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RATINGS: 676   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UltraViolence (23) - USA - AUG 29, 2009
Just fine, but a little watered and the malt explosion just isnít there. Cannot hold a candle to Oskar Bluesí Old Chub as far as a Scotch Ale is concerned. Needs some gentle tweaking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (879) - South Side of 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (4805) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2015
Keg at brewdog Edinburgh. Pours dark brown, sweet malty burnt caramel taste.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ADesenberg (662) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinEvelyn (630) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2014
malt, alcohol, scotch, a little bitter but fairly roasty and heavy. Malt, caramel, bread, a little earthy. Rich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (326) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2014
Dark cola colour with small non-persistent beige head. Aroma is sweet dark malts, dark chocolate, light peat. Taste is quite similar to an imperial porter but with a very light peat - dark chocolate, dark fruits, light peated whisky. Quite sweet, medium bodied and sticky. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1302) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Rich deep brown. Nose is caramel malts, light smokiness. Malt driven with lightly burnt caramel/toffee, tingly, light smoke, dark wildflower honey. Really well done scotch ale. Donít understand why this is in the summer line up. Awesome fall beer here...should bump Hibernation later into winter and push this back to fall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
atlrizzob (185) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Pours a lot like a stout. Beige head. Sweet aroma with a bit of roastiness. Taste is sweet with flavors of caramel and a little bitterness. Talk about a hole in one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1468) - Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Dark brown with a lasting creamy beige head. Malty aroma. mild peat, dark roasted malt, caramel, bread. Minimal bitterness. Light dryness. Earthy. Medium body. Smooth. Rich. Creamy. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
liquidhedonism (240) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2014
12 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, woody, and slightly smokey and roasty, with hints of raisin. Taste/Palate: sweet; starts creamy, and finishes slightly crisp. I usually dislike Scotch ales, but this one has enough malty sweetness to offset the peated malt. Not half bad.

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