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RATINGS: 688   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle. Can’t comment on the pour. Drank it straight from the neck. Hey, that’s how I roll! I guess that leaves aroma out too. Dang it. Hey, it was at a family dinner, so I adapted! I loved this beer. HUGE fan of scotch ales. This one was roasty and malty with some thick sugary sweetness.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
robgibbens (423) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Nice deep color with ruby around the edges. Foam is quick to fade but leaves a nice residue. Not too strong peat and malt aroma. The taste is again peat and malt but but overpowering. Could be a bit more "peaty" for my tastes. Finished clean and smooth. Nice brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5125) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2015
On tap at Cafe Fiasco. Dark brown with creamy beige head. Caramel all the way, malty. Solid.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dorkenstein (142) - - JUL 8, 2015
Smoke aroma with plum and raisins and dark chocolate. Taste is burnt caramel, char, plum/raisin, dark chocolate initially. In the middle of the mouth to the finish scotch flavor ramps up. A nice warming sensation travels from the chest up to the back of your tongue.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (650) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Date: June 21, 2015...Occasion: Father’s Day at The Draught House...Vessel: Dogfish Head oversized pint...Appearance: dark mahogany body, dense and imposing as a claymore might be in battle! Head retention seems absent, but the beer was poured by another on draft, so tough to comment on this...Aroma: subtle berry, darkened nuts, and then a malty roundhouse to the nose... Palate: Forceful, round and balanced, with a strong, lasting finish...Taste: plays like a porter, with soda and treacle pairing with a burning malt to produce a clean yet textured experience; nutty and dry at the finish...Overall: enough hops to build at the teeth, smooth and powerful for a 7.7% ABV...a very drinkable Scottish ale, with enough malt to spare...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3867) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle in Baltimore. Clear dark brown pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is full of caramel, ripe fruits, some bready yeast, nuts and a hint of spices. Flavor is quite sweet, somewhat bitter, smooth and with a huge body. Decent brew.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shanoknowsfood (69) - Hawaii, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle@The Butcher’s Block, Sarasota, FL. My very first Scotch Ale and all i can say is, WOW! That was a great brew. Smooth, sweet, and delicious. Hard to describe the flavor but it seems there’s very little to no hops. Leaves a nice after-taste on the palate. Not as complex as a Doppelbock or Porter, but still a nice brew overall. So easily drinkable. Highly recommended.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (1247) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Brown with tan hilites and little head; aroma is malty roasty; Flava is sweet malty roasty hints of berry and caramel; feels medium and slightly fizzy; finishes malty and roasty

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sask89 (498) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 14, 2015
On tap at Great Divide. Pours a dark brown colour with a creamy off white head. Aroma is heavy in caramel malt with some toast and cereal notes as well. Taste is moderately sweet throughout with a slight bitterness in the finish. Medium body, good carbonation, and smooth on the palate. Overall a pretty good scotch ale.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erich2872 (14) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2015
Not one of Great Divide's best but satisfactory. Finish is almost burnt but packs a nice punch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reconqvista (339) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 18, 2015
Brown colored beer with a frothy lasting beige big head. Malt, chocolate and roasted caramel aromas. Flavor is sweet with chocolate bitterness and alcohol notes. End is dry and body is oily with low carbonation.


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