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RATINGS: 717   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Robust and strapping, our Scotch Ale takes BIG Beers to a whole new level. Rich malt balances perfectly with delicate hops to provide a concentrated and intense flavor; an ideal companion for hearty foods, or as a meal unto itself. Allow this ale to warm slightly in your glass to enhance its truly bold character. Sharing is encouraged, as this is one beer that lives up to its name! Hey! No peeking! Slainté!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IndianaRed (3845) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 15, 2015
On tap deep reddish brown with a brief wispy tan head. Rather drab deep caramel peaty roast flavors. Very low carbination and a damp earthy character. Nothing stands out and rather boring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rproff78 (177) - - DEC 7, 2015
Very tasty scotch ale from Moylans brewing in California! Will buy it again!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjmoen (331) - - OCT 22, 2015
Pours a Ruby brown color with tan head. Good balance between malt and hop bitterness

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CryptLiquor (8) - oakland, California, USA - OCT 18, 2015 does not count
I’d suggest this beer to those fairly new to the beer world, possibly brought in by West Coast Style IPA’s, and looking for the next logical step away from the heavy hops use and into something still heavy but with slightly more flavor. This has become a staple at the big chain grocery store closest to you. It’s a helpful stepping stone but nothing truly unique.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBobCA (16) - Campbell, California, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Found quite drinkable and refreshing. Too many beers are really hopped up these days so it’s nice to find something with a pleasant malt backbone. My pallet is not that great but I know when I find a brewpub that I like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (538) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Draft. Opaque reddish-bronze color with minimal off-white head. Smokey malt, apple, and caramel in the nose with a hint of cinnamon. Rich malt with smokey notes upfront. Sweet malt and alcohol in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (6812) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2015
How: Draught.
Where: Taphouse, Copenhagen.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Caramel, butterscotch, malt, hops.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, raisin, butterscotch, bread, hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tandembrauer (1193) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2016 On tap at Taphouse, Copenhagen. Pours reddish amber with off-white head. Aroma of plums, horse radish, caramel. Re-rated 2016-08-29: Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy dark amber with off-white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, dark dried fruits. Tastes sweet with some bitterness. Full bodied. A bold malty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (11423) - Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2015
473ml can. Amber pour. Caramel and tart fruits aroma. Flavor is caramel and spice, not bad, glad they are moving away form bombers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (8696) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle@RBESG2015, Day 3, Copenhagen - pours hazy amber brown with a beige head. Sweet malty aroma and taste, brown sugar, caramel, dark dried fruits, some spices, medium body, bitter sweet spicy finish.

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