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RATINGS: 663   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2009 Bottle. Dark red color with an thick beige head that sticks around. Moderate aroma of sweet malts. Flavor is a nice mix of caramel and malts. Actually finishes with a slightly dry hoppy bitterness. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Pours a dark brown with no head; dark stuff for a scotch ale. Taste is molasses, coffee, cola, caramel, and a hint roastiness. Full-bodied and smooth with low carbonation. This one is rich and sweet, not dominated by peat and caramel the way most scotch ales are. Drinkable and enjoyable. Definitely worth another try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3041) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Pours dark cola brown with tan head that dissipates quickly. Toasted malt, caramel and nutty aroma. Big malty and nutty flavors with some mild hops. Some wood and yeast flavors also. Medium body with mild carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Pours muddy brown w/ a solid lasting head reducing slowly to a misty curtain. Strong aromatics at play hear exposing roasted malt and pecan meat. Medium full nectar, soft and creamy. Moderately sweet yet balanced. Good roast w/ meaty malts and a case of molases. Theres a faint acidic bittering on the back to balance. Rich and warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4025) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2009
This was much better than I expected. Pours very dark brown with a reddish hue through when held to the light. It had a rocky sudsy tan tan. The aroma has very toasted malt, spice, coffee like bitterness and thick breadiness. It is very hearty, but dry for the style. Medium / thick body that’s smooth and silky with lots of semi-soft carbonation. The taste has the aroma traits along with dark caramel and toffee. It is very rich, thick and full flavored. While it is rich the sweetness is much less than most scotch ales. The finish is doughy with caramel and toffee as the heaviest traits. Very nicely done.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chef Chad (104) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 4, 2009
I am not getting much on the nose.... let me swirl it .... some malt... some plum.... not much that I can noticed... Pours amber brown with a small white head.. Beautiful carbonation that is a dream to have.. Intensely smooth and crisp finish... Flavor is spot on malty for this scocth ale drinker and lover.. Great plum notes.. not too sweet and balanced..It finish a tad sour but it really makes tis brew stand out on taste. aroma and appearance are not enough for me to rank a beer bad... It really is all about taste and if you would drink it again... the answer to that question is.. YES

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Smoky malt aromas with dark cola colors and a fizzy grayish tan head. Flavors are wood, smoke, dark malt, sweet caramel and sweet roasted qualities, some peat and earth. Pretty good duration on a medium palate. Tastes like camping on a cool fall or spring day. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2009
bottled march 3, 2009. pours very dark mahogany brown.... almost in porter territory. it is clear and is topped by a soft almond colored head and lots of drippy trails. aromas of toasted nuts, brown sugar (a little bit caramelized), roasty grain, a dry earthy stink and some soft sweet smelling smoke. the palate is not sweet... though it is really malty. flavors of brown sugar, chocolate covered roasted nut clusters like my mother in law makes, earth, a faint sourness and a dry spicy finish. the alcohol burns a bit (unusual?) and there is a note which is almost savory...maybe musky. it is medium bodied with a richness in the mouth feel. however, the prickly carbonation and alcohol spice keep it really enjoyable. 7/3/7/3/15/3.5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobaidan (512) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Pouirs cloudy dark brown with a smallish head. Aroma is dark roast with some dried fruit. Mouth feel is medium in body and light on the carbonation. Flavor is sweet, but complex with raisin, some cherry and alcohol. Hops are barely present, which is appropriate for the style. All around a good scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thefrutigers (104) - , Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Bottle: Well it poured Dark brown with a medium head that did not last. Sweet malty smells with hints of molasses and brown sugar. Sweet malty carmely flavor. I would say medium mouth feel for me. I have no complaints about this one. Easy to drink. This would go great with a spicy dish.

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