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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A traditional strong scotch ale, full bodied with a sweet maltiness and a slight hint of smoked peat.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Draft at Media. Hazy orange/brown color with a minimal head. Aroma of rich malts, caramel and toffee, some generic fruitiness with a bit of smokiness. Bitter spicy hops on the tail end. Finishes clean with s little spice. A kick-ass brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Pour cloudy amber. Aroma is a funky tartness. Mouthful is a big malty mess with that funky tang in the finish. Just ehhhh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (2102) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Time to catch up before BCTC. Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s Spring Throwdown. Thank to everyone who brought great beer and ribs and pickles and everything! Orange with lasting head and lace. Toasty British aroma. Sweet toffee toasty orange biscuit. Soft carbonation. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2009
750 ml bottle at PPRBSG. Pours a bright cloudy orange- a bit lighter than expected- and a foamy yet diminshing head. Aroma is earthy- leathery a bit ont he wet dog side- big orangey toasty malts, caramel and toffee sweetness, and some nice big raisin fruitiness. Flavor is big malts, that have shown a bit of age- slight oxidation comes in a bit- toast, wet paper, caramel nuts, dried earth, dust, and leather with a bready yet herbal finish- strange Wee Heavy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5462) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Light brown/gold pour with off white head and lace. Aroma of light brown sugar and caramel malt. Sweet caramel malt with a hint of bitter. Medium bodied and a tad fizzy but very nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2009
Deep golden-orange beer. Thick sticky white head. Aroma is sweet and lightly smoky with a touch of chewy caramelly maltiness. Fairly light in colour which is unusual, but it still works. Chewy and sweet with a fairly complex maltiness. Light candy and a bit of toasted nuts.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LilBeerDoctor (3527) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Bottle at PPRBSG09. Pours a cloudy light brown. Aroma of sweet, light butterscotch. Flavor is rather sweet, with some mint (?) and booze in the finish. Not bad for a wee heavy, actually, but I didn’t love it either. 6/4/6/4/12 (3.2/5)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3569) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2009
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber. Pleasant aroma of sweet malt. The flavor is again sweet malt with just the barest hint of peat sneaking through. Noticeable alcohol at the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2009
750ml Bottle. Thanks to someone. I really liked this. Dark cloudy amber with a small head. Aroma is sweet, some dark fruits and toffee. Taste is smooth and sweet. Sugarplums, toffee, cream, raisins. Delicious.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12126) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2009
(PPSG09, 750 ml bottle) Medium off-white head atop murky amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some raisin, melon. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin, melon, caramel, faint smoke. Medium body, some stickiness, low carbonation.


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