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RATINGS: 735   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 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 (1016) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (4003) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 26, 2010
Pour is an almost black with a small tan head. Aroma is nice. It smells dirty but in a good way. Lots of earthy malts with a bit of smokyness. Flavor is more of the same maybe a less on the smokyness but the earthy malts are still there. Leaves a little anise on the tounge after the swallow. This was very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gpekar (494) - Florida, USA - APR 24, 2010
Poured a clear very dark brown, much like a cola, with nice red highlights. There was about a 1" foamy beige head that reduced to just a film rather quickly. You could hear the bubbles in the head popping as the head reduced. The aroma was very mild with hints of roated malts and a smokyness, There was some smokeyness in the flavor as well, with a roasted flavor that bult to a nice bitterness along the lines of an espresso. Towards the finish the bitterness subsided and the beer became slightly dry and mellowed to a smoother finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kptron (18) - Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2010
12oz bottle. Mild malty aroma. Pours darker brown, not much head. Tastes caramel-y sweet, a slow sipper. Could benefit from more carbonation. A good beer to start the evening with, or perhaps for desert.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Edmoe (241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2010
Almost black with nice off-white head. Aroma is roasted malt and caramel with not too much smokiness. Full bodied with a nice balance between smoke and roasted flavor. Very malty. A tad buttery but not too distracting. One of my favorite scotch ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IndianaRed (3790) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 19, 2010
Bottle pours a deep dark redish brown. Murky and peaty. Hardly any head and just a ring of light tan lacing. Lovely aroma of dark malts and pitted fruit and a bit of sweet cinnamon spice. and ginger bread. A little grape jelly too. Flavor is all that and a little more roast than I expected. Almost porterish but w/o the astringent bite. Sweet and malty. A slight earthy. Some tanned leather as well and a hint of coffee. Not heavy, but soft and smooth. Lightly carbonated. it’s been a while since I has a Scotch Ale but this i think is one of my favorites.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (5650) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2010
Toast and bark nose. Garnet brown, clear, medium yellow head. Dark roasted lightly sweet malt, subtle hints of chocolate and sloe, chocolate and bark.

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