KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a very dark brown with a slight ruby hue and an average (1-2 finger) light tan creamy head that was mostly diminishing, down to a thin film with a small collar and fair streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a roasted caramel malt, a very mild resin hop and a sweet leathery yeast with notes of molasses, toffee, chocolate and some dark fruit (prunes and figs).
The taste was malty and sweet with a hint of molasses and mild chocolate presence at first, and then progressed with a little toffee sweetness, a touch of dark fruit and a mild bitter finish. The flavor was short lived and steadily faded at a moderate pace from the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was a hair below medium in body and rather creamy in texture with a pretty much flat carbonation.
Overall a nice sweet and robust brew, with a great feel and an awesome drinkability...
bassbug66 (38) - - SEP 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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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mjs (6459) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2016
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle, 0.355 l, at Bar Molotow, 20160919) The beer poured deep mahogany coloured and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, caramel and molasses. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, molasses, grass, sweetness, sugary sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty, sweet and bitter. A good brew spoilt by the excessive sweetness.
ansalon (2973) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown with a medium foamy mocha head. Aromas of roasted malt, roasted nuts, brown sugar, caramel, rye bread. Taste is caramel sweetness with significant roastiness and chocolate tones. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.
KyotoLefty (9295) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Great Divide. Orange-brown with lace. Full, sweet malt flavor, a bit of smoke of peat, a touch of soy. Caramel and chocolate of course. Decent, though not one of the best in this style.
Night_Cap (114) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
likeatrainwreck (466) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
monk191 (1749) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
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smaynard6000 (988) - Apopka, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
TET (2632) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jflopsu (1197) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.