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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2014
12oz bottle pours with a deep amber body that supports a billowing infected looking tan head (but this is not an infection). The aroma offers up caramel, sweet wort, molasses, a dash of sweet cherry like fruity esters and some faint graham cracker notes. The taste has a pretty rich mix of caramel malts, molasses, sweet maltiness and a dash of earthy malts. Toward the finish it picks up additional sweet dark fruity ester notes of brown sugar dusted dates and figs. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (2372) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 21, 2014
12oz Bottle pours a deep redish brown with only a few bubbles. Aroma of sweet woody malts, lightly toasted. Malty soft woody flavors, with a little astringency. Very little bitterness and a woody sweet trailer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
rproff78 (82) - - MAY 31, 2014
Pretty good scotch ale. Madison river makes some good brews. Try it!!!!!!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10906) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle from Bullwinkle’s Liquor in West Yellowstone, MT. Pours dark ruddy amber with a slight white head. Light smoky malty aroma. Med body or better. Flavor is smoky, rather dark/treacly malt. Not any particularly identifiable hop. Finishes rather less than dry.

   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 (34595) - 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 (420) - 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 (10841) - 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 (5793) - 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 (10873) - 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.

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