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RATINGS: 686   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (22531) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2009
Bottled@Oliver Twist, Stockholm (thanks to the guys from Ölfrämjandet who shared some beers with me). Ambery brown colour, small off-white head. Aroma is leather, toffee, caramel malts, plum and wood along with some fruityness as well. Flavour is quite much the same with the leathery notes being rather dominating. Yet very easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4677) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2009
12 oz bottle. Poured a super deep ruby red, almost brown, with an average size slightly fizzy beige head. Aroma ha lots of earthy malts, burnt toffee, peat and alcohol. The body is slightly thin with fizzy carbonation. Flavor is earth, chocolate, prune, plum, peat and stale toffee. Not bad at close to $11 a 6er this one is on the expensive side.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Bottle. Man aroma is like heated chocolate topping on icecream. Also some sweetener on the nose. Mahagany red body with beige head. Dry coco, roasted nuts sweet malts give is med/rich body texture. Smooth on the palate. Good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kevin (2154) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 15, 2009
nice clear brown body with a nice lasting head. smells of caramel and wet wood. taste is enjoyable light roast/smoke, sugary caramel sticky and thick on the tongue. enjoyable. 4 6 7 3 14

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12111) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 13, 2009
12oz bottle. Small beige head atop clear cola dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, scotch, caramel, light raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some raisin/plum, smoke. Watery medium body, some stickiness, low carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Pours a deep amber brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is roast, coffee, slightly ashy, toffee, and brown sugar. Flavor is roast, caramel, chocolate, roast, toffee, crystal malt, some brown sugar, bitter earthy hops, and a touch of alcohol burn.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6572) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2009
Bottle [12oz] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o tupalev. Pours a very deep orange-ruby with a small diminishing frothy tan head. Sweet, malty aroma along with some light smoke, brown and some coffee. Flavour’s good, not great, with toasted caramel malt, brown sugar and a hint of smoke. Bitter finish. Syrupy mouthfeel, average bodied. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5107) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Dark brown color with a umber color on the edges. Small lid of dark beige bubbles. Big malt and wet raw grain aromas. Dark caramel and fruit in the background. Sweet toasted malt flavors. Sweetness flows throughout the quaff and distracts. Linger is long and again after the sweetness wears off, some nice toasted malt.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UltraViolence (23) - USA - AUG 29, 2009
Just fine, but a little watered and the malt explosion just isn’t there. Cannot hold a candle to Oskar Blues’ Old Chub as far as a Scotch Ale is concerned. Needs some gentle tweaking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2009
12 oz bottle courtesy of Siciliano’s (Grand Rapids, MI). A beer I’ve been looking forward to for awhile. Pours a very dark brown with a bit of a dark red hue, moderate tannish head that leans a little towards brown, laces some, stays at a decent layer, near opaque pour aside from the edges. Aromas are a good dose of caramel, vanilla, and toffee that moves to a peaty sweetness, slight smokiness, a touch of chocolate. Very nice with very little bitterness. Initial is A bit of a malty sweetness, a touch bitter but largely sweeter, caramel and vanilla with some lesser chocolate, toffee and peaty malts with just faint smokiness, not really into the equation as much as a couple other. Some light coffee grounds, faint dark fruit pairs with the smoke further in. A fairly complex Scotch Ale, with a decent body (A bit light, perhaps) and a fairly potent warming booziness. Not bad at all. Cheers.


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