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Great Dane Stone of Scone Scotch Ale
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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   ABV: -
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Named for the stone upon which Scottish kings were crowned, our Scoth Ale represents a tradition of brewing excellence. You will enjoy a hint of caramel sweetness, a well-rounded flavor, and superior drinkability.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (4684) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2009
On tap, Great Dane, downtown. Pours a clear dark amber body with a small wispy off-white head that left some nice lacing. The nose is sweet with a bit of peat and some roasty malt. The flavor is sweet as well but not overly so. Very light peat at first, but it finishes with a bit more and a nice roasty flavor. Pretty sturdy mouth feel with a nice slight cling to the finish without being too heavy. Overall this was pretty nice, the peat kept coming out stronger the longer it sat. Iíd buy this again if I get back.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Deep reddish brown, thick off white head that lasted. Some malt aroma, but there was dishwater odors :( Ther ewas some malt sweetness, no hops, no much more. Medium bodied, smooth finish with some hop bitterness. I expected more, maybe I had an off day.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madvike (2581) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Tap at the Fitchburg Dane - Pours with a frothy white head on a deep amber pour. Doesnít smell like much--a bit of earthiness and peat, but honestly I couldnít smell much at all. Is it drinkable? Heck yeah, and the sweet malt and lactic sour play nicely together. Itís smooth in the mouth--real velvety and rich. Itís a bit boring overall, but a beer I could drink several of without noticing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Draught. Pours a copper amber with a light tan head. Aroma contains caramel, malt, and a very faint touch of smoke. Flavor was much less of the malt and toffee that I was expecting and more hops along with a sweetness I could not put my finger on. Not bad, but not what I was looking for in the style.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
shigadeyo (2962) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2009

9/05/2009: Great Dane Stone of Scone Scotch Ale... Aroma: Not much aroma at all. Appearance: Bright orange color with a whispy off-white crown. Flavor: Somewhat sweet, but not malty enough; mostly has flavor of pale malts that makes it kind of sweet and syrupy. Palate: Medium-bodied, average palate. Overall: This is more like a SCOTTISH ALE rather than a true Scotch Ale (lacking depth of malt, complexity, and alcohol).

Draught at The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. in Madison (Hilldale), Wisconsin. Rating #52 for this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Pours a translucent mahogany, large beige head. Glass-coating lace at first, diminishing in abundance through the course of the glass. Generic caramel malt aroma. Flavor is a winner, something like a liquefied taffy apple. Very malty, apple cider and chocolate are the dominant tastes, some caramel underlying that. Medium bodied, alcohol and a light astringency combine for a very lively palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2124) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2009
On tap at the downtown Madison site. Poured to a GD pint glass a mahogany brown, with some bubbly, off white foam and clingy lacing. The aroma was immediately roasty, with a hint of smoke, and dark molasses. The flavor added a little caramel sweetness, a hint of toffee, and a touch of dry, bakerís chocolate. More of a Scottish in body, but very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2009
A very subtle and refined scotch ale - perhaps too understated for most, but I quite liked it - mellow flavors of plum and bubble gum, with very faint notes of peat and earthiness - a moderate sweetness and semi-dry finish - quite well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2008
(Draught) Pours a transparent chestnut brown body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, peaty, and toasted cereal. Flavor of toasted nuts, maple, brown sugar, caramel, and roasted malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2008
Clear, sparking body with excellent lace, reddish copper in colour. Notes of molasses, cookie dough and toffee are fairly subtle. "It’s toasted," sweet, although something a bit cheesy in the yeast.


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