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RATINGS: 731   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosskyle (513) - - OCT 31, 2015
12oz bottle. Black color with an off white head. Sweet malt caramel coffee aroma. Medium heavy body. Malt smoke flavor. Good beer but is missing the scotch portion. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beer_rookie (381) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Pours a dark brown or black color. Head just barely forms well after the pour. Head was beige. Some lacing left as you drink. Looks like a stout.

Aroma is pretty dark roasted malt. Dates, figs, maybe plum. A little coffee and caramel. No alcohol aroma.

Taste follows the nose. Itís very smooth. Thereís a lot of malt, and as lot of sweetness. It is a little watery, but the taste is delicious.

Mouthfeel is smooth and super drinkable. Medium mouthfeel. Itís pretty carbonated.

Overall, this is super good. Totally worth trying. It is delicious.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
reberiii (498) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Doesnít seem to have a lot going for it. Not super malty, not super smokey, not too sweet or bitter... I mean you could say it is super balanced and easy to drink for 7.7%. Does get a nice tartness as it warms and you can get a touch of malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
robgibbens (431) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Nice deep color with ruby around the edges. Foam is quick to fade but leaves a nice residue. Not too strong peat and malt aroma. The taste is again peat and malt but but overpowering. Could be a bit more "peaty" for my tastes. Finished clean and smooth. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5179) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2015
On tap at Cafe Fiasco. Dark brown with creamy beige head. Caramel all the way, malty. Solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dorkenstein (412) - - JUL 8, 2015
Smoke aroma with plum and raisins and dark chocolate. Taste is burnt caramel, char, plum/raisin, dark chocolate initially. In the middle of the mouth to the finish scotch flavor ramps up. A nice warming sensation travels from the chest up to the back of your tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (835) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Date: June 21, 2015...Occasion: Fatherís Day at The Draught House...Vessel: Dogfish Head oversized pint...Appearance: dark mahogany body, dense and imposing as a claymore might be in battle! Head retention seems absent, but the beer was poured by another on draft, so tough to comment on this...Aroma: subtle berry, darkened nuts, and then a malty roundhouse to the nose... Palate: Forceful, round and balanced, with a strong, lasting finish...Taste: plays like a porter, with soda and treacle pairing with a burning malt to produce a clean yet textured experience; nutty and dry at the finish...Overall: enough hops to build at the teeth, smooth and powerful for a 7.7% ABV...a very drinkable Scottish ale, with enough malt to spare...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (4223) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle in Baltimore. Clear dark brown pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is full of caramel, ripe fruits, some bready yeast, nuts and a hint of spices. Flavor is quite sweet, somewhat bitter, smooth and with a huge body. Decent brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shanoknowsfood (91) - Hawaii, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle@The Butcherís Block, Sarasota, FL. My very first Scotch Ale and all i can say is, WOW! That was a great brew. Smooth, sweet, and delicious. Hard to describe the flavor but it seems thereís very little to no hops. Leaves a nice after-taste on the palate. Not as complex as a Doppelbock or Porter, but still a nice brew overall. So easily drinkable. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (1632) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Brown with tan hilites and little head; aroma is malty roasty; Flava is sweet malty roasty hints of berry and caramel; feels medium and slightly fizzy; finishes malty and roasty

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