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Great Dane Stone of Scone Scotch Ale
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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   ABV: -
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Sweet smoked fruitwood nose, malty and tangy, rather light for a scotch ale, but exceptionally drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - DEC 2, 2003
I thought this beer was pretty weak, although drinking it in at the Great Dane made it better. Light flavor for a scotch ale. Went down well. Overall, it was OK.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2003
This beer had a purple color and very little head. Both smelled and tasted like grape soda, only smokier. Aftertaste was acidic and bitter. Some of the people I was with remarked on how much they enjoy this beer, but I thought it was awful.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 25, 2003
really good. roasted, caramel, nutty, sweet. light flavor, but in the good sense that it's not over-the-top.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2004 A big session beer? Brown color, grainy aromas. Roasty, nutty, caramel sweetness. Lots of flavors masks what seems to be a fairly high abv.

3.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2371) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2003
Ordered the IPA but they had unfortunately run out. 2nd straight visit that this happened. Not being from Madison, this was of course a disappointment. I then ordered the ESB, but what I got was warm, flat and sour. I was told that it was a cask beer and that most people don't like it. I have a hard time believing it was supposed to be that way. Anyway, I do have positive things to say about Great Dane. Great place and definitely above average beer. Stone of Scone started off poorly with a stale, not pleasant aroma. Red body with head almost fully diminished. Flavor is rich with a relatively high alcohol presence. Despite the aesthetic shortcomings, a very solid and tasty brew.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (12818) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Red brown body. Aroma is light -- cereal and malty. Taste is light caramel, slightly smoky, medium sweet. Light body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjmurphy2 (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2002
Their best beer. NIce rich and nutty - I really enjoyed this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4767) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2002
It seems to be less harsh and nutty than other Scottish Ales I’ve had. A nice surprise.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5318) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2002
Chestnut color with minimal head. Cherry and pepper aroma. Pepper and slight sour apple flavor with a touch of peat. Lacks some depth.


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