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RATINGS: 643   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009

Date: March 07, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: clear dark brown with ruby edges, wispy beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, light earthyness
Flavor: rich caramel malt flavor, deep caramel sweetness, touch of fruityness, well balanced earthyness

Date: March 15, 2009
Mode: bottle
Source: ticker tasting
Aroma: aroma is much drier with a big earthy peat character, nutty chocolate
Flavor: flavor is also a bit drier but still retains most of the caramel sweetness, also picking up chocolate in the flavor

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2009
12oz bonus from Juiceisloose, thanks Justin, shared with dalekliz. Pours brownish with a tan head. Nose is sweet and malty. Taste is sweet and rich and overall pretty decent. Drinkable and flavorful.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (10455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2009
Bottle from Party Town, KY. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted caramel malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate toasted sweet malt flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of average duration. Wee scotch ale.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RSRIZZO (1852) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Color is a near solid ruby with mellow carbonation and a thin but tight head that has a slight tan look to it. Aroma of roasted malt and wet hay. Taste roasted and dry. Starting with a bold medium body with a rich creamy feel. Finish jumps out with a big roasted malt sweetness and a hint of dried fruit. After taste is a continuation of the sweet and roasted flavors with the roasted giving a dry feel in the end. Overall I think its unbalanced and a little too sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2009
pours with a dense large sized head and a dark brown hue. aroma is of dark sugars and malts and loads of caramel. taste highlights more roasted malt with a small bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thejon375 (410) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Shared with Steve. Good scotch ale. Pours a deep amber color with thin white head. Had great malty caramel flavors with that little bitter sweetness on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Pours a very dark reddish brown with a thin offwhite head, reducing to a film rapidly. The nose is sweet with malt, some caramelization, and a bit of fruit. Maybe a suggestion of sulfur? Creamy full body with average carbonation. Sweet rich malt, creamy. Tons of caramel, some toast. A bit fruity. Tons of residual sugar here. The finish just has a touch of alcohol and is mostly fruity astringency. Some acidity, which I think of as odd for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7634) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Sample at Brew Kettle: This beer pours a dark amber color with a thin light tan head that recedes steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, honey and dark fruits. Medium-bodied with flavors of dark malt, caramel and fruit. The finish is sweet and malty with an earthy and slightly alcohol-tinged aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2009
Tap at Blind Tiger. Deep brown beer. Aroma is sweet and very caramelly. There is a bright note of butterscotch on the nose as well. A touch of molasses, dark malts and treacle. There is a kiss of plummy character and even a little bit of cocoa. It’s quite smooth and pretty easy to put back. Very malty and chewy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 29, 2009
On tap at Publick House. Pours brown with small head. Aroma is roasted yet sweet upfront, later revealing more nutty notes. Flavor is soothingly malty, along with earthy and nutty notes. Remains creamy but surprisingly light on the palate, perhaps a perception aided by light hopping for balance? Overall, a good drinking beer.


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