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RATINGS: 164   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavoleBomb (1522) - 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 (4617) - 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 (11234) - 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 (4668) - 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 (1377) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidelis83 (2196) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Pours a hazy copper tinted brown with a thin, creamy beige head. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel, toasted nuts, woody notes, a touch of fruit and roast. Flavor is full of toasted nuts, toffee and woody malt notes up front, some tree fruit, dark caramel, a little roast, earth and herbal hops. Palate is medium bodied, with a slick to syrupy entry, off dry and oily finish and light, but fairly sharp carbonation. Decent, nicely malty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3961) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Bottle. Poured a dark plum color with medium beige head. Small amt of lacing. Aromas is nice and hoppy for a scotch. Tons of grapes, cherry juice, blegian sugar, various sweet malts. Taste is a cherry candy flavor, bready caramel, amaretto, Has a nice hop bite at the end once the sweet flavors hit you.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1936) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours a cloudy deep amber with a thin white head. Aroma is a candi-sugar sweetness and friuty esters. Lots of thick sweet caramel malts, toasted malts, and hints of fruits and chocolate in the flavor with a bit more butterscotch.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Reddish brown color with a fizzy tan head. Both the aroma and taste have a strong roasted malt presence with a hint of brown sugar, a light smokiness and a mildly dry finish. The body is very light but also smooth which makes this a rather mild brew and a nice change of pace for the typical scotch ale.


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