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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This is a Scotch ale like no other. The brewers use the finest smoked malt for flavor complexity and then combine it with roasted barley, and caramel malts for a rich distinctive and smoky flavor. These ingredients give it a deep, dark color with a smooth, rich finish that is surprisingly drinkable.

Biere_Dieu's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Biere_Dieu (6) - Calgary, Alberta, - FEB 28, 2013
To my palate a milder "dark" beer than I expected, bit more complexity on the palate but somewhat flat up front. A faint nuttiness on the nose, decent if you are looking for a less filling dark beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jdskinns (194) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2014
From notes. Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with off white head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Taste is sweet with some bitterness as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2013

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium orange amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light nutty. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a long duration, fruity malt, sweet malt, sugary malt, fruity, light apple, light earthy - smoke. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20131111]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoll (415) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, toffee,light fruittiness and a hint of smoke. Palate was light bodied slighly watery but smooth. Flavors of toffee, carmel, dark fruit and light smoke with a smooth lingering malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (9856) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2013
Clear dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and caramel. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. Somewhat thin for a 7 % ABV beer. 111113

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (5068) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2013
Dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, light smoke, light peat, wood. Flavor is malt, light sweet, wood, light smoke, caramel. Thin to medium body, lively carbonation. 111113

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (9845) - DENMARK - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle. Dark amber with small beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, dusty and bread. Flavour is malt, caramel, medium sweet, yeast, dark fruits and toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13458) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, notes of smoke, malt and hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foyle (190) - Wyoming, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Appearance: pours a 1" cream colored head that recedes slowly with moderate lacing. Color is a mostly clear deep red-brown. Moderate carbonation bubbles streaming through the body. Aroma: smokey roasted malts, cocoa, earthy hops Mouthfeel: light and watery with a somewhat dry finish. Flavor: dark roasted malt, toasted whole wheat bread crust, cocoa, a bit of earthy hop flavor, and a lingering smokiness in the middle and finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Reimer96 (1072) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
Pours a clear dark copper with a frothy and lacey off white head. Aroma of caramel, toast, slight smoke, honey and some light floral notes. Taste is caramel, toast, smoked malts, and honey. Palate is a bit thin and over carbonated. Really a nice Aroma to this one but just doesn’t play out well on the palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bahumat (76) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 24, 2013
From notes from Edmonton Craft Beer Festival: Buckwheat honey pour, thin head. Med sweet, grapefruit notes, caramel malt. Bitter finish.

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