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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3542) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 10, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and fruit. Taste is malt, dark cherries, caramel, and some smoke. Pleasant to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmcgavin12 (490) - Madison, USA - FEB 2, 2013
A bit weak aroma despite the deep scotch color. Taste is sweet and rich with hints of alcohol and lots of malt. Finishes with a bit of greasy but good finish. Good WI scotch ale

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
doubelknv3 (990) - Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Biscuit, fruity, and caramel aroma. Brown, off white head, mild lacing. Caramel, mild roast, mild alcohol, and mild hippiness. Sweet with mild bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOne (221) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2012 Poured a nice mahogony red. Thin off white head. Minimal aroma (possibly due to over-chilling,... not my doing.) Taste provides a very nice sequence - toasty at first, then a touch of sweet hits the tongue, wrapped in a subtle hop finish. Very drinkable. ...Rerating 11/27 - Get one that’s not over chilled... Nice head dissipating to a thin foam haze on top, lacing on the glass. Aroma - still faint but dark baked banana bread.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Poured into a snifter. 4.0 A: Faintly hazed (I think) deep plum/mahogany color. Two fingers of frothy/creamy beige head. Retention is pretty good and a short ring of lacing is left. 4.5 S: Tons of caramel with a good bit of toffee behind it. Sweet, like it should be. A little bit of toastiness. Raisiny fruitiness with sugary candied cherries. Very nice. 4.0 T: Again lots of caramel, toffee, and sweetness. This isn’t cloying in the least though. It’s sweet, but well balanced. Raisin, plum, and cherry fruitiness. Only mildly sugary in the taste. Toasty with the slightest touch of smoke. Again, very nice. 4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy. Good here, but I’d prefer a bit more creaminess. 4.0 D: Supremely drinkable and a damn good scotch ale. I had the bourbon barrel version of this and it sucked, so I guess it was the barreling that was fucked up and not the base beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-31-2012 22:05:57

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (3921) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Aroma is very malty and medium nutty. The flavor is malts, mild sweetness, fruit and a mildly smooth, slightly hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9940) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of carmel, tofgfee, molases, light dark fruit and light peat. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee, molasses and light peat smoke with a smooth lingering molasses finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3764) - Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2012
12 ounce bottle pours an amber color, aromas of light sour cherry, sweet malt, light caramel, and some light smoke. Flavors follow the aromas, nice little beer that has a slight booziness as the beer warms.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeinDahlem (1329) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2012
From a bottle opened in 2010. Pretty ruby-brown color and lacy beige head. This bottle has sour cherry in the nose with the caramel, almost a lactic tartness. Tart and dry taste, light-bodied and lively. Would be a credible Flemish brown but I doubt that was the intention... but I rate based on what I enjoyed, not what the brewer intended.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2012
12oz bottle. deep brown pour with red/purple hues. sweet malt aroma, dark fruits and some hops. flavor closely follows the aroma. liquid is on the thin side but this one still is decent.


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