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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Cold Smoke Scotch Ale earned a silver medal in 2002 and a gold medal in the 2007 NABA brewfest. Formulated with Montana grown 2-row barley, northwest Goldings hops, and lotsa love, this hearty ale drinks very smooth. Not bitter at all and not too sweet either. Novice beer drinkers have been known to take a taste and then say, “WOW! That’s not what I expected… that’s GOOD!” A hint of roasted barley lends a slight coffee-like smoky finish. It packs a 6.5% abv punch. Perfect after a day of rippin’ lines on area or your favorite back country getaway. Available in 16 oz aluminum cans. 6.5 % abv (alcohol by volume); 11 IBUs (International Bittering Units)

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rproff78 (177) - - MAR 1, 2014
Great scotch ale from Missoula, MT. Only available in Missoula due to such high demand.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (3256) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2016
4 pack from a shop in the Bozeman airport. This is a clear deep, rich red. Looks more brown in the dim light. A permanent, off-white head forms. Malty nose with vanilla, oak, toffee and just a faint whiff of smoke. Sure it’s sweet, but not too sweet. Tastes earthy like tobacco with suggestions of wood and vanilla. So clean and full bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTAEgeek (1894) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2016
On tap at Gil’s Goods in Livingston. Pours a nice, dark, ruby brown, with no real head. The aroma is toffee, caramel, and some earthy notes. Sweet and malty, with a bit of bitterness. Medium body, crisp, grainy, and smooth. This is a mild and drinkable scotch ale. Not strong nor aggressive, and no real peat or oak which is a shame, but nice and malty.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (5567) - Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Can at a some BBQ spot in Montana, light smoke and some caramel malty flavors . Thin body and thats it. Well its also wet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bill Becker (793) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Pours a super dark brown with an inch of off white foam. Smells of roasted malt with some smoke and chocolate. Tastes of roasted malt, light smoke, chocolate, milk shake like flavour near the finish. Creamy smooth mouthfeel, fairly light carbonation. One of the better beers of the style, given my lack of love for them.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (815) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2016
On tap. Pours a clear mahogany with a medium, fizzy, long lasting, beige head that laces nicely. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, caramel and light peat. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit and coffee with a hint of smoke in the finish. Medium body with a smooth, sticky texture and soft carbonation. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (9748) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Can. Pours a dark amber with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is smoke and roast. Thin mouthfeel with roasted malt and light smoke finish, decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Quick3Beers (888) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Pours a dark brown from a can, little nose to it. Flavor is classic caramell-y roasted malts, with a smoky coffee note on the end. Okay beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3809) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2015
Coke color,small tan head.Sweet malt nose & palate, not much else. No noticeable smoke,peat or earthiness. Not a Scotch, but Scottish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krumbum (946) - truckee, California, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Smells like a mellow nutty cup of coffee. Deep brown Amber color no head. Nice mellow roasted flavor nutty not sweet no aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bnokk (453) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2015
APPEARANCE - very dark brown, appears lighter brown around the edges. Head runs for the Scottish hills immediately, like Robert the Bruce when his daddy was still alive. NOSE - slight malt, not much of the typical Scottish scent in the nose. FLAVOR - malty character, slight bit of the Scottish flavor creeps in at the end of the sips as the pint warms up.

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