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RATINGS: 641   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierMeHoos (63) - Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2014 Dark brown with an amber tint. Caramel, toffee aroma with a smoky finish. Very dry malt, little sweetness. Very smooth malty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iceman15658 (125) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2014
12oz Bottle to pint glass. The brew pours a deep brown color. The smell is faint but hints of roasty malt are there. Taste is a mild caramel and bit of alcohol. Not bad

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 25, 2014
Very nice was. Dark and thick. Somewhat strong and enjoyable in all aspect. Not veyr aromatic.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (1443) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Justen! Deep brown, highly opaque center with lighter edges; off-white, slightly beige head settles quick to a thin, swampy layer atop the beer. Aroma is muted, notes of polished mahogany, sweet & toasted malt, roasted cocoa powder undertones, & a touch of faint smoke. Taste has a mostly toasted malt backbone with big notes of wood, nuts, & a little musk with some mid-palate caramel, toffee, & faint buttery sweetness. Hops makes a larger appearance; weedy, earthy, musky, & a little ashy. Finish contains some timid charcoal & moderate smoke, edging towards peat-like. Warmth brings out some prunes, raisins, & apple skins. Overall, a nice combo of yeast, smoke, spice, malt, & hops when all is said & done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1384) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 15, 2014
On tap. Served an opaque dark brown color with a nice head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with bit of dark fruit and toffee. Taste of roasted malt, trace of dark fruit and malt sweetness. Subtle bitterness and a clean, dry finish. Fairly full body, smooth and silky feel. No trace of the 7.7% ABV. Very enjoyable beer that was spot on.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
geologyguy (634) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Smells good...can smell a stronger alcohol, and taste too...heavier malty character with a very slight bitterness...gets sweeter as you drink!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlovell2 (659) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Dark brown with an amber tint with a tan head. Caramel, toffee aroma with an earthy peaty smoky finish. Really dry malt start. Toffee flavors but without the sweetness. Finish is a faint smokiness. Very smooth malty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a dark chestnut color. The head is a one finger cream shade. Itís retention is rather poor, sadly, but it does try to leave behind a little lacing. S: To the surprise of absolutely no one, this is loaded with tons of sweet caramel. Thatís what the style dictates, natch - what catches me off guard is the pleasant chocolaty smell I pick up. Itís also rather smoky, too, almost to rauchbier levels. This aroma is really intriguing. T: It hits hard with caramel right from the start. And that dark chocolate note from the nose? Itís here, if a little buried within the other notes. But I donít care. Smoky malts finish it off, with an occasional kiss of herbal hop bitterness coming through. The key here is thatís itís not oppressively sweet - just kind of sweet. Itís still a wee heavy though, so that means the caramel sweetness shouts at you while the other subtle notes sort of dance around behind it. M: This has good body, but could be a little creamier. Thereís a slight dry touch on the finish which goes a long way to giving it good drinkability. The carbonation is perhaps a bit sharp, but itís not overdone by any stretch. O: Iíve come to the realization I enjoy this style. A lot. And this satiates my enjoyment of said style quite well. Really good dessert beer, this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valgreen (634) - DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle @ Maxi. Clear dark brown, very small off white head, almost no lacing . Aroma, malty, roasted notes , caramel , nuts, coffee, some alcohol. Taste, malty, roasted notes, caramel, dark chocolate, alcohol, molasses.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkie (457) - New York, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Pours a dark dark brown with a thin head of loose tan foam that fell fast to a thin ring. Left dots of soapy wet lace but not much lace really. There is a ruby hue if you look deeply into the beer but itís almost completely opaque. Nose is caramel, bread & toffee. Some dark fruits like fig and date and a light bit of raisin. It has a nice bit of earthy peat on the nose as well with a hint of smoke. Taste follows the nose. The caramel is rich and smooth and creamy, the toffee over that. The fruits are woven into the middle of the beer and thereís some earthy peat to contrast the sweetness. There is just a hint of smoke in the finish. The grains are firm and and the mouthfeel is creamy, smooth and a bit slick. A grain bitterness thatís light on the palate offers some dryness as this finishes.

Solid Wee Heavy from Great Divide.


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