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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (1952) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Pours very dark brown with a thick, creamy beige head. Tastes toasted and creamy, with slightly sweet malt, bready and nutty. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like malt, roasted grains, and toast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
corpsuckle (101) - Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2584) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2014
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ajmkendrick (23) - Oak Harbor, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2014
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2013
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
klaing (116) - Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2013
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frahmo (271) - Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brentv (315) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (741) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
12oz bottle pours a dark brown color with a small white head. Aromas of caramel, roasted sweet malt. Mediums bodied, a good scotch ale

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle from BlackHearts&Sparrows. Aromas of caramel and chocolate. Taste is sweet, with light sourness, long length.

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