Great Dane Black Watch Scotch Ale
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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Wasn’t too impressed with this scotch ale. Literally made my face pucker up and cringe as the cloyingly sweet taste just made me sick. One of the few times I have left a beer unfinished

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
LilBeerDoctor (3735) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2014
On cask at the Downtown location. Pours a clear deep amber brown with a thin light tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, toffee, hazelnut, sweet fruits, cola. Flavor of peat, sweet malt, burnt sugar, grape. Some odd bitter vegetal notes. Not a fan of this one. 6/4/4/3/9 (2.6/5)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dekester1 (355) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Served in a glass @ GD in Wausau. Appearance was mid-brown hue with a light lacing. Aroma was of slightly smoky malts. Taste was typical of a scotch - malty, smoky and a light hop finish. Palate was decent. Overall, this was not one of the better Scotch ales I have tasted but it was OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (4065) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Smoky aroma with a band-aid note. Some sweetness but a thin blend of flavors and not as bold as the better scotch ales. Cask / hand-pull gave it a different palate. (on cask at brewpub)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
wilnatp (663) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2012
TAP: Pour is murky brown/amber. Peat and earth come through on the nose with some malt. Tastes of caramel with some toasted malts, peat and soil. Taste is pretty tame/faint but aftertaste is bolder and is strong on the peat and almost swampy. I was hoping for more from a Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (11164) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2011
Enjoyed on cask at the downtown brewpub. Dark body, peaty and roasty. Bubbles surround the typical cssk head. Served slightly warm as I would expect. A one-dimensional salty peat story which becomes a novelty. OK drinkability if you are into Scotch or this sort of thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2011
On tap at doty. On cask. Bourbon aroma. Roasted malts, coffee, alcohol, bourbon. Served warm..I kind of liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (3695) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Cask at the Doty location, and served to a house-logo pint glass, with a dark brown/ruby highlighted color, modest, off white/light tan foam that reduced rather quickly to a ring & film, and left some light streaks & spots of lacing. The aroma was roastiness, some caramel sweetness, and earthy peat notes. The flavor was similar, with a medium+ body, low carbonation, some added, leafy tobacco hints, and a little dryness on the finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Cask, it is a decent scotch ale, nothing really jumped out at me though, nice mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4304) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2011
Apr 22, tap @ Great Dane Brewery, Fitchburg. Pours clear brown reddish with a longlasting beige head leaving lace. Aroma is malty, sweet, slighly roasted? and hoppy. Malty, pungent, slightly sweet, bready pleasant roud flavor. Finish is dry and tart.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
On tap at downtown location, pours a murky dark brown with a very thin diminishing head, aroma is very sweet with malt and candy sugar, the flavor is more of sweet malt and caramel than anything else, meh.

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