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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4322) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2009
The aroma is weak with malt, fruit, adjuncts, and grass. The appearance is amber with am average head. The flavor is like the aroma with a bit of the butterscotch that should be in it. The palate is smooth. Overall this is a decent beer but it’s not really a Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2009
Bottle@Home. Sweet, fruity, lightly spiced aroma. Red colour, beige head, good lace. Sweet, very fruity, bitter, soft spices. Thick, syrupy and sticky mouth feel. Powerful, flavourful, balanced. However, at first I was really in love. But after a whole glass the sweetness and syrupy mouth feel became too much. Yet, still great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2009
Bottle Pours a good copper body with a thin tan head. The deminishes quickly. Leaves minimal lacing. Nice aromas of malts, vanilla, roast caramel, and scotch. Has an alright carbonation. The flavor is good. Has a sweet maltiness but also reminds me of fall apples. Not as alcohol loaded as I would have thought. Has a medium body. The texture is resiny. Has a good finish with a sweet aftertaste. Not bad, Frog.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - OCT 10, 2009
Bomber into mini pint glass. Nice clear copper body with a good creamy offwhite head that holds pretty well. Aroma is nutty, roasted malt,vanilla, and some dark fruit. Jesus the flavour is strong - strongly sweet and boozy. So sweet I am wondering why they didn’t just let it ferment out longer. Not bad, just very intense. Not sure if I’ll get through the bomber. Getting more tolerable. Dark fruits mostly. Medium body with minimal carbonation. Great smooth mouth feel. Overall: not bad. A nice warmer for the fall and winter months.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7429) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Bomber. Poured clear medium amber with a short beige head. The aroma picked up sweet caramel, toffee, and redder fruits with light smoky accents and citrusy warmth. The flavor was centered around sticky-sweet malts (caramel, molasses, and fruit again).. a touch of smoke, earth, and orange around..spicy warmth and sticky malt on the finish. Medium-bodied and even lighter at times on the palate.. rather slick feel with low carbonation.. nothing great about this, but nothing bad either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (3150) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Sampled at Binny’s Beverage Depot in Glen Ellyn, IL. for a Mead, Cider, and Beer Tasting. The pour to my wine/sampler glass was a deep red/amber with a modest off white head and lacing. The aroma was toasty and dark caramel sweetness. The flavor showed some mellow alcohol and light hop bitterness. Not the fullness I would have expected from a wee heavy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (7185) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2009
Bottle shared by Skinnyviking. Clear reddish brown body with a medium off white head. Good malty aroma with fruity and hoppy notes. Some sugar notes. Caramel, sweet malt, fruit, light spicy and hoppy flavour. Long fruity and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (8077) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2009
Bottle. High creamy and lasting off-white head. Clear dark brown body. Sweet malty hoppy caramel berries aroma and flavor with a faoir amount of hops bitterness and a bit of spices. Low carbonation, long bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 2, 2009
Botella. Unclear amber colour. Sweet caramel yeasy malty alco aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet caramel malty yeasty bit spiced flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11705) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2009
clear amber, large stick fizzy light brown head. aroma is caramelly, flowery. flavor is sweet , caramelly, faint flowery. faint spicy. sweet red ale.

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