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RATINGS: 739   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
Named for a medieval Scottish sword, Claymore Scotch ale is a tribute to the legendary "Wee Heavy" beers of Scotland. A malty, deep-ruby-hued ale, it features a generous amount of caramel sweetness, a reserved hop profile and a subtle warming character, at 7.7% alcohol by volume. Claymore will be available in six-packs and on draft through mid-April.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monk191 (1777) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2016
A very tasty scotch ale. Pours a beautiful deep red with a white head. Not much smell, a bit of malt, sea salt, caramel and cucumber. Taste has fruitiness and sea salt, caramel right up front, with a nice salty follow-through, and cucumber in the finish. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smaynard6000 (1007) - Apopka, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2016
Bottle. Pours a black color with minimal brown head. Earthy aroma with a bit of smokiness. Somewhat sweet with some smoke character. Medium bodied with slightly smoky finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (2681) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2016
A very dark brown, almost beer beer. A head is medium and beige. Aroma has dark fruityness, earthyness, ryebread and some chocolate. Taste has breadyness, some ryebread, balanced sweetness, richness of malts, hint of chocolate. Not too sweet. Medium+ bodied, very smooth and enjoyable to drink. Warming in the throat. Rich and calm, malty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jflopsu (1263) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Pours a dark black with a light tan head. A faint dark alcohol and malt aroma. A sweet malt taste with some caramel, dark alcohol and some dark fruits. Lingering dark fruit malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23376) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2016
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor with weak hints of dark fruit. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Deep dark color. Malty and sweet aroma. Flavor is of roasted barley, chocolate malt and light hops in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6823) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2016
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark opaque brown pour with a creamy tan head, aroma has sweet caramel and a hint of scotch, taste has some smoke, caramel fudge, bready malts, sweet, red fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (3389) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2016
355ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a small head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and cola. Taste has chocolate to start with a malty cola finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (984) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2016
Bottle at home. Big malts and caramel, subtle nuttiness. Rich scotch flavour. Nice alcohol heat, earthy hops to balance. Medium to full body. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (5393) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Appearance - dark brown to black. It has a black olive sheen. Nose - light nuts and toffee. Taste - stronger hazelnut thing, soft toffee all the way through. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long balanced finish. Overall - a good example of the style, even if nothing too special.

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