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RATINGS: 714   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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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Pours a clear ruby brown with off white head. Not much to the nose but a hint of licorice and some caramel. Rich caramel maltiness followed by barley and toasted malt. Overall i was a little disappointed in this one, i was expecting more flavor than it offered.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (3344) - NORWAY - MAY 23, 2016
Holy Moose Release at BD57, september 8th 2015. Dark brown body with a thick offwhite head. Aro,a is malty with cocoa, plum and toast, sweet taste with chocolate, hazelnut, wood, light bitterness, mild alcohol in finish together with burned wet wood.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnymusky (845) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Bottle from hyvee...for the 1.79 i paid i am really surprised how solid this beer is....pour is black with thick creamy head...nose has a malt and caramel with a little hops tossed in...mouth is the same with a little chocolate and molasses flavors...really nice brew...(#836)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfontana (505) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Greg & Jane’s Beer and Wine. Aroma is roasted malts/toffee with notes of espresso bean chocolate and coffee. Appearance is deep, dark mahogany (black unless light source behind) with nice sparkle, 1/2 finger-width beige head with poor retention and minimal lacing. Taste is caramel/toffee with hints of chocolate and dark fruit. Palate is medium bodied with creamy, thin texture, soft carbonation until late liveliness, mix of sweet and bitter long finish. Overall, a nice brew consistent with style but leaning toward Porter or Stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4183) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 10, 2016
Claymore scotch ale A ruby mahogany with a malty (pumpernickel?) bready aroma. Full malty sweet with a bit of a bite: caramel, fudge and bitter greens. Alright.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (2912) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2016
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with a bottling date of March 01, 2016. Nearly black pour with short lasting head. Aroma of burnt malts, burnt leaves, low hops, and soap. Not really what I hoped for in the style. The body is a tad under medium. The taste does not have the rich malty characters of most Scotch Ales that I have had. It has a burnt malt character with a mild bitterness to finish. This is a style that I rally love and enjoy and it did not hit me as well as it did for some of the previous reviewers.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (696) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - APR 23, 2016
Pours dark brown, with a creamy tan head. Aroma of malts and sugars. Taste is sweet, smooth, and very drinkable. A very nice scotch ale. Thumbs up!.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8941) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle. Deep copper with a beige head. Sweet dark caramel with faint banana, medium bodied. Just ok.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coburn_c (7) - Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2016 does not count
Smells a little like malt. Looks a little too dark for a scotch. Tastes a little too much like chocolate for a scotch. Body is a little too heavy for a scotch. It’s kinda like a porter/scotch hybrid. It’s not bad, but it’s not as easy drinking as a scotch should be.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopmaestro (1141) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2016
Aroma is malty, chocolates, assorted nuts and wee sour. Taste is sweet and malty, mild chocolates, syrup and brown sugar. Pretty standard scotch ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (821) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
Opaque deep mahogany, light white head. Vanilla, molasses, light hay. Good amount of bitter tang, big sweet body. Heavy, oily, coats the palate. Not a ton of carbonation. Long finish. Quite good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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