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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.


3.5
   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

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frahmo (248) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brentv (308) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (728) - 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

4.6
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
seymour (1391) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Tasted from a 12oz brown bottle into a snifter, thanks gregwilsonstl. It poured a hazy dark copper colour with thin but lasting head of beige bubbles, scattered lacing. Faint aromas of grain, caramelized brown sugar, alcohol, burnt toast, roasted barley. Malty flavours with balanced marmalady hops, some sticky sweetness, faint fruity esters. Medium body and carbonation, boozy, lasting malty aftertaste. Good not great.

4.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrewMstr (77) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Awesome scotch ale; strong, dark, and malty! Slightly sweet and roasted malt with chocolate and caramel finish. Very good!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrixandBrews (24) - West Richland, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Rock solid example of a "Wee Heavy". Toasty, nutty and slightly peaty on the nose. Like a warm sweater coating the palate. Rich, dark and caramel sweetness through the finish. I’d love to pair this beer with an Elk Public House Reuben or a Chile Verde Chicken soup.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (14312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
4th November 2013
Opaque dark brown beer with a small bubbly tan head. Smooth palate with light fine carbonation. Light and sweetish dark malts. Little lactose and tang, Mellow dark fruits underneath. Whisper of something a little spicy. Finishes light and semi dry. Decent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 13, 2013
One of my favorite scotch ales, but its a bit unbalanced, in favor of hops, for a real scotch. Still, I can’t complain.


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