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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cblado (240) - Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2009
Tallboy can. Poured a dark ruby-amber color, tan head, some lacing. Aroma was malted barley, smoky too. Flavor was malty, but crisp, with a subtle smokiness and an earthy finish. A good scotch ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robforbes (2073) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2014
pours a clear copper with a small white head. smell is of caramel, peat, and smoke. taste is of caramel, peat, earth, and some dark fruits.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (2131) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Gotta go against the grain on this one. This garnett/ tawny brown ale was the surprise of the night. Malty and rich, with some caramel and fruitiness and light smoke, chocolate and nut. Though they nailed the style, and drinks bigger than 6.5%. I’d buy this often if I could."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
dklein7 (3) - - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
Love this beer. Great product from,cool brewery, but hard to get outside of Montana. Worth the drive to the border!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mike5326 (923) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Poured from a can. Dark brown color, small tan head. Syrup and malt aroma. Light body with a mild malt flavor and a light finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidobutai (367) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Poured from a can--my first Scotch ale from a can, and my first Montana. Good offering on both accounts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nasmith003 (74) - Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Malty aroma with a hint of smoke. Clear and mahogany color. Balanced taste with a mild hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (670) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Sweet aroma of malt and scotch, reddish brown colour. Taste if malt with a watery feel. Sweet malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1468) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Draft at Jedediah’s at Missoula Airport. Pours a clear, dark brown color with a nice, lacing tan head. Smokey malt aroma. Some toffee as well. Sweet taste with smoked malt and barley. Smooth finish. Not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrettTaylor (486) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Nice smoky peat aroma. Taste is typical for style, clean, nice smoked peat flavor. Excellent with food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ha1ag (722) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
Thanks C!! Dark brown amber color with a average tan head. Roasted nose. Aroma is roasted malts with caramel and citrus and some spices. Flavor is the same with roasted malts and sweet caramel finish.

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