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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalekliz (854) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Bottle, thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing! Pours a deep reddish-brown with an off-white ring. Rich aroma, of wood, malt, and sugar. Taste of wood, malt, grass, and chocolate-caramel. Lingering sharpness. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9355) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown with an average, fizzy, light brown head, somewhat diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, cookie, nutty), light hop (dry grass), average yeast (earth, broth) with notes of figs, brown sugar, and wood. Full bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and an astringent finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle Ours a deep brown with a tan head. The head is creamy and lasting. The head is producing nice lacing. Aroma is of caramel, malts, and nuts. Has a light carbonation. The flavor is on the lines of a light stout. Has good blending. Hints of a slight metalic taste. Has a medium body. A solid finish with a good aftertaste. This is a pretty good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Thanks to Markwise for this one! Transparent brown pour with a thin tan head and minimal lace. Aroma is all peat. Caramel malts, roast, nuts and a slightly metallic finish

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 9, 2009
12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a clear brown color with a one and a 1/4 finger thick light tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma is dark malt and dark esters and stewed veggies. Flavor is chocolate, caramel, and biscuit malt and esters. Medium body. I was expecting some smoked peat, but could detect any. Overall, a nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2009
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of peat, caramel, earth, and raisins. Flavor of caramel malt, peat, roasted malt, and nuts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (2905) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2009
6 pack at Total Beverage in Westminster. Very deep dark brown, small foamy head. Dry dark malt, some chocolate, maybe some alcohol in aroma. Taste: smooth dark malt, sweet, roasty almost, but opened up in finish with some hops, more sweetness and alcohol. Interesting how it changes from first sip to finish. Terrific Scotch ale, add some smoke and it may be perfect.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2009
bottle thanks to blutt59. poured dark brown with a beige head. aroma of grains, dark roasts, and dark fruits. flavor was dark fruits, alcohol, and some bitterness. light body. not bad overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2009
The pour yields a really deep and dark mahogany brown body with glints of chestnut colored translucency at the outer reaches. A small, frothy, beige head settles in to a thin film with a pronounced, bubbly edge, while scattered micro-spots dot the glass. The nose shows pronounced dry cocoa malts and deeply roasted grains, with a decent scorched caramel and dark toffee component. Mild, earthen hops contribute hints of bitterness to the underlying sweet and toasty malts. Flavors show the same, with cocoa and scorched caramel leading the way. Roasted grain and traces of dark fruit come through, with lightly peppery hops kicking in on the finish. The flavor profile begs for some smoked peat, but it never really materializes, settling more on the earthy side of things. Medium bodied, the palate starts out creamy but quickly intensifies to a lively, fizzy finish. Good brew overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2009
Bottle courtesy of markwise. Pours a hazy dark brown with reddish highlights and thin tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of earthiness, caramel, some hints of brown sugar, molasses, chocolate, and nuts. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of chocolate, brown sugar, molasses, caramel, hazelnut, some hints of peat, smoke. Generally medium body with a pleasing malty finish.


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