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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (17720) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle courtesy of nuplastikk, thank you! Dark purple maroon color, thin beige head, delicate lacing. Aroma of intense caramel. Taste is smooth and sweet caramel with a bit of bitter chocolate and light spice. Not bad.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dermis (20) - Monona, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Enjoy it on tap at Hawks Bar & Grill on State St. Madison! Great seasonal brew for the cold winter months. Friend that works here has turned me onto it and it has turned into my favorite winter brew this winter. Which is off the beaten path of my Stouts and Mead.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
twindadplus2 (638) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Clear coppery brown with a thin light brown head. Aroma is sweet nutty malt with a hint of hops. Flavor is creamy, nutty malt with a bitter hops kick and a smoky sweet backbone. Smoky, lightly bitter finish with a tingly, creamy mouthfeel. Good to see my thistle glass get an occasional workout, especially for a good scotch ale like this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2011
DDFRAZEE hooks up yet another unrated brew. Bravo my man! Dark brown pour, light head. Lots of malt, almost a meaty note to to aroma. Flavor is malty, a bit salty, toffee...quite unique and damn straight a good damn brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2011
12 oz. bottle shared by Matt at The Royale- thanks, Matt! Pours a semi-cloudy amber color with a small khaki ring for a head. Aroma of nuts, paper, peat, dust, caramel malts, and leafy hops. Flavor of leafy hops, nuts, bark, caramel and chocolate malts, cardboard, and graham crackers. Light-bodied, with mellow carbonation and a musty mouthfeel. 9% ABV is nowhere to be found, assuming thats even the right number.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sherm1016 (1255) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a deep brown color with a thin, off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, bread, a little smokey. A little light on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, nutty, maybe a little alcohol, with a dry, boozy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dionysus (1475) - Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2011
AKA Liquid Reefer. Thirsty Troll Brew Fest. Pour is copper with a khaki head. Aroma shows toffee, red fruit, light earth, and plenty of fresh hops. Flavor shows the same with plenty of berries and caramel. Overall body is moderate, and finishes with moderate bitterness. All in all pretty good, but unlike any scotch ale that ive ever had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (10050) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2011
On tap. It is a relatively weak scotch ale as far as body is concerned, it has an okay flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2011
12oz bottle-trade hbmason and I did with madvike-pours a thin to a ring off white head and dark amber color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel, dark fruit-raisin, brown sugar. Taste is medium malt-caramel, dark fruit-raisin, brown sugar, secondary herbal/earthy hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2345) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2011
12oz bottle - bonus from Kyle in a trade. Fair reddish brown, creamy light tan head. Booze (scotch), mild peat, some fruit notes and a bit of mustiness. Nice carbonation, slightly dry mouthfeel with a medium to light body, a balanced/restrained sweetness just below the surface but something slightly off in the finish (almost a bit of a sour) that throws the palate off and takes away from what would otherwise be a decent beer.

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