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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2010
Great Divide Brewing Company--Claymore Scotch Ale--Hardy--Wee Heavy--Noble--2009 12 oz. Bottle. (7.70% ABV--20 IBU’s.? (3.5 / 5.0) No sediment. Thin lace light tan head. Clear dark bronze black color. Roasted mild hop rich malty mild peat front. Rich mild sweet creamy roasted malty dark fruit burnt Scottish malt body. Dry light hop lingering Scottish bourbon peat hot end. Sampled 4/9/2010. 6-Pack $10.99.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - APR 8, 2010
Aroma and flavor are very malty....toffee, caramel, dark bread to name a few. Hops are very subdued in this one, although Scotch ales are not known for hops. Alcohol is warming and not overpowering. Overall pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2010
Bottled Feb 22 2010. Dark brown, mahogany highlights, 1 finger beige head. Aroma is rather roasty, hints of smoke, caramel toffee, but roast dominates. Flavor much the same, roasted grain, light sweetness in the finish. Rather thin, falls apart a little on the palate. Well attenuated, clean for a bigger beer. Other than the body this is a pretty solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rags2rags (149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2010
Bottle from Whole Foods, poured into shaker (I’m not going to buy a thistle glass for a style I’m not going to drink that much). Pours a ruddy brown color with a finger of off-white head. Caramelly and grainy aroma, flavor is the same. Medium bodied. Nothing great, but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 3, 2010
Draft. Deep brown with some ruby hints. Small off-white head. Mild aroma of malt. Flavor much more complicated: very nutty, lots of chocolate, particularly in the finish, deep malty character, a little bit of smoke.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Bottle... Poured ruby, with a thin, khaki head. Malty, toasted nose. Rich malts, caramel, sweet candy tones. Mild hop earthiness too. Quite refreshing with sweet tones and big, malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2872) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Dark brown pour ruby hue ... off white head with some lacing ... aroma of sweet caramel malt .... taste of sweet caramel and a smokey/woody taste with a dry little earthy/smoke finish .... a solid scottish ale very drinkable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Deep dark black/red beer with very thin head. Nice coffee and caramel/chocolate nose that carries over to a similar coffee and burnt sugar flavor on a thick grain body and slight ethanol flavor. Leaves only a slight lingering flavor which is surprising given the mouth feel. Very good!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (6533) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Draft @ Hulmeville. Dark pour not too much head. Notes include but are not limited to smoked, caramel malts, dark fruit esters and woody notes, slight alcohol warming as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kassner (1535) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Bottle, poured a dark clear port color, faint malt aroma and a nice creamy head with little lacing. Plenty but not too much malt, very little hops still it finishes clean. What I liked especially was the full mouth and creamy taste like you would get in a milk stout.

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