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RATINGS: 625   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (649) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Pours near black with a red tinge, thick tan head to match. Smells of malt, caramel, toffee, smoke, and some earthy hops. Taste is sweet caramel and toffee at first, roasted malt at the end. Medium bodied and smooth.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DW78715816 (39) - Kansas, USA - APR 17, 2014
Pours a nice thick head and a very deep dark brown, almost black. Aroma and taste are very malty with a little caramel and alcohol. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (269) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2014
On tap. Appearance: dark brown color, clear, slight brown head. Aroma: smoke, oak, heavy roast malt. Palate: light carbonation, full to medium body, alcoholic texture. Taste: very nice sweetness to a light smoky finish. Overall, great malty sweetness, alcohol is hidden well, love the aromas.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
queenholly (2612) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle. Earthy musty malt aroma. Dark brown with a small tan head. Slighty sweet caramel malt and earthy rooty/herbal flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
odinstyr (541) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a moderate white head. Smells of dark breads, floral. Taste is sweet and bitter - bread, hint of chocolate, hint of vanilla - hint I hops. Very malt forward.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierMeHoos (20) - Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2014 Dark brown with an amber tint. Caramel, toffee aroma with a smoky finish. Very dry malt, little sweetness. Very smooth malty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iceman15658 (118) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2014
12oz Bottle to pint glass. The brew pours a deep brown color. The smell is faint but hints of roasty malt are there. Taste is a mild caramel and bit of alcohol. Not bad

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3603) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 25, 2014
Very nice was. Dark and thick. Somewhat strong and enjoyable in all aspect. Not veyr aromatic.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (1169) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Justen! Deep brown, highly opaque center with lighter edges; off-white, slightly beige head settles quick to a thin, swampy layer atop the beer. Aroma is muted, notes of polished mahogany, sweet & toasted malt, roasted cocoa powder undertones, & a touch of faint smoke. Taste has a mostly toasted malt backbone with big notes of wood, nuts, & a little musk with some mid-palate caramel, toffee, & faint buttery sweetness. Hops makes a larger appearance; weedy, earthy, musky, & a little ashy. Finish contains some timid charcoal & moderate smoke, edging towards peat-like. Warmth brings out some prunes, raisins, & apple skins. Overall, a nice combo of yeast, smoke, spice, malt, & hops when all is said & done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1300) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 15, 2014
On tap. Served an opaque dark brown color with a nice head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with bit of dark fruit and toffee. Taste of roasted malt, trace of dark fruit and malt sweetness. Subtle bitterness and a clean, dry finish. Fairly full body, smooth and silky feel. No trace of the 7.7% ABV. Very enjoyable beer that was spot on.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
geologyguy (586) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Smells good...can smell a stronger alcohol, and taste too...heavier malty character with a very slight bitterness...gets sweeter as you drink!


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