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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Bottle. Body-looks like still iced tea. Taste-tea, caramel, high CO2 even though there doesn’t appear to be any bubbles, light cigar, some smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7954) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2014
Bomber bottle thanks t). On October 31, 2014.
Hazy brown color, teal head, sweet malty scent. Sweet, malty, some wee bit caramel taste. Sweet, alcohol aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (327) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - OCT 26, 2014
650 ml bottle from Cervezalandia, Spain. Red amber color, slightly hazy, with a thin white head. Aromas of caramel, honey, some spices and maybe some wood. Taste is sweet, nuts, caramel, bread, maybe some spice. Medium body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1306) - Herning, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2014
66 cl bottle @ home. Pours cloudy amber with a little sediment and a white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are candy sugar, caramel, dried fruit, and rubber - with a sweet finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
outlawskies (428) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says. It is nice and malty has some hop over ale it is a 3.5. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
"Nice mix of sweet and peat! Toffee like sweetness, but light, with gentle hopping and a kiss of smoke that goes very well. Very smooth though medium to full bodied on the palate."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SPDickerman (986) - Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Pours murky reddish brown with a tiny ring of beige foam. Smells of caramel, hints of spice, touch of toast. Taste is caramel, very subtle hint of spice. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Hoppin’ Frog Outta Kilter Wee Heavy Scotch Red Ale finishes with a short sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukasmh (206) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2014 Tap. Pours a bit hazy amber with white head that disappears. Aroma is bready, slightly toasted malt, sweet, marmalade fruity. Taste is heavy sweet, malt, caramel and a bit boozy. Mouth-feel is sugary and sticky. Someway boring,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (818) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2014
Tap, Taphouse. Hazy brown, small iffwhite head. Malty aroma, honey, boozy whiffs. Mellow, malty flavour, dark caramel. Thick and creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ccex (946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Bomber pours a hazy dark reddish amber with a substantial lingering tight off-white head and lots of lacing. Aroma has rye bread, dark fruits, and caramel. Taste is on the sweet side without much of any hop presence. It has an old-world flavor not often found among American breweries. Body is medium to full with average carbonation.. Alcohol is well hidden. I expected this to be heavier on the malts, but it was well worth trying, although it’s not over the top, like some of this breweries others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2778) - Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2014
22 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy reddish copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, raisin, plum, apple, brown sugar, brown bread, light roast, herbal, and toast/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, dark/bready malt, and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, raisin, plum, apple, brown sugar, brown bread, light roast, light herbal, and toast/yeast earthiness. Minimal earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, raisin, plum, apple, brown sugar, brown bread, light roast, light herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and solid robustness of dark/bready malt, yeast ester, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, fairly creamy, and lightly slick/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice scotch ale. Good complexity, balance, and solid robustness of dark/bready malt, yeast ester, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. Really needed to be a bit bolder on malt flavors, but still a nicely enjoyable offering.

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