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RATINGS: 306   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.


dalepryor's rating

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Pours a dark amber, aroma is intense with alcohol and mostly raisins and more alcohol and it smells very sweet, The taste is all booze with whisky on the finish, the label doesnt lie this thing is outta kilter, eh i’m not digging this


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3245) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Poured a light amber color with aromas of caramel, light malt, light to ask and some booze. Flavors are the same with caramel and light toast. Light booze in the aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swesson (133) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2014
On tap at Parry's. Pours a dark red amber with a thin off-white head. Very thick, almost syrupy. Smells and tastes if thick malty goodness. Good carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JHeath99 (496) - - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours a hazy amber with very minimal off white head. Aroma of cherries with hints of booze. Taste more of raisins and dark fruit up front with ample booziness and carbonation that follows.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Temptation (208) - - FEB 7, 2014
A little bit strange scotch, with a winey character that overcomes the more usual notes to raisins, biscuit and dark dried fruits. The aspect, reddish, is also clearer than the average scotch. However, it has a pretty nice texture that enhances the overall. Good beer, not extraordinary.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Chudwick (1790) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 11, 2014
bomber with no visible date on it and purchased at a discount. Kind of wish my wife would stop watching this show about midwives so loudly... Nose is butter and toffee. Boozy. Sip adds a general maltiness and some toast. I’m going to get this way colder before my final rating. A little better, but still super sweet. Glad I didn’t pay full price.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
angel77 (527) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 9, 2014
Botella de 65 cl en el lúpulo. septiembre de 2013. Muy especiada y caramelizada con sabores intensos de maltas y cereales. Cuerpo ligero con espuma no muy persistente fácil de beber. Color cobrizo oscuro. Al puro estilo escoces. No muy interesante.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (4447) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a hazy golden brown with off-white lacing. Smells of toast and malt. Tastes like it smells, only with some sweetness too. Average on the palate. Eh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1480) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2013
pours brown, some floaties, cream hued silk head. plums, raisins, caramel. muted in the mouth. big body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2030) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2013
10/10/2012. 22 oz. bomber. Reddish brown with a short tan head. Roasted malt and caramel aromas with light fruit. Semi-sweet flavors with fruit, light hops and caramel leading the way. Not my favorite.

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.


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