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RATINGS: 731   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (881) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (5159) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (3958) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2016
Pours cloudy mahogany with low off-white head. Aroma of hazelnut, chocolate, toffee, citrus. Taste is sweet, toffee and chocolate. Light to medium bodied and very smooth with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (9748) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark amber with small beige head. The aroma is molasses, caramel, raisin. Thick body, caramel, light roast, nice sweetness with burnt sugar finish, very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (5334) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Sample at Waldo Hopfest 2016. Comes a dark reddish brown with a nice beige head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is malt, caramel, chocolate, and some fruit. Nice one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9336) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 11, 2016
355ml bottle from Appellation Wines, Dalry Road. Pours clear dark brown with a short-lived thin tan head. Kinda like cola. Aromas of treacle, earthy notes, maybe leather? Taste is similar, treacle, liquorice, earthy. Sweet finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamestulloch (3375) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2016
Bottle from The Beerhive. Hazy ruby body with a thin head that fades almost instantly. No lacing. Aroma of treacle and brown sugar. Flavour of syrup and earth. Thin to medium body with a watery, slighty oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Lacks depth and distinction.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (3982) - NORWAY - MAY 23, 2016
Holy Moose Release at BD57, september 8th 2015. Dark brown body with a thick offwhite head. Aro,a is malty with cocoa, plum and toast, sweet taste with chocolate, hazelnut, wood, light bitterness, mild alcohol in finish together with burned wet wood.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnymusky (874) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Bottle from hyvee...for the 1.79 i paid i am really surprised how solid this beer is....pour is black with thick creamy head...nose has a malt and caramel with a little hops tossed in...mouth is the same with a little chocolate and molasses flavors...really nice brew...(#836)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfontana (665) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Greg & Jane’s Beer and Wine. Aroma is roasted malts/toffee with notes of espresso bean chocolate and coffee. Appearance is deep, dark mahogany (black unless light source behind) with nice sparkle, 1/2 finger-width beige head with poor retention and minimal lacing. Taste is caramel/toffee with hints of chocolate and dark fruit. Palate is medium bodied with creamy, thin texture, soft carbonation until late liveliness, mix of sweet and bitter long finish. Overall, a nice brew consistent with style but leaning toward Porter or Stout.


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