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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Rich malty flavors of caramelized and toasted grains dominate this robust Scotch ale. A hint of rye adds a crisp, scotch-like, old-world beer character, reminiscent of a simpler life from centuries ago. It’s a wee-bit heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (4527) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2009
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a clear reddish amber color with a disappearing ivory head. The aroma is sweet and candy like and does have some caramel malt character. This just doesn’t seem to have the heavy fruits and malts in the nose that I have come to expect from the best scotch ales. The flavor is malty, but again comes off lacking in the richness of flavors I would expect. Some fruit, caramel, and hints of spice presented on a medium/light body. It certainly falls short for a wee heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Bottle courtesy of markwise. Pours a clear reddish amber color with thin tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notse of caramel, brown sugar, ripe dark fruit, toffee, molasses, and some hints of maple and honey. Flavor is sweet and malty with notse of maple syrup, molasses, brown sugar, hints of chocolate and ripe dark fruit. Generally medium body with a pleasing malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4306) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Bottle from trade with goryskewych. Pours red amber with a white head. Nose is sweet malt, maple, and brown sugar. Flavor is balanced malt, brown sugar, sweetness, and some tiny smoke. Medium bodied, enjoyable Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Hoppin frog makes me proud to be an ohio resident. They make some good shit, and this is no exception. Awesome grains in this scotch. Huge body, huge, lots of tasty caramel and candies in this one. Awesome beer yet again. Could have a slight touch of bittering hop in this one, but overall awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2009
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of peat, caramel, and roasted malt. Flavor of peat, apple (and some other fruit), caramel, roasted malt, rye, and nuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Exceptionally fruity for a scotch ale. Fruity caramel/dates aroma. Lots of yellow fruits in the flavor; some pear and banana. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1264) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 28, 2009
Big thanks to miketd for this one! Pour is a clear copper with a thin off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt, raspberries, a touch of pine hop, tobacco, and a touch of apple. Flavor is roasted malt, strong apple, a hint of rye, caramel malt, a touch of alcohol burn, some dark chocolate, and a touch of caramel corn in the finish. Certainly more interesting than many of this style, not cloying at all, and very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 25, 2009
22 oz. bottle via trade with miketd - Pours a thick hazy amber color with a 3/4 finger thick light tan head. Very light spotty lacing. Aroma is esters, toasted malt, hint of floral hops, and faint rye. Flavor is much of the same. Mouthfeel is thick, but smooth. Very little bitterness. I was expecting your typical Scotch style ale. It may have missed the style mark a tad, but I like it better than most Scotch ales I’ve had before. This is a really nice beer. Thanks Mike.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009

Name: Outta Kilter
Date: May 10, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip
Appearance: clear dark red, wispy off white head
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma, floral hops, touch of candy sweetness
Body: body is a bit thin
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, lots of earthyness dries it out, light alcohol, fairly simple
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2009
Bomber from Sam’s in Downers Grove, Illinois: This poured a reddish ornge with brown tints and a small eggshell head that vanished quickly. It had a rich malty aroma accompanied by fresh red apples and toffee. Some peppery spiciness, probably from the rye, and a touch of alcohol were added to the flavor. Dangerously drinkable.

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