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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


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2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - FEB 18, 2011
22 oz from bevmo poured redish brown with a thin off whit ehead. big carmel and bread aroma. the flavor is what one would expect with a name like "maltopia" big bready malt, bits of carmel and burnt toffee. the finish is slightly acdic and thin as well as sticky. Although not completly undrinkable if you like over sweet things, not that great as a scotch and pretty much a DP for me right now


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tightslice (158) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 24, 2014
Bottle from Whole Foods in Redwood City, Ca. Malted dark fruits with some warming burn and chalky sweet banana.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bif (1386) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 3, 2014
On tap. Served a dark copper clor with a tan head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of malt, caramel, butterscotch and bit of spice. Taste of butterscotch and caramel with some malt . Mild bitterness and a bit of a syrupy finish. Medium body, smooth with no hint of the 9% ABV. decent beer for the style but expected a bit more.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BOSSbrewer (1474) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Pours amber brown with a foamy off white head. Aroma is very malty with lots of molasses. Flavor is syrupy sweet with molasses and brown sugar. Thick bodied and heavy. Decent beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lubiere (9765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
A reddish copper ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet intense butterscotch with burned caramel and solvent notes, fake raisins, weird. In mouth, a sweet cloying fruity caramel malt with loads of chemical berry extract, astringent notes, raspy and unpleasant. On tap at Angel’s Trumpet.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EtTuCthulhu (999) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 25, 2013
The appearance combines a hazyy orangeish brown color with a medium off-white head, and the aroma has caramel malts, dough yeast, and roasted malts apparent in the scent. The taste blends a mild sweetness, a slight umami, and a slight sourness, and the palate combines a soft carbonation, medium body, slick texture, and a fairly abrupt finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmagnus87 (2401) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Malty with loads of caramel and a hint of dark fruits, maybe raisins. Meh, good but I was expecting better.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Narnad (1451) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1548) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Dark brown pour with caramel, toffee, and roasted malts. A little lighter bodied than I expected. But ok.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmikolich (1438) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3165) - 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.


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