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RATINGS: 714   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Dark brown, almost black, not much head. Rich malty smell and a smoky malty taste. Easily fits the style and the alcohol is well hidden for being darn near 8%. good stuff but I really donít need more than one in a sitting. Iím not sure why this is going year-round but it must sell well. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-16-2010 02:19:10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5640) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Dark purplish red - cola-like fizziness - aroma of heather, plumy sweetness, light peat, some alcohol presence, a mild earthy/vegetal/root plant character - a bit sweet - slightly meaty and smoky, with a touch of dry peat through the middle - a bit of floral character through the end, followed by some starchy, taro-ish qualities - alcohol warmth through the finish - not bad, just not as nuanced and complex as the finer examples of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2010 12oz bottled Jan 30, 2010. Pours very, very dark brown with a 1.5 finger beige head. Reduces to a ring with a few small islands, leaves very little lacing. Aroma of dark roasted malts, bordering on burnt, caramel, chocolate. Flavor is dark roasted malts, again almost burnt, light chocolate, some caramel and coffee, some coffee-like bitterness. Not much in the way of hops. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, pretty rich, low carbonation. Could use a touch more carbonation, malts roasted just a tad too much. I put this somewhere between Old Chub (pretty good) and Dirty Bastard (excellent). I do prefer Claymore to the St. Bridgets it replaces.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2010
This one, just from the pour, has the appearance of a stout. The taste and aroma is a little scotchy, but overall itís a little too bland for my liking, but it was worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Nearly opaque reddish-brown. Soft aroma of carmel and raisons. Smooth and smoky with burnt toffee flavors. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigbish (682) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2010
A tasty Scotch ale. Malty aroma, lots of malt and caramel flavors. A nice thick head that sits on top of the beer and just begs you to drink it. Good stuff.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tilldeath (109) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Very sweet upfront, but finished off by good strong bitter finish. Where this beer looses some points are on aroma and mouthfeel. While I prefer oskar blues old chub to this, itís very close. A great Example of the style and one Iíll be brewing soon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - JAN 22, 2010
pours amber red with medium head. aroma is sweet with caramel and toffee malts with just a kiss of hops. drinks smooth and semisweet with more caramel and toffee and just enough hops pushing through to keep the sweetness in check. real decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (6757) - Utah, USA - JAN 7, 2010
12oz bottle
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a small creamy light tan head
Aroma: Toasted malts, toffee, caramel
Taste: Toasted malts, caramel, bittering at the finish
A good drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5693) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle: Poured a deep mahogany color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of sweet malt with a nice touch of toffee. Taste is very well balanced by caramel and toffee malt with just the right amount of sweetness. Body has a creamy texture with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well done though I prefer my scotch ale with more peat malt.

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