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RATINGS: 653   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!


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Meilby (6453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle 650ml @ Hotel Room, Extended Stay America, Carlsbad, CA
Pours clear amber/brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, cooked vegestable and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long caramel and cooked vegestable finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1316) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Dark amber in color. Somewhat sweet with lots of caramel. I like the style but this was a bit too sweet even for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (2587) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Tap. Pours clear reddish amber, medium creamy off white head, nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, grass. Flavor is caramel, toffee, grass. Light body.

2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
sjohnny (343) - - AUG 2, 2013
Herbal, sweet fruit and slight citrus aroma. Pours cloudy dark coppery color with a thick lingering off white head. Malty. Slightly sour. Grassy. Harsh bitterness on the finish. Not all that good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (3833) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2013
650ml bottle pours a rich amber color with a finger of off-white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is herbal with some grass and caramel. Taste is a grassy and herbal bitterness with a malty sweetness. Flavors don’t seem to be balanced and something is a little off. Still, this beer fits the style and is typical of a scotch ale and worth a try.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gmb5127 (229) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2013 Very drinkable beer with a malty taste. Lacks a strong taste and the taste that is there disappears quickly. Nothing special.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle @ Epic Beer Fest Denver 2013. Pours a dark amber orange appearance with an off white head. Some veggie, caramel, light toffee in the nose. A bit more veggie in the flavor along with some caramelized sugars, bread, and a touch of fruit. Didn’t really like this one.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Pours a deep ruby with a couple bubbles of tan head. Aromas of cherry, licorice, and alcohol. Bland maltiness rules the tongue, leaving behind a long, sticky finish that tastes like cherries. Big, thick, and sticky. Not bold enough for a scotch ale, but it was far from repulsive.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertholomeus (546) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Pours a reddish brown with frothy off white head. Malt, spices, fruit and alcohol aromas. Fruit, roasted malts, spices, bread and caramel flavors. Bold taste with a slight bitterness and a dry finish. Different but very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2013
22oz bottle served in a Duvel tulip. A - Pours a clear ruby brown color with a soapy of-white head. Very pretty beer. S - Rich toasted grains, cherries and apples, sharp alcohol, raisins. T - Toasted malts, sweet brown bread, caramel, hints of wood, cherries soaked in rum, lots of green figs, raisins, walnuts, reminds me of fruit cake. Some bittering hops are detectable but subtle, tannins come through toward the finish. M - Medium wet body with a semi-dry finish. Low carbonation. A good sipper. Lots of breadiness and I like the fruit aspect as well. The malt was there but seemed shallow. The fruit and bread was the showcase. Very clean but the tannins helped out with that. I wouldn’t call it bold but a good drinker for the price. Serving type: bottle 11-18-2012


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