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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A rich and malty, slightly sweet Winter Ale. Skillful use of brown sugar, honey, and six malts contribute to complex, warming character of this brew. Available October through March.

Bitterness Units: 32
ABV: 6.0%
Date of Introduction: Winter of 1995
Malts: 2-Row, Wheat, Crystal, Chocolate, Caramel and Black
Hops: Nugget and Mt. Hood

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rotbart (155) - - MAR 29, 2013
NIce honey color with a long lasting white head and a fairly strong aroma og=f hops. Slightly sweet with a slight tinny but not overpowering finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chicowv (477) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2013
12 oZ bottle: pours chestnut brown thin head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of leather toasted malt sour yeast & resin hops. Tastes like a dishrag with caramel and some toffee thrown in to mask the flavored. Not fun or easy to drink. Not very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
czar (6011) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2013
on tap at parker pie, vt. cloudy dark golden with a small white head, little retention. faint fruitiness - banana esters, gum, very hint of smoke, some caramel and toasted malts, hint of spices. average carbonation, light body, slightly harsh, dry, herbal-grassy finish. meh.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (3509) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle. Smells like malt. Tastes slightly sweet slightly bitter. Medium hop feel and aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBeerFanatic (901) - Friona, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Been quite a while since I rated a scotch ale. Pours a lightly deep amber with a frothy head. Aromas of toffee, caramel, slight hint of bubblegum, slight banana, and light grain. Flavors of slight banana esters, light toffee, slight smoke, and light caramel. All the flavors are light. Leaves a slight smoke aftertaste, but not noticed much in the flavors or aroma. Lightly bitter and lightly sweet. Interesting off the beat brew than what I’m used to.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lightrider (326) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle into a goblet. Pour is a haze light brown, with a fine head. Aroma is heavy malt and bitter. Taste is a very thick malt base with a hard bitter edge. Finish is s nice malt. Very good ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NikkTwist (2091) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2013
UPDATED: APR 28, 2013 Draft at Tattooed Mom, then later the Khyber. Poured a slightly hazy light burnt sienna. Foamy white head. Does not strike me as a Scottish Ale at all. Burnt biscuits. Slight smoke. Mostly dry finish. Very drinkable but not exceptional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
60minuteman (1090) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Kind of a pale red color with some lace. Metallic and spicy malt. Nice fruity character. Disguised hop backbone. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MattShizzle (569) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle. Copper color - somewhat cloudy. Clean, malty aroma. Malty, roasty and slightly hoppy aroma. Pretty weak for a winter ale, really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 14, 2013
A drinkable beer. Mild flavors and not to heavy. Good for a seasonal but I’m not crazy about it.

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