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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 17/20
jsnicholas (299) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle (12oz) Drank about 2 months after bottled date. Very little head. Quite dark with reddish tinge. Light to medium carbonation. Very malty and a little sweet (Carmel?). Overall very enjoyable. Will get again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (738) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Pours a mahogany in color with thin beige head. The aroma contains earthy malts and caramel on top, which are than complimented by raisin, smoke, and very faint chocolate. The taste is very malty. Lots of earthiness in here, with toffee, peat, and chocolate coming out much more. The aftertaste is strong but short, with those earthy malts and some chocolate. Medium in body, while being thicker in texture, with a more flat amount of carbonation. This one is alright. It isn’t my favorite style, so others may like this more than I do.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thrashers2x (46) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Not a huge fan of the Scotch ales but I definitely enjoyed this offering quite a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillWyce (781) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Poured clear ruby red with a small, thin bone-colored head. Peaty malt aroma with a touch of yeast. Medium body, a bit watery, with a light astringency in the finish. Flavor of caramel malt with an earthy peat note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Swamp_Thing (38) - Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Good value beer for the price of $10 a six. All about the malt or course, and how it is complimented by the roasted nut and caramel with dark fruits. The sweetness is well tamed and the finish is on the dry side - a nice accomplishment for what is a bargain in this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Caytinator (994) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Pint on tap at brewery. Dark mahogany pour, medium adhesion, regular head, heavy syrupy aroma, sweet. Taste errs towards cloying, hardly any hop bitterness, it all comes from the strong alcohol finish. Appropriately heavy mouthfeel. Well-done but not the best EVER, though I’m admittedly partial to the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1603) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAY 15, 2014
Cervesa amb bona aprença i gust, molt acaramelada. Cerveza con buena apariencia y sabor, muy acaramelada.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickel (457) - - MAY 11, 2014
Beautiful ruby color with medium head. Hoppy aroma with notes of caramel. Sweet caramel and malt taste. Bitter aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4841) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2014
This one poured a medium brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of caramel, light peat, dark fruits, and toffee. Falvor was smokey, caramel sweetness and figs. Pretty tasty scottish ale.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
maneliquor (3361) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2014
Hmmmmmm. Vegemite. That’s it. Fuckin vegemite. I hate vegemite with a passion. You could say I’m not Aussie because of that and I would say ’fuck off mate.’ Gross

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