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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doublebock (491) - California, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Pours translucent amber color with thin layer of foam. Malty caramel aroma. Sweet chewy malty flavors of cotton candy and burnt caramel. It also has as a very subtle peaty smokiness. Very easy drinking due to its relatively light body (for a beer thatís 9%).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bnoel09 (410) - Elk Grove, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Poured into an English pint glass. Medium mahogany color with a slightly cloudy appearance and a tan head that quickly fades. Aroma is all malts as you might imagine: Hints of caramel, bread, toffee, etc. Flavor is also all malt starting with sweet caramel, transitioning to more bready and toasty notes through the middle, and finishing with more of a smoky flavor and light bitterness. Smooth texture and good carbonation level. I am not very familiar with Scotch Ales, but from what I have read of the style this seems to fit well. Overall this is a good beer that has a unique flavor compared to what I am used to. The smokiness sets this apart from most other beers I drink, but it makes for an interesting change of pace. Final Note: This 22oz. bottle says 9% A.B.V., not 8% like the title information says.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3164) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 25, 2011
This was a 22 oz bottle shared on a Facebook chat with Strykzone. It poured a vary clear mahogany color with a nice robust tan head that had good retention and left good lacing rings. The nose was very malty. Body was rich and solid, with a very smooth mouthfeel. Easy on the palate. Complex flavors with interesting nuances of chocolate, peat, molasses, and smoke. Finish is malty as befits its name. The alcohol is well hidden. This was a very easy to drink and frankly just delicious beer. I really enjoyed this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4480) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2011
22 oz bottle via Hayduke. Shared on a Facebook chat. Pour was an attractive clear mahogany with a light tan head that didnít last long. The aroma was, as expected, malt but with some molasses. Feel was substantial and somewhat fizzy. Flavor was really interesting. At first there would seem to be little to taste but then flavors began to roll over the tongue. They included chocolate, mint, molasses, cream, and some funk. This is the kind of beer that makes me love craft beer. It was tasty and was very challenging to identify the flavors it offered. I liked it!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Brilliant red sunset color with beige foam. Fig, date, dark raison, nutty aromas. Smooth medium body. Rich, lightly sweet n spicy dark raison, date, earthy molasses flavors with a mild, nutty dark bread--very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (3565) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Aroma is heavy raisins, mildly nutty malts and fruit. The flavor is raisins, medium sweetness and a malty finish. Reminded me of a Scottish Ale with more alcohol, in between Scottish and Scotch ales.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmikolich (1401) - 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.

3.6
   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. Didnít notice the presence of alcohol surprising for 9%

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Narnad (1419) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3268) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2011
Bottle; pretty lame name and packaging but got it on sale at bevmo. Poured a listless dark caramel color. Aroma of caramel, sweet malt, smoke and alcohol. A bit better than expected. Flavor had a lot of smoked malt, with alot of sweetness, caramel and fruit. Some earthiness in the finish, and a touch of alcohol. Surprisingly decent.


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