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RATINGS: 651   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murrow (69) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Pours a deep brown. Rich roasted malt aroma, notes of toffee and fruit. Smoky, earthy malt flavor up front, with notes of nuts and chocolate. Well-balanced with hint of hop bitterness, finishing with a nice brace of alcohol. Rich mouthfeel, full-bodied, light carbonation. Delicious, rich beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1175) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2014
355mL bottle Bottled on MAY 05 2014 Nice looking beer; deep ruby-highlighted bronze body, firm beige head persists. Moderate intensity aroma; rich burnt toffee, touch of bitter chocolate, roasted nut & earthy hop character. Good density to the body, thick, chewy without being cloying, subdued carbonation contributes to the overall richness. Body delivers plenty of caramelised malt characters with notes of toasted nuts, browned bread, dried fig & sultana, with a reasonably bold hop bitterness providing balance and lingering earthy spicy note. Bit of alcohol warmth, especially as it warms. Very tasty wee heavy, probably on the lower end of the spectrum, bit less of a meal compared the the bigger ones; no objections of course.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (908) - Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Pours a clear dark amber with a short antique white cap, then ring. Smoky, roasted malt nose. Medium body and astringent. Sweet, smoky flavor with some caramel. Probably should be classified as a stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VulpesVulpes (5) - - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
Dark red color with strong, roasted caramel flavor. Sweet (as others have stated) but I think it makes up for it with smoothness. A good cold weather ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (1982) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Draft at the brewery\brewpub in denver. Very cool spot . Dark deep brown color almost black. Malty booze flavor comes up as it warms up. Decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (3645) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
12oz bottle on 16th July 2014 while on holiday in California. No head on my malty brew which I found a bit too sweet for it’s own good. The caramel flavourings need to be toned down a little in my eyes. I enjoyed it because I like malty/sweet beers but this did not sit right with me. A pity really because I usually really lap Scotch Ales up.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AlmostBeerHero (13) - Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with lasting tan head. Roasty caramel and a hint of chocolate. Super residual sweetness with lots of caramel and subtle bread. good stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rangi (572) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 30, 2014
Black poor with slight off white head. Aroma of toffee, malt, sweetness. Taste is soft and at the end slight dry touch. Malty and toffee flavours coming through and dominate. Nice sweetness very smooth. Great slow sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3339) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle from Archive. Beer Boutique January 2014. Swirling mixture of amber and brown colour with a low head. Sweet aroma with vanilla, coffee and a subtle hint of toffee. Flavour fills the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerKurve (499) - - JUL 19, 2014
Smoky, roasted barley, bit of caramel sweetness and some peated scotch. Bit heavy and thick in terms of body. Overall pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ComradeK (1010) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2014
355ml bottle. Pours a clear very deep ruby, verging on black, with a small light beige head, which lasts reasonably well and leaves a little lacing. Sweet caramel and treacle malt, plus a little sweet drinking chocolate, make up the aroma. Mild floral hops up front give way to a little sweet milk chocolate, with strong treacle in the mid-palate. A slightly fruity finish has notes of stewed plums. A nice Scotch ale, and a good one for the winter months.

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