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RATINGS: 739   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2010
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a fair amount of head. Nice strong sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Draft at Coles, Buffalo, NY> deep dark pour, aromas of roasted malts, little peat, malty richness. Taste seems more porter like. Roasted & caramel malts, nice dose of bitterness. woody aspects in the finish. Decent

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rainnskittles (4) - Alabama, USA - MAY 19, 2010 does not count
Having hiked my way across Scotland and spent my evenings in their pubs, I can attest to their local beers. This beer hit the mark and exceeded all of my expectations

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Brownish-red in color with a caramel color head which dissipates quickly but gathers around the edges and leaves good lacing. Aroma is mostly smokey with a touch of caramel. The palate is medium bodied, smooth, rich, with a slight touch of alcohol warmth. The taste is lightly sweet with caramel malt with a smokey/peat finish. Overall I find this scotch ale pretty straight forward with not a lot of nuance. The smokey aroma is a little overpowering and cloying after a while. The caramel malt in the flavor is pretty satisfying, though. Very worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (1251) - USA - MAY 16, 2010
Deep black color with a nice off white head. Aroma is slightly sweet, but a bit smoky. Flavor is roasted malt with a bit of alcohol sweetness underneath. Some smoky, peat flavors present as well, along with a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1747) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Pours a dark nearly opaque brown with a light brown malted milk-like head. Head diminishes fairly quickly, but stays. Aroma of chocolate and peat. Smooth going down. Caramely roasted malt flavor, only slightly sweet, earthy, hints of dark chocolate. Well balanced, tasty and unassuming. Goes down easy for a dark robust ale. No indication of 7.7% ABV and very little hop bitterness. Very true to the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (12007) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 15, 2010
courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear brown colour with no head retention; fairly toasted biscuity aroma with a sourish touch; full-bodied and with some sweetness; a gentle bitterness, long malty and cookie-like finish; pretty dry and salty - a nice beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Embrouille (2843) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 13, 2010
Bottled 355ml. Courtesy of Laurent Mousson. Burnt caramel in the nose which is rouish, faintly reminiscent of gose (!). Different, with plenty of character and very nice. Raisins, cookie dough, caramel and asparagus showing up in the taste. Very drinkable. Mindblowingly enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Pours red brown with quickly dissipating tan head. Biscuit, alcohol, chocolate and nutty malts in the nose. Creamy mouthfeel. Nutty malt, caramel, yeast in taste that finishes with a slight alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrMugs (30) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2010
This was my 1st Claymore and I like it a lot. The caramel maltiness and the slight warming from the alcohol was just right.

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