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RATINGS: 722   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
craftbeersweden (544) - SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2016
Clear, dark mahogny colored beer with a thin, beige, head. No lacing on the glass.

Nose: This smell! Well, it’s not a nice one... Like an old worn shoe. Nuts, coffee grain, leather, milk and roasted malt. I’m getting more and better nose as the beer warms up. Maybe I shold have this beer warmer?
Taste: Roasted malt, Caramel, dark syrup, vanilla, brown sugar and molasses. I must say I liked the taste a lot more than the nose!
Mouthfeel: Medium body. Light, fizzy, carbonation. Sweet ending.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (6116) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2016
Fra fat på Nydalen Bryggeri og Spiseri i hyggelig selskap av Halvor. Svart. Lavt, lett farget skum. Lett whiskyaroma. Smaken det samme. Blir bare en whisky-light hele veien. Svakt syrlig etter hvert med en tørr avslutning

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1550) - - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, malts, and some scotch.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coachd (519) - Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Malty peaty scent with an unflattering sour quality to it. Very nice looking reddish brown color with a small cream colored cap of foam. The taste is malty as well with tons of caramel and a balancing hop bite at the end. Slight booze in the aftertaste. So-so palate, overall solid not spectacular.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBrain (137) - Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Pours dark brown with reddish tinge. Minimal head. Aroma is caramel, alcohol, faint smoke. Flavor is sweet burnt sugar, smoke, decent finish mixed with mild bitterness. Solid body.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (835) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle from K&L in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is cheesy/funky caramel, butterscotch, raisins, prunes. Taste is creamy caramel, dark fruits and nice hoppiness on the backend. Very delicious.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nonshaugen (376) - Fetsund, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2016
50 cl on tap. Dark, nice creamy head, nice aroma. Mouthfeel is smooth, a bit fizzy carbonation. Flavour is pleasant, some roastiness, pepper(?) and dark fruits.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZacM612 (507) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Very dark burgundy with a thin head. Dark fruit aroma. Mild hops. Smooth, mellow, and warming.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (2982) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours black with moderate head. Aromas of sweet dark malts. Flavors of dark sugar, raisins, and sweet roasted malts. Right on style, Enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swesson (353) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2015
From a bottle. I guess I'm not a fan. I think there are much better examples of the style so that's why the poor rating for one of my favorite breweries. Pours out a dark red and makes a very foamy but fizzy head. Reminds me of Coca Cola but not in a good way. Smells like fish oil. Tastes like fish oil. Hope it's good for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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