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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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mlk1300 (3) - Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2013 does not count
My favorite scotch ale. Smoky aroma. Peat and dark fruit taste. Pours dark. Great on a cool day.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (1097) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2013
On tap in September at Stapleton Tap House. Pours near black with significant head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, light coffee. Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of roasted malts, powder sugar, mild coffee. Overall full bodied, tasty...an easy drinker!

   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (11538) - 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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10870) - 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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - APR 24, 2010
A gift from the RatMan. Thanks Ron. Pours deep ruddy brown with a finger thick tan head that leaves decent lacing. Nose is a bit buttery caramel and smoked. The flavor is quite the same with a bit of earthy influence. Smooth on the palate. Surprised how good this one was.

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