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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARH (612) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2014
On tap, poured into a sampler glass. Notes of roasted coffee, light caramel, light chocolate, and dark cherry come through on the aroma with hints of nuts. It’s mostly a sweet coffee aroma though. It pours a clear, but dark caramel-red-brown color with a light-tan colored medium thick, soft ring. A light trace of wisp is left behind on the surface and a low amount of even, small-bubbled lace is left behind. The taste is a medium high sweet with a touch of bitter. The oily beer has a full malty body and a light, soft prickly carbonation. Caramel and cherry strike the mouth predominantly and it finishes with grass. A coffee aftertaste cleans up quite nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rustbucket0873 (279) - Krikville, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2014
pours a dark brown color with little head. the aroma is malt, caramel, chocolate, and some coffee. the flavor is coffee and chocolate up front with alot of caramel in the rear. with some earthy notes for the finish. The body is nice a heavy but overall extremely smooth. This is a really good beer. especially when aged.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1432) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2014
Pours a medium brown with a tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, chocolate and lightly roasty. Taste is medium to high sweet leading to a malty finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1306) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2014
355mL bottle Bottled on MAY 05 2014 Nice looking beer; deep ruby-highlighted bronze body, firm beige head persists. Moderate intensity aroma; rich burnt toffee, touch of bitter chocolate, roasted nut & earthy hop character. Good density to the body, thick, chewy without being cloying, subdued carbonation contributes to the overall richness. Body delivers plenty of caramelised malt characters with notes of toasted nuts, browned bread, dried fig & sultana, with a reasonably bold hop bitterness providing balance and lingering earthy spicy note. Bit of alcohol warmth, especially as it warms. Very tasty wee heavy, probably on the lower end of the spectrum, bit less of a meal compared the the bigger ones; no objections of course.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (1064) - Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Pours a clear dark amber with a short antique white cap, then ring. Smoky, roasted malt nose. Medium body and astringent. Sweet, smoky flavor with some caramel. Probably should be classified as a stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VulpesVulpes (5) - - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
Dark red color with strong, roasted caramel flavor. Sweet (as others have stated) but I think it makes up for it with smoothness. A good cold weather ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (2205) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Draft at the brewery\brewpub in denver. Very cool spot . Dark deep brown color almost black. Malty booze flavor comes up as it warms up. Decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (4209) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
12oz bottle on 16th July 2014 while on holiday in California. No head on my malty brew which I found a bit too sweet for it’s own good. The caramel flavourings need to be toned down a little in my eyes. I enjoyed it because I like malty/sweet beers but this did not sit right with me. A pity really because I usually really lap Scotch Ales up.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AlmostBeerHero (13) - Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with lasting tan head. Roasty caramel and a hint of chocolate. Super residual sweetness with lots of caramel and subtle bread. good stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rangi (611) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 30, 2014
Black poor with slight off white head. Aroma of toffee, malt, sweetness. Taste is soft and at the end slight dry touch. Malty and toffee flavours coming through and dominate. Nice sweetness very smooth. Great slow sipper.

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