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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Brewed in the classic Scotch Ale style dating back to the 1700’s, with a deep reddish brown color. Full of body, sweetness and flavor. Higher in alcohol content but possessing a smooth and lightly hopped finish. Best served at 45 degrees F in a room temperature pint glass. For the ’Big Beer’ drinkers among us.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (5431) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2006
Poured a hazy brown color with a small, light tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, light roast, some diactyl, and nuts. Taste of more nuts, and roast, caramel malts, with a dry smokiness, and a touch of tartness. Seems like it is beginning to head south.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4568) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Thanks to weeare138. Pours a darker ruby red with a small bubbly off white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, wood, light roastiness and some butter. Flavor was more of the caramel, toffee and light roasted malts with some nuts and more of the butter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2006
I think Dave gave this to me. The beer pours to a deep brown body with dark highlights and a creamy khaki head. The aroma is strongly milky caramel and light smoked pear. Kinda strange. The flavor is a strong toasty peated smoked malt, raisin bread, milk caramels. Nice bitterness. The palate is medium bodied, chewy, smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2006
Nice frothy/creamy tan head. Rich mossy caramel and hop aroma. Mmm... nice caramel earth and raisins in the flavor. Some roasty smoke and caramelly chocolate... like chocolate Reisins. Sweet, but kind of expected and just smokey enough for my buy-in.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Bottle. Very dark brown body with a thin tan head. Big caramel/milk chocolate sweetness in the aroma with nut dryness and some apple to break it up. Very appetizing. Medium body with a gentle but dense carbonation to really fill it out. The main thurst of the flavor is a strong raisin/plum sweetness with some chocolate malt alongside. As this dissapates roasty black malt and bitter stemmy hops come into play. By far the most interesting part is the lingering, smoky finish. The initial sweetness is a bit cloying but the roast and hops and a delight to linger on.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2006
12oz bottle via trade with Duane - Thanks Duane! - Pours brown with a small tan head that fades pretty quick. Aroma is of caramel, smoke, alcohol, brown sugar, and a bit of peat. Flavor is smoky caramel with some brown sugar. Quite malty and earthy. Palate is medium bodied and fairly smooth to drink. Alcohol is covered pretty well. Not much carbonation. Pretty drinkable

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Mid brown color,small head,soft malt nut aroma,though its sometimes hard to tell when they fill the pint right to the top, carmel malt taste with a touch of sweetness,a slight slickness to the mouthfeel. Very well done for this underated brewery

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 31, 2005
12 oz bottle. Maroon-walnut with a smallish flat tan head...nose lightly alcoholic, with cherry, peat smoke and apple making appearances, sweet...smooth, sugary, lightly smoky acerbic body, bit lactic, with touches of port and wood...moderate to full body, low carbonation. Not bad, but not taken with it either.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3180) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Sweet caramel malt and pear aroma. Deep brown murky color, with a creamy tan head. Heavily nutty flavor, with hazelnuts and pecans over cream and butter. Palate is wicking, almost immeadiately evaporating and dissapating, but for a Scottish Ale respectable. Unfortunately, at the end over the dry nutty smack a blast of stryofoam.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Ruddy brown opaque pour with a nice even head, slightly creamy in nature. Specks of yeast distort the ruddy color and detract from the overall appearance. The nose is pleasant with hints of apricot and pear, and the flavor is light and airy with a hint of nutty cheese and light coffee. The finish is slightly weak, as the alcohol feels as though it evaporates the lingering malts right off the tongue.


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