chub. Thanks to Caddylac for this bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2006
[Colorado Road Trip – 2006] A deep dark beer with a minimal head. Loved the flavor of this beer . Has tons of different flavors from toffee, Carmel and smoke flavors. This was a great Scottish ale and I loves this type of beer. Pour me more please.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (13254) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2006
Bomber pourede a clear very darkreddish brown [almost black] with a very minimal dissapating amber head. Aromas of carmel, peat smoke, fruitiness and a bit of toffee. Palate was medium bodied smooth and warming. Flavors of carmel, smoke, a hint of chocolate, fruitiness and some light vinous notes with a lingering bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Pours deep red mahogany with thin white head. Aroma of light wine, caramel, malt. Flavor of malt, peat, caramel, light wine. Smooth, soft palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (11500) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2005
22oz bottle acquired in trade with snowtiger (thanks!). Poured a dark mahogany color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of toffee, peat, smoke, dark fruits and on the earthy side. Softer tastes of caramel, dark fruits, wood and peat. Light alcohol in the finish but overall well hidden. Smooth and easy to drink. This was one kick ass scotch ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Pours a deep dark mahogany brown with a wispy light tan head. Aroma of sweet oily dark fruits, caramel malt and lots of smoky peat. Body starts with a full sticky caramel sweetness and light butterscotch malty flavor turning more peaty toward a lightly warming finish. A nice Scotch ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Thanks to hopdog. Pours a ruby red amber with a small tan head with slight lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, earthy, vanilla, light alcohol and earthy. Flavor of smoke, oak, earthy and peat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6101) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Poured a mahogany color with a thin, off white head that quickly diminished, leaving very light lacing on the glass. Aroma of smoked peat, caramel malt, candy sugar, light spices, dark fruits, and some nuts. Taste of Smoke, wood, caramel malt, with light citrus, and light alcohol as well. Oily mouthfeel, led way to a dry finish. Thanks hopdog!

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