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RATINGS: 152   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)

cblado's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cblado (298) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (760) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 28, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (9530) - 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 (840) - 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 (3775) - 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 (920) - 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 (447) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartzluke (583) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 27, 2015
6 oz pour from room-temp bottle into sniffer glass. Cola colored with a light off-white head. Malty sweet nose. Full bodied. Taste is sweet and malty. A little cola taste in the finish. Decent scotch ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
bigda83 (787) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Poured a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma was very faint with hints of caramel and vanilla. Taste was non existant. Reminded me of seltzer water with a splash of sweetness. Fairly flat and just not good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (2270) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Tap, Famous Dave’s, Kalispell, Montana. Deep brown, dark head. Brown sugar and hop aroma. Sweet, too sweet for me, more brown sugar and faint clove with a long mild hops finish.

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