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RATINGS: 726   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3125) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jflopsu (1148) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Pours a dark black with a light tan head. A faint dark alcohol and malt aroma. A sweet malt taste with some caramel, dark alcohol and some dark fruits. Lingering dark fruit malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2016
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor with weak hints of dark fruit. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Deep dark color. Malty and sweet aroma. Flavor is of roasted barley, chocolate malt and light hops in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6269) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2016
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark opaque brown pour with a creamy tan head, aroma has sweet caramel and a hint of scotch, taste has some smoke, caramel fudge, bready malts, sweet, red fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (3264) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2016
355ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a small head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and cola. Taste has chocolate to start with a malty cola finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (875) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2016
Bottle at home. Big malts and caramel, subtle nuttiness. Rich scotch flavour. Nice alcohol heat, earthy hops to balance. Medium to full body. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (5036) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Appearance - dark brown to black. It has a black olive sheen. Nose - light nuts and toffee. Taste - stronger hazelnut thing, soft toffee all the way through. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long balanced finish. Overall - a good example of the style, even if nothing too special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (3825) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2016
Pours cloudy mahogany with low off-white head. Aroma of hazelnut, chocolate, toffee, citrus. Taste is sweet, toffee and chocolate. Light to medium bodied and very smooth with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (9519) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark amber with small beige head. The aroma is molasses, caramel, raisin. Thick body, caramel, light roast, nice sweetness with burnt sugar finish, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (5258) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Sample at Waldo Hopfest 2016. Comes a dark reddish brown with a nice beige head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is malt, caramel, chocolate, and some fruit. Nice one.

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