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RATINGS: 338   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7767) - 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.

3.4
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11408) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2009
22 oz bottle from Binnys (Orland Park, IL). Pours a nice dark reddish amber, orange and fiery, a bit hazy, small offwhite head that dies to a very small film, minimal lacing. Aromas are malty, caramel and toffee with faint vanilla, sweet with a faint biscuitt feel and small smokiness. Initial is medium bodied, fairly malty with biscuit, caramel, toffee and a faint raisin feel.. Faint vanilla, peat, maybe I’m imagining that faint smoke. Very little bitterness, could use a little more body for mouthfeel and more of a palate stick. This is an interesting beer, and does not take on the status quo style (which I consider bad that they aren’t). Where is the peat? The vanilla? This lacks life, falling back on its haunches and decent malt profile and underbodied qualities. Ok, but far from good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (23578) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2009
Bottle at Papsø. Clear orange coloured with a small white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits and marzipan. Sweet flavour of caramel, berries and dried fruits with notes of hops. Sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4824) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Pours reddish amber into a thistle. Off-white head recedes to coat surface leaving no lacing. Dusty caramel and pit fruit aromas. Full and sweet with dark caramel and an herbal clover aromatic finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (35101) - 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 (10781) - 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 (30460) - 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 (16428) - 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.


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