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RATINGS: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tadahster (112) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 10, 2013
Enormously sweet, with additional fruit and raisins and alcohol qualities the warmer the beer gets. A bit of a chore.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4183) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle... Poured dark ruby-ish/red with a khaki head. Tasted like a Scotch ale. Malty, sweet, some mild fruit esters. Mild booziness and pretty simple and not overly complex. I enjoyed it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6418) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, cookie, toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot), with a note of alcohol. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, fizzy/lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. A very plain beer, all-around...kinda weak aroma and not much aromatic depth, but what’s there is pleasant enough. Syrupy-watery-fizzy in the mouth, and rather sweet too, so not terribly fun to drink. The definition of average.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (3155) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 2, 2013
This is a really solid scotch ale. Smooth on the tongue, malty and sweet, some caramel and bread. Tried at On the Rock’s Hoppin Frog tasting in Nov. 2013.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (826) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Toffee colour, with a decent head. Aroma of rye whiskey, tastes a bit like rye whiskey with a hint of ginger. Palate of grains.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1037) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Cloudy auburn color, thin short lived off white head. Can’t quite place the aroma. Slightly carbonated strong astringent whisky flavor with a smooth finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sagmarium (75) - SPAIN - OCT 19, 2013
Flavor is bready and sweet. A little spice from the rye in the finish, along with a fair amount of drying alcohol. Caramel, brown sugar, and some dark fruit in the aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
worldbeertaste (1702) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2013
Medium amber with a thin, white, lacy, lasting, head. Smells of malt, caramel, with peat, raisin, and cherry. Smells a bit of aged malt. Defiantly smells like a scotch ale. Leaves. Tastes of malt with a grape, apple, caramel, toasted malt. Sort of light fruitiness. The finish is fruity and flavourful with slight booziness. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1133) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle at THT tasting. Pours hazy amber. Aroma is spicy, sweet malts, caramel, red fruits and Toffee. Taste is quite sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (3880) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Poured hazy medium amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet berries and soft malt.Medium body, flavour of raspberry, lingering sweet end.


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