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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
A traditional scotch ale, caramel and malt sweetness dominates the palate. A full bodied ale thatís higher in alcohol content than most, making it a great after dinner sipper, but definitely not for the mild at heart.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beermansteve (12) - , New Hampshire, USA - JUN 27, 2008
just as the description says, its a great after dinner sipper. Instead of desert, the beer fan at Millyís can grab a Bos Scotch Ale and get a little extra out of it that a piece of cake cant match

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tekstr1der (340) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 25, 2016
One of my favorite styles, but interpretations seem to vary wildly. This pours a really nice dark garnet color, but unfortunately develops no head. Looks syrupy coming out of the bottle (this does not scare me). I dumped aggressively into a tulip and only had a few seconds of tan foam. Oh well, the color is great. Aroma is rather subdued, with rich, smoky malt forward, and some booze alongside. Flavor is better, but very unbalanced. I enjoy malty goodness balanced by hops, and hoppy goodness balanced by malt. However, somehow this brew is too sweet, yet at the same time has too much hops - almost as much hops as some American strong ales or barleywines. Thatís not conducive to the style. Cloying mouthfeel, which would be okay if not for the hop loadout. Anyhow, finishes cleaner than expected, and while it seems impossible that Iíd be able to finish this bomber tonight due to lack of drinkability, this stuff sure feels like itíll get you drunk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2541) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Pours a two finger khaki head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Black color, no highlights. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light malt nose and flavor is light sweet caramel. The 10.0% ABV is hidden, light bitter aftertaste. $7.49 for a 22oz bottle from Hannaford Supermarket Concord, NH.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (501) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Keg pour at Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival. Aroma is strong, dominant caramel with some fruit and cereal malt. Appearance is dark brown (like root beer) with mild sparkle. Taste is quite sweet, but not overly so. Palate is medium bodied, average carbonation, has liquor in the finish. Overall, this is exactly as advertised with caramel and malt sweetness dominating. Definitely more of a dessert beer or specialty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (5318) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Pours dark mahogany into a tulip. Sickly head recedes to hug rim. Sweet caramel and dark pit fruit aromas. Medium bodied with sweet roasted nuts and hot caramel front to back. Mild bitter and sour earthy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (2449) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Bottle from Un Dun. Dark garnet reddish brown with lasting ring head and lace. Woody earthy herbal boozy aroma. Sweet mildly toasted caramel ripe cherries and nuts with herbal boozy long finish. Full body. Soft mouthfeel. Very good. I was in a hurry. Gotta let it warm up a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
puboflyons (2905) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 28, 2014
From the 650 ml bottle. Millyís/Stark Brewing has recently started bottling some of its regular brews like this one. The pour is dark reddish-brown with a short lasting tan head. Aroma of sweet vibrant malt and molasses. Medium body. The taste is a powerful barley malt flavor with a lasting bitter bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (19897) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Draft at the source. Clear amber brown color, medium white head. Aroma of boozy molasses. Taste is sweet shoo fly pie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9189) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Tap at Millyís in Manchester, NH. Really nice brew - sweet caramel and fruit, and some alcohol heat to make it interesting. I enjoyed this one - probably the best one I tried this evening.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (5770) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Draft from brewpub. Deep amber color in the pint. Great retention. Nose is a nice malt and sugar. Excellent flavors of caramel, candy sugar and some fruity German hops. This really is worth a try if you are in this part of NH. The hops balance the sweetness. I donít taste the ABV at all. Very nice blend. Peter does a great job with this style. Well done!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (12371) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2010
A dark clear reddish brown ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, light molasses and maple, some light dark fruits. In mouth, maple extract, woody notes, molasses, a bit of alcohol warmth, not bad, but more like a dunkelbock, with all these fruity esters. On tap at the brewpub, April 5, 2010.

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