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RATINGS: 159   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 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 (2003) - 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 (3437) - 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 (1853) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (1583) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Deep brown with brilliant red hues. Aroma is sweet toasted malt, light roasted malt, brown sugar, molasses, and light peat-like smoke. Sweet, fruity, toasted malt up front that fades to light roasted malt. Lightly dry. Finishes with a little hops and mild residual roast and fruit. Smooth and easy to drink. Dig it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Pours cloudy dark brown, thin head. A wonderful malt aroma - sweet, hints of dark fruit. Heavy body, light hop bitterness & alcohol burn. Tastes lightly sweet or maybe not cloying, good maltiness. Not bad

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2011
12oz bottle, as an extra. I must have gotten a bad bottle, cause this was horrific. I’m not sure of the ABV on this one, but the booziness was so over powering, and the bottle on top of it was oxidized and sherrified, and anything else putting off a crap aroma and taste. That’s all this was. I hope to try it again to re-review this one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4544) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Thanks to GhostFace for this one as an extra. Cheers, Neal! Pours dark cola brown with some red highlights. Nose is slight smoke, dark malt, hint of vinegar and maybe some oxidation. Flavor is similar- dark malts, some dark fruit, a hint of smoke, and some tartness. Finish is somewhat tart in this light-bodied scotch ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sherm1016 (1177) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a reddish brown color with a thin, off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, bread. Medium on the palate with fizzy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, a little smokey, with a slightly tart finish.


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