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RATINGS: 667   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (1847) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 10, 2013
Press a dark copper color. Aromas are somewhat muted. Dark fruits, caramel, some peat. Flavors are sweet and malty with some smoke. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1359) - Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Appearance: clear ruddy brown, with one finger of creamy tan head. Aroma: caramel, toffee, molasses, cardboard. Taste: nutty and sweet, with notes of caramel and brown sugar, some dark fruit, and brown bread. Finish: lingering sweet caramel and toffee, with a bit of burnt cardboard and pumpernickel. Notes: Not bad. Pretty rich and sweet.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gethinbeer (2206) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2013
Mahogany/amber pour with a white head. Fruity malt aroma. Caramel malt flavour. Sweet whisky hints. Smooth chocolate finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bwyu (37) - - SEP 26, 2013
Sherry or port-like alcohol to start. Chocolate notes with a hoppy spicy dry finish. a tasty beer overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (882) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
On tap at Rogue Public House, SF. Dark reddish brown colour with a short light brown head. Complex and evolving taste led by chocolate into notes of plum and anise. A faint smokiness lurks at the edges. Different to the other beers of this style I’ve had, but in a good way. Enjoyed it.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdavidh (154) - California, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Great burgundy color with not a lot of aroma. Very tasty though - lots of bready and nutty malts. Slight fruitiness from the minimal hops. Quite sweet on the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hershiser2 (1232) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2013
$5.29 Bomber Bottle from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours brown, small off-white head. Smells of toffee, raisins, caramel. Tastes of strong caramel, some funk, and has a light sourness. Unmemorable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maltman53 (386) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Pours Ceylon tea color, nice head and lasting lace, malt-forward on the nose and palate, subtle hops and dried apricot fruit leather on the middle palate, but lacks depth of flavor - like Oskar Blues Scotch Ale has - and finishes a little dry. A nice beer but room for improvement.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vestlake (144) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Pours a dark amber with very little head. Aroma is malty and slightly fruity. Taste is malty with some smokiness and roast flavors as well. I didn’t really enjoy the taste of this as much as I thought I would, too much smokiness and roasted flavor for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (3055) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Good Scotch ale on tap at Commons Ale House in Santa Monica, nutty, toasty, cereal, good.


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