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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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - MAY 5, 2010
not quite as good as i was hoping for, this is a great brewer and was really excited to try this one. just not as full bodied as i was expecting. some nice roasted malts, but was a little too carbonated, tasted almost macro-ish to be honest. too bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 5, 2010
In the bottle from Beertopia. Pours very dark sepia black with a thin white head. Not very carbonated, but quite thick in body. A very sweet beer with lots of chewy caramel and treacle flavors. Full mouth feel without any lingering hop tongue flavors. Very pleasant and will buy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1433) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Bottle. Pours a very dark, nearly opaque brown with a tan head. Smell is roasty, nutty, chocolaty. Really just a half-step away from being a thin porter. Taste leaves a bit to be desired - all the flavor is up front and fades into really nothing much. A little thin on the mouthfeel too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5260) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 2, 2010
12oz bottle in a thistle. Pours dark brown with a greyish tan head. Aroma of roasty malts. Not as full bodied as I would like, and a slightly abrupt finish. However, the flavor of smoky coffee is very nice. A good Scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brikelly (39) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 2, 2010
12fl oz bottle into a Duvel snifter. Pours an enchantingly dark amber with a decent pillowy head. Aroma has some soy and licorice but hidden pretty deeply. Taste is enticing, offering waves of malt and hops with the alcohol very well hidden. Very pleasant beer, will likely try again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBeerFanatic (1005) - Friona, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2010
Dark brown good retention in the head. Malty aromas of caramel, piney hop undertones, with a touch of vanilla. Flavors of sweet caramel, earthy hops, toffee, with hints of raisin. Sweet, balanced, lightly bitter. A pretty good scotch ale, tho I don’t prefer this style much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2010
[Bottle] Pours dark brown with a hint of red. Tan colored head. Roasted aroma of peat, smoke, burnt caramel and dark brown sugar. Light scotch notes are more noticeable in the taste. Otherwise earthy and smoky. Some coffee and bitter grains in the finish. Low carbonation level, but otherwise very nicely balanced. The alcohol is not noticeable at all. Very tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - APR 26, 2010
Black with ruby edges, thick creamy tan head. Aroma of roasty toasty burnt malt and fruit. Taste is burnt with a creaminess to it as well. Medium body.

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