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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5335) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2006
Poured a reddish amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of peat smoked malt, caramel malts, and butterscotch. Taste of caramel, nuts, smoke, and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2006
12 oz bottle shared at HWOH. Pours a nice deep amber with ruby-like highlights and a thin head. Aroma has some slight diacetyl mixed with loads of caramel malts, light smoke, and hints of prunes and other fruits. Flavor is actually slightly astringent in the back, but has a lot of complex malts- toasted, caramel, nutty, and light chocolate. Despite the slight astringency, there was an otherwise enjoyable mouthfeel and a pretty good finish. Pretty good for a scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7135) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Bottled. Poured a reddish-amber with a short cap of beige head. Rather large aroma of butterscotch, caramel, earth, chocolate, toffee, and an air of artificial sweetener. Flavor begins very sweet (caramel, toffee, chocolate, earth)... transitioning to floral hoppage, smoked peat, and a solid alcohol kick on the back end. Grapefruit showed up for the warming finish. This was enjoyable and easy drinkin’.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (4806) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2005 Bottle: Courtesy of robertsreality via trade. Aroma of chocolate and light caramel. Aroma is light in general. Pours a muddy brown with hints of orange hilights when held to the light. Samll off-white ring for a head. Lots of chocolate and caramel up front with hints of toffee and fruit in the middle. Light grapefruit hoppiness in the finish. Very little carbonation. Alcohol is barely detectable. As it warms, flavors become more intense, most notabley the hops. This is very tastey, but does’t score well due to light aroma and not the greatest appearance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 6, 2005
(bonus brew by way of robertsreality)amber body with a good looking light brown head that did leave nice lacing.aroma was chocolate,diacetyl,and earthy malts.flavor was chocolate,earth type malts,root beer,and alcohol heat.overall not to shabby.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2005 Brilliant but common amber-brown color with a short, coarse head. Sweet malt aroma with a heavy note of butterscotchy diacetyl and subtle floral, herbal hops. Some alcohol in the nose. Sweet, fruity, juicy malt flavors with plenty of hop flavor in the background. Alcohol isn’t apparent in the flavor except as a late, peppery zing. Low carbonation, slick juicy mouthfeel. Not complex, but perfectly balnced and tragically drinkable for a beer of this gravity. $10.99/sixer at Star Liquor in Madison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Had this on tap at a local pub. Wow, what a tasty beer. Beautiful brown color with a nice flavor. Mmmmmm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2005
A great finish to a great night. Had on tap at the Olive room at the Monona Hilton in Madison. Nice brown cloudy liquid with a tan brown head. First taste is like a nice shot of warming liquid. Finished with gusto and ordered another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomxcs (321) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 13, 2004
Strong scotch malt flavors and almost smokey peaty flavors. Bitter woody flavor in a way; thick like hot chocolate without the flavor. Just plain strong overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2004
Dark amber with a moderate light tan head. Aromas of rich caramel, with mild malt and peat. Smooth and rich in feel. Malty flavors dominate the front, strong and warming feel. Peat and earthy flavors continue. Finish is quite malty and a touch grainy. Just a down to earth, no holds barred, scotch ale

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