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RATINGS: 365   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huhzubendah (3542) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Served alongside the barrel-aged version. Copper / ruby body with a thin to head. Aromas of light spice, malt, a touch of cinnamon. Slightly sweet, fruity, malty, bready. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
esp0r (2756) - NORWAY - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle from VP CC Vest enjoyed at home
Deep red, creamy beige head. Smell of caramel, dark fruits, hints of butterscotch, quite alot of malt aromas. Medium to heavy sweet, a touch of smoke, caramel, toffee, nice malt base, quite good and better than the aroma. Moderate bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ej (1254) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear light brown, looking more amber, dark brown in the glass, A small shortlived tan head. Aroma is fruity and slightly vinous. Taste is malts and a sugary fruityness. Light alcoholic notes and a slight warmth as well. Medium-full body, oily texture and soft to avg co2 levels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (5468) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 17, 2015
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a hazy deep red-hued rust brown body with a small off-white head. Nose is caramel, raisins, biscuits, rye and hints of Norwegian brown cheese, grains and deep malty notes. Taste is caramel, rye, raisins, toffee and hints of alcohol, butterscotch and prunes. Full body, medium to high carbonation. Nice, straight-forward scotch ale by Hoppin’ Frog. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5808) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2015
Red color. No bead. Lots of malt in the aroma, with fresh bread. Sweet flavor, tons of sweet malt amd some earthiness character. No complexity but good flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3235) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, and raisins. Flavor was quite sweet and malty with dark caramel, toffee, raisins and had notes of dark fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3880) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2015
22oz bottle 2/19/15 (Courtesy of TerryR)-40° in Mug-Pours a murky copperish amber with a big tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Taste of the same with some dried fruit coming thru as well. This medium to full bodied brew is well balanced and hits the spot on a cold winter night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (10863) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours copper amber, nose is caramel, toffee, fruity, taste is similar, rich and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (8108) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
hoopin froog .. . pours a dark brown nelson muntz hair brown .. . molasses and chewy wood .. . long sweet finish .. pretty good example, a large one .. . .

please refrain from tasting the knob!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (10520) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle thanks to Paul. Pours a clear orange gold with small off white head. The aroma is strong rye, smoke, wood. Medium mouth with sweet rye, light smoke, sweet finish.

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