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RATINGS: 731   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slipy120 (81) - Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Not an award winner but a solid beer to be sure. Good color and quite dark in appearance minimal head when poured and is gone fast. Roasty and flavorful. I enjoyed it very much.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Night_Cap (86) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2016
Bottle 330ml (2014) – cellared for 2 years. Served at room temperature. Pours a very dark brown (almost black) with a ruby tint. Head is small, lightly tanned, and mostly lasting. Aroma is rich and malty with notes of earthy hops (light); smokey toast, caramelized dates, sultana’s, figs, chocolate fudge, burnt brown sugar and a dash of vanilla essence. Flavour is smooth with a very light earthy bitterness, toasted malts, roasted barley, burnt caramel, muscatels, dark rum and raisin chocolate, treacle (light), aniseed (light) and some smokey/peated notes in the finish. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation, a silky texture and a superb finish. A truly superb Scotch ale in every sense!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (447) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2016
Smooth and malty, caramel, earthy, light peat. Little to no hop character. Warming and not too sweet. I’m a big fan of Scotch & Old Ale and this ticks all the boxes. Lovely.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monk191 (1732) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2016
A very tasty scotch ale. Pours a beautiful deep red with a white head. Not much smell, a bit of malt, sea salt, caramel and cucumber. Taste has fruitiness and sea salt, caramel right up front, with a nice salty follow-through, and cucumber in the finish. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smaynard6000 (975) - Apopka, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2016
Bottle. Pours a black color with minimal brown head. Earthy aroma with a bit of smokiness. Somewhat sweet with some smoke character. Medium bodied with slightly smoky finish. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (2590) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2016
A very dark brown, almost beer beer. A head is medium and beige. Aroma has dark fruityness, earthyness, ryebread and some chocolate. Taste has breadyness, some ryebread, balanced sweetness, richness of malts, hint of chocolate. Not too sweet. Medium+ bodied, very smooth and enjoyable to drink. Warming in the throat. Rich and calm, malty beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jflopsu (1186) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22692) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6513) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (3301) - 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.


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