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RATINGS: 679   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.


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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2009
Poured a dark brown with a n off white head. Aroma was chocolate, malt, toffee, a bit of roast and smoke. Flavor was very malt forward with some good chocolate notes and a nice roast flavor with almost no bitterness. This was a nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3315) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2009
Draught at the tap room. Darker than expected pour. Aroma was mixed between sweet caramel malt and some bitter chocolate. Flavour was a little more chocolate, roasted malt and even some smoke lurking in the finish. Really nice scotch ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4605) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2009
Pours dark brown red with a sort fo white head. Nose is lots of malt, maple, earth, some smoke, and molasses. Flavor is some roast, lots of malt, maple, brown sugar, molasses, and some booze. Malt throughout with noticeable booze and sugar with lingering malt and sugar. Interesting medium-bodied scotch ale. Good example of the style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trevor211 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2009
Pours a pretty dark ruby color, with a small disappearing head. Super malty aroma. A bit of molasses, maple syrup, candied nuts and some burnt caramel. No hops in the aroma, though they show up in the flavor - just barely enough to counter all this malty sweetness. An earthy peaty flavor shows up, as well. Its a bit on the flat side, though I suppose that goes along with the style. Not bad, but Id certainly rather have something with a greater hop contingent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5154) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 14, 2009
Deep brown body with some rich ruby highlights when held to light. There was also a dense medium khaki head. The aroma is strong roasted peanuts with caramel. There is also some sweet woody and light mossy notes. The taste is sweet and roasted with peanuts and caramel. A sweet bit of bubblegum comes through in the finish. Nice for the style, I am just not a fan of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2009
Darker brown with a big sugary, peaty, malty aroma. Flavor has some nice roast, peat, and sweetness. Pretty good, though this one could have been awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shanepardue (110) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2009
Rich, malty, sweet flavor. Aroma and appearance are also rich. Tastes great.


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