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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A Scottish "90/-" ale. Brewed only once a year, this ale is rich and full with a dryness that is beautifully balanced with a classic malt sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgncc (2830) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Nice aroma, fruity, malty, bread like, caramel, some cocoa. Color like Coca Cola, brown, with red tint, slightly translucent. Decent tan head. Taste is fruity up front, caramel, malts, toasted malt in particular. Very nice. The finish is low on hops, but has a nice warming alcohol effect. Good medium thick mouthfeel. This is the only time the alcohol comes out of hiding in this beer. Very nicely crafted, a good example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Bottle thanks to Cletus. Pours a amber brown in color, small tan head. Aromas of grape, cranberry, and other fruit notes. Flavors are fruity, toasted malts, brown sugar, and some vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevin (2089) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 20, 2008
dark red maroon with a lasting head. aroma is grape, raisin, and cranberry with a sherry scent.dusty plum old ale flavor. a light cocoa and cinnamon and banana finish. not a fucking scotch imo but i like it . good toasted sugars. 5 7 7 4 16

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark brown cola body with 3 finger tan head. Sweet dark malt, peat, caramel, and light scotch. Toasted malt, light woodiness with a roasty malt and a dry finish. A light alcohol warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9946) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Bomber shared by aplusbreaks poured a clear brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of grape, toasted malt, plum, vanilla and light wood. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of grape, toffee, toasted malt and light vanilla with a smooth malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Haslinger (865) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2008
22 ounce bottle. A nice amber color. VEry good aroma of caramel and some hops. THe taste is nice and sweet some definite brown sugar. I like this one a lot. Probably my favorite Middle Ages this far

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Bottle shared with Gestapo and Afire- Dark amber brown with a decent tan foam head. Nose-Earthy caramel malts with a slight roast. Carries into the pallet-Bread and smooth malts with a nice earthen quality, some sweetness and well balanced. I liked this one, good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Brewed in the USA, Courtesy of the Devonshire Knights !! Pours a brown / amber color with a small lasting tan head. Aroma of sweet brown sugar and caramel. Taste is very very sweet with a warm bread / caramel flavor. Not bad, and the 9% is pretty well hiddden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2008
22oz bottle shared with BeerGestapo and The_Captain. Dark brown, some garnet around the edges, with a foamy tan head. Smells of caramel, smoke, earthy. Taste is earthy and bready, brown sugar, some smoke. Syrupy body, a bit too sweet and thick to really enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2008
Hazy chestnut colour with a tan head. vague roasted, caramel sweet aroma with fruity and hoppy notes and hints of vanilla. Roasted and caramel sweet flavor with dark fruity notes.

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