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RATINGS: 726   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokencorner (4) - Minneapolis, USA - MAR 17, 2010 does not count
Dark color with at thick, yet dissipating head. Aroma is smoky, notes of peet, slight vegetable. Taste is slightly malty, smoky, with notes of peet, bready, some umami-like flavors. Somewhat residual aftertaste. Mostly peet and smoke aftertaste. Fine carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Dark brown pour white almost no head. Nice rich malty scent and taste. A beer both the wife and I like.!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
1010 (309) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Pours a deep black with a thick tan head that quickly disapates. Taste of malt and a hint of scotch. Really balanced taste and more drinkable than most scotch ales. 12 oz bottle

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2010
12-oz bottle. Poured very dark, almost black with a small tan head. Aroma understated. Heavy malt profile with anise, pear, apple pie and dried dates in the nose. Texture thin. Taste is barley-wine-ish and pleasant. A little paper napkin on the finish. Drinkable. An excellent accompaniment to watching curling on the TV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EithCubes (5475) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Bottle for Pi-Day, 100th rating from Colorado. Dark malty nose, faint earth, but more like a rich brew of melanoidins and pseudo-caramelization products. Pours a dark russet with a jiggly, creamy tan/light brown head. Taste is dark and semi-sweet, leaning dry, with caramel, light roast (and occasionally burnt) notes, earthy with possibly imagined smoke in the far back and a rich, forward malt profile. Body is smooth and lightly crisp, alcohol is kept under control. Engaging and very flavorful, keeps a modicum of balance without losing its flair. Six-pack worthy, even; count me among its fans.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2010
12 ounce bottle A dark brown pour tan head taste of smoke, caramel,real sweet, this beer is just pretty good nothing special

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5004) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Aroma is roast, not sweet, and reminded me some of wet dog, especially from the bottle. Very dark, apparently clear, but I cant (for example) see the light of the computer monitor through a tulip glass full of the stuff. Bad label. A lot sweeter and fruitier than it smelled - stewed fruits, not very bitter. A blunt sweetness at first, gets woody towards the end - Shut up, Beavis - and finally ends up with crisper acidity. Tingly herbal/tannic notes for an aftertaste. Not bad. Market Square Liquors, Timberlane.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kuzo (116) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Pours a dark chocolate brown with a reddish hue and tan head. Aroma is sweet malts and dark chocolate. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, and caramel, with a nice chocolate and coffee bitterness on the finish. Not much in the way of hops. Very soft and creamy mouthfeel with a lingering chocolate flavor in the back of your throat. A good brew, but one per sitting is enough for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (4203) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2010
12oz bottle from Market Square. Black/brown pour with a medium khaki head. Roasty dried fruit and sweet malt aroma. Sweet caramel malt and cherry up front in the taste. Evens out fairly quickly with wood and dark fruit. On to a lengthy but subtle dry bitter finish with a slight metallic vibe. Slick medium palate and light but sharp carbonation. Nice drinkable scotch ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2010
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark brown pour with a tan head. Very mild and lightly smoky aroma. Some caramel and malts, but its really subtle. Malty and sweet at the start of the flavor with a lot of smoked malts coming up near the end. Finishes clean with a lightly smoked hint just waiting there for the malts to go away. Pretty nice.

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