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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

triguy84's rating

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10760) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle. Raisin/cherry, light vinegar, caramel malt and straw aroma. Dark chestnut brown with large tan head. Moderately sweet raisin, caramel malt, and moderately bitter herbal hay/alcohol flavor. Nice body. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3710) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Light grain and cereal malts, light caramel. Clear, dark amber, small, creamy, off-white head. Intense caramel, biscuit, come coffee, dry, toasted malts, lively carbonation. Very nice palate, yet aroma is way too weak. Keg at The Old Fashioned, Madison, WI.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (2229) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 14, 2016
bottle to pint glass. poured a mahogany red color with off white head. slight lacing on the glass. the aroma is lightly roasted malts, caramel, slight toffee, the flavor is more of the same. this is a basic straight up scotch ale nothing fancy just a middle of the road solid flavor of a scotch ale. nice caramel sweet malt flavor tinges of toffee and slightly roasted malts. very drinkable and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackBeerPG (365) - Darien, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Taste: rich, semi sweet, malty, chocolate notes, spiced. roasty nose. Brown mostly clear with foamy head. Medium/full body. Pair well with many dishes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
George999 (410) - Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2016
From the bottle of the pour is clear and is very dark auburn in color, the head is an off white almost brown that lingers at a medium thickness, the aroma is very light scotch malts a little bit of barley, the taste is Carmel with some roasted barley notes, the finish is smooth creamy with a medium to thick mouthfeel

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
safhundos (9) - milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2016 does not count
Malty as a scotch ale should be. Slightly dry on the palate. Good taste profile. True to style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christpuncher (2833) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Nose of malt and alcohol. Very malty sweet flavor. Way too much malt for me. Pours reddish brown in color. Had in Madison

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GuenSmith (28) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Pours coffee colored with half inch of cream colored foam. Nose has notes of caramel, coffee, malt, oak, and spices. Palate is silky with slight effervescence in the mouth with a strong finish. Taste is pleasant with notes of chocolate, coffee, finishing strong with oaked bourbon. This is a great beer that can appeal to a wide variety of enthusiasts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWISLguy (2597) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2015
Bottle from Woodmans in the Falls. Pours amber colored with a bit of a head. Nose is all berries and heavy malts. Some earth. Taste is of sweet toffee, lotta earth, light berry and some peat. Medium to full bodied with alcohol. Finishes heavy and sweet, with earth. Shrug? Could be old, could be the style, or could just be not very good. 11.8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5686) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Brownish almost black pour from draft at Toefflers in new glarus. White creamy head. Sweet and malty scotchy flavor. Dank raisin aroma. Complex and very good

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