corpsuckle (101) - Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a pretty good scotch. Like most high availability craft brews it lacks distinctive a distinctive palate. It seems a bit toned down for more universal appeal.
Beerdedone (2494) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a short tan head. Aroma of caramel, earth, chocolate and a wiff of smoke. Flavor was lightly sweet with toffee, caramel, dried fruit, chocolate, and had some nuttiness with a semi dry finish.
ajmkendrick (23) - Oak Harbor, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Claymore Scotch Ale is a dark brown, almost black, beer with a lean tan head. It is aptly called a "Wee Heavy" because it verges on full bodied but it tapers off before it gets there. It has a mild malty and floral hops aroma. It has a creamy mouth feel and tastes of toasted grain and caramel coffee. It seems mildly hopped, but the hops could be heavier and just be masked by its malty sweetness.
This is my first 5 star beer. The sweet and bitter is well balanced, the mouth feel is great, and it is heavy without being too filling. I love it! This is a must try beer!
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours deeper amber/brown with a small caramel colored head. Aromas of candied fruit, plum, sugar, light booze, and some smoke. The flavor is much of the same but sticky and full. What a easy drinking beer for the abv count! Awesome brew
klaing (116) - Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with minimal head and no lacing. Has that distinctive Scottish malting, caramel and roasted grains but the body is lighter, carbonation higher and a little hoppier than most. A nice variation.
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Frahmo (227) - Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby color with a tan head. Highly carbonated with a roasted malts/smokey flavor. Well done for the style, but not my preferred style of beer.
Brentv (238) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the bottle a dark ruby brown with very slight beige head and no lacing. Slight caramel malty aroma. Taste is sweet and malty. No noticeable hops. Almost flat with little carbonation. Flavor is good and definitely worth trying again, but this was not as good as I hoped.
jw0406 (681) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours a dark brown color with a small white head. Aromas of caramel, roasted sweet malt. Mediums bodied, a good scotch ale
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from BlackHearts&Sparrows. Aromas of caramel and chocolate. Taste is sweet, with light sourness, long length.
seymour (1323) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from a 12oz brown bottle into a snifter, thanks gregwilsonstl. It poured a hazy dark copper colour with thin but lasting head of beige bubbles, scattered lacing. Faint aromas of grain, caramelized brown sugar, alcohol, burnt toast, roasted barley. Malty flavours with balanced marmalady hops, some sticky sweetness, faint fruity esters. Medium body and carbonation, boozy, lasting malty aftertaste. Good not great.