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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33676) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
22 fl bottle. Pours dark brown to orange with a fully gone head. Aroma is mild fruity and slight spiced. Dry and fruity dark malty flavoured. Slight bitter and vague spiced note. Spiced and fruity flavoured into a dry and phenolic note.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10595) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light beige head. Aroma is sweet and fruity with a caramelly and light spiced touch. Flavour is fruity and caramelly with somer fowery note. Meidum bodied. Dry. Ends on a fruity and bitter end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and berries. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of fruit, caramel and alcohol.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15954) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
Hazy amber color. Scotch Ale? It’s just a powerful Amber Ale, with sweetish caramel and malt flavor and too much alcohol feeling.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Clear deep amber with a tiny off-white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, fruits and alcohol. Solid body, sweet caramel and fruit. Very discreetly bitter, but ends on a warming alcoholic note. 220909

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorwart (2411) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Good sized head form a vigorous pour. Nice and thick and creamy. One of the better heads I have seen in a long time. Strange aroma with some berries, toffee and pomegranite. Very fruity aroma for a scotch ale without much peat or smokiness. Color is a bright mahagony red. Somewhat thin palate with roasted grains, bready malts, a bit of peat and some dark fruit. Finishes clean and kind of weak flavored with a bit of lingering toasted bread. Not a very good scotch ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (3997) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Bomber. Clear, darkish copper with a small ring of bubbles. Nose of alcohol, toffee and dusty grain. Flavor is caramel and plum with some light earthiness, minty alcohol, and peppery spice. Medium-heavy body is smoothly carbonated and slightly sticky.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Bomber pours a chill hazed copper body with a medium sized beige head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is malty toffee and caramel, with a hint of spicy rye. Taste has a malty dominance,as expected. A hint of pine hop bitterness. The rye is very prominent, adding a spicy earthiness. No smokiness. I love rye malt in beer, but it seems out of place in a Scotch style. Still, a very tasty and enjoyable ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2009
Bottle at home - shared with Mette, the night before going to Japan. Clear reddish/brown - white head. High malty, sweetness, nutty, candy, roasted, brown sugar, rubber, light bitterness, berries, dried fruits. OK.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Big thanks to Brigadier. Pours a clear red-amber with a frothy beige head, quickly dissipating to a ring, only temporary lace. Aroma is mostly caramel with a very hot alcohol element to the nose. Flavorwise a delicious malt bomb, starts off with the dark fruits, fig and prune, then the backbone is bittersweet toffee, pumpernickel bread, a bit of smoke. I like this. Full body, a bit sticky on the palate after the fact.


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