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RATINGS: 686   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4611) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2009
Dark brown color with a medium head. Light smoke aroma and a bit buttery. Rich and slick malt flavor. Quite thick. Light smoke and butter. Almost an ash flavor as well.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2009
Pours near black, or at least extremely dark ruby. Contrasting off white head is classy. Nose is delightful with peatsmoke, a suggestion of bacon, and smoked malts. Palate offers a masculine roasty malt flavor with some of the peat from the nose mixing in, and a robust toffee/caramel middle that leads to a toffee-like finish. Medium bodied and dangerously drinkable for the alcohol. Exceptional beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBunn (2573) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2009
Bottle. Pours a medium brown with two fingers of sudsy tan head. Aromas are leathery with a little bit of wet rotting wood and molasses. Flavor is obnoxiously sweet... brown, caramelized sugar with leather, cardboard and light peat. Kinda expected more from this...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6237) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2009
bottle, dark brown color with caramel coffee aroma, flavor of wet grass , caramel, peat, smoke, a little thin for me

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2009
bottle thanks to blutt59. deep brown pour with a thin cream head. peat, malts, fruit and light smoke. very nice on the palate with a heavy peat flavor and a light smokey malt finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle. Pours a deep, dark brown with red hues and tan head. Aroma of some toasted grain, burnt sugar, spicy hops. Flavor has burnt caramel, hop spice, alcohol. Mouth feel is med-heavy body with medium carbonation. Overall, pretty good stuff, warming.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Pours with a small tan head over a hazed dark brown body. Aroma of peat, dark fruits, caramel, cracker, and pretzel. Taste is smokey, cigarette, ash, dark fruits and caramel. Light carbonation

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle. Body-medium to dark brown, thin ring of bubbles. Nose-Tootsie Rolls, leather, light sweet tobacco. Taste-medium CO2, apple skin, very understated peat/smoke, unsweet tobacco, dry wood, very light tannins, light dry chocolate. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2009
This is a heavy and syrupy beer. The Claymore has a strong malt flavoring, but also has noticable hops to balance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - APR 18, 2009
Color was dark brown, almost black with a light brown head. Aromas of roasted malt and a little chocolate. Tastes much like a good chocolate bock.


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