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RATINGS: 681   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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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2013
Bottle, pours clean hazelnut with creamy taupe head, very nice smoky, meaty, peaty aroma, sweet and smoky, a fair amount of cola in there, finishes just a bit tacky. I wish the flavor lived up to the aroma, wanted a bigger meatier profile


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 (313) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (767) - Iowa, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Draft. Pours brown with tan head. Nose and taste is nice caramel and toffee. Mild scotch flavor. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
samsmith33 (523) - - MAR 23, 2015
Aroma is Rusty metal. Alkali. Salt water. Appearance: black, but not deep. Some lacing, but no head.Taste: plum, charcoal, leather. Pepper. Very Malty. Almost a hint of a whiskey burn at the end. Warming. This beer is growing on me.Feel: carbonation "looks" medium-low ,but the is some nice sizzle. As Don Ho would say, "tiny bubbles".Nice rally, Great Divide.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (952) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours a deep, dark, chestnut brown, medium off-white head with decent retention and lacing. Nose is malty, toffee, some dried fruit, brown sugar, honey, hay. Mouth is medium bodied, creamy, big caramelness, malty sweet, raisins, dates, toast, nuttiness. Would be right proper with a roasted joint and some tatties. Solid wee-heavy. As a MacGregor would say: Rioghal mo dhream!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5801) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2015
Keg at brewdog Edinburgh. Pours dark brown, sweet malty burnt caramel taste.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Pours dark brown with a small fizzy head that disappears quickly. Strong malt aromas with brown sugar and caramel. Tastes sweet with layers of malt complexity. Rich caramel, slightly smoky, nutty, and mild sweet chocolate. Very subtle hops, but enough to prevent this from overwhelming you with sweetness. Finishes clean with no bitterness. A very rich brew that should be savored.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GnarlyGnome (756) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle: This is very nice...sweet malty body, but balanced out by 7.7% worth of alcohol. Great example of how the alcohol of beer can be used to balance it out... This isnít the best scotch ale I can remember having, but itís certainly pretty damn good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinEvelyn (644) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2014
malt, alcohol, scotch, a little bitter but fairly roasty and heavy. Malt, caramel, bread, a little earthy. Rich.


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