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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Scotch Ale, or a Wee Heavy. At 9% alcohol, this big, brown brew is surely to warm you under that kilt. Malty, and much more than a wee delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Narnad (1518) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Pours a ruby brown color with a quick fading off-white head. Aroma is very malty, mild earthy hops presence, light sweetness from caramel malt but well balanced. Flavor is well balanced with some light hints of peat, strong earthy hops notes and a strong, well balanced caramel and toasted malt notes. Body is perfect with the 9% hidden well by the semi-heavy body and low bubbly palate. Overall a very good beer. I like the way the brewer attacked this on the bit of a lighter, slightly dryer side of the style. The earthy presence really pops and brings the maltiness to the forefront of the flavor. For the price, this is a fantastic, flavorful beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1672) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Dark brown pour with caramel, toffee, and roasted malts. A little lighter bodied than I expected. But ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2013
12oz bottle from Bytemesis, Really enjoyed this one, some definitely malty sweetness, a touch of smoke, a touch of dark fruit.. lingering head full body.. not chewy but solid.. no ABV noticeable. sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3863) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Pour is a brown with a small white head. Aroma is sweet caramel mixed with dark fruit. Flavor is again caramel with some butterscotch and raisin. Finish leaves an almost dark cherry on the tongue. Alcohol is not noticeable. This was a decent malt heavy beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3748) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2013
22oz bottle 6/25/13 (Binny’s Naperville)-46° in Tulip-Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, and roasted malt. Taste of caramel, toffee, and malt. This medium bodied brew hides the ABV very well. A little weak but still tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Onionkid (376) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours brown with a tan head. Malty, caramel aroma. The taste is similar, a sweet beer that’s got a full, nice mouthfeel with a toffee finish. Decent, but seems a little simple, not too complex. 9% alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
boozedude (2227) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2013
Bottle into glass... Brown vlear pour thick light brown head.. aroma of caramel malts..lots of flavors all over the place...pretty ok overall.. Wouldnt seek out tho

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badhack (486) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
A very malty beer with well masked alcohol and little bitterness. Nothing unpleasant was noted and there was some caramel/sweetness to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlyingPenguin (7) - SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, USA - FEB 20, 2013 does not count
Bottle. Pours transparent amber color, very little tan head, dissipates quickly, no lacing. Aroma is malt and caramel dominated with a little raisin. Taste is sweet, with molasses and caramel malt . Medium body. Didn’t notice the presence of alcohol surprising for 9%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (6199) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle at tasting. Pours clear brandy amber, small beige head, dissipates quickly, little lacing. Aroma is caramel dominated with perhaps a bit of raisin. Flavor is much the same, medium sweet, light metallic finish. Medium body. Nothing bad, nothing special. I will say that the ABV was well masked!

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