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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11681) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2006
22oz bottle acquired in trade with DarkElf (thanks!). Poured a deep and lightly cloudy amber color with a huge, huge sized off white head. This one poured almost all head. Lots of little floaters. Aromas of peat, toffee, earth, and caramel. Tastes of caramel, light peat, light chocolate, and toffee. Not overly complex but enjoyable. I expected the body to be fizzy and overcarbonated from the loud psst upon opening and huge head, but it wasn’t. Alcohol content well hidden.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2006
Bodl. Sweetmalts coriander, spices, iced tea aroma. Amber beer with big beige head. Medicinal herbal sour flavor. old/oxidized/infected? bitter. no roast or good hops flavor. drainpour unfortunately.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
marvinpontiac (117) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - JUL 31, 2006
Lighter in color than most of the other scotches I’ve tried recently - kind of copper/mahogany. The 8% alcohol is well masked and the malty sweetness is overpowering. Little to no hop aroma/bitterness to speak of.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 22, 2006
Copper colored with a small head. Sweet hop aroma and flavor. Light carbonation with a buttery feel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3639) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Sigh...yet another Scotch Ale that calls itself Kilt Lifter, Kilt Tilter, Off-Kilter, etc. 22 ounce bomber purchased at Town and Country in West Springfield, MA. Banana yeasts, some cidery notes also present in the aroma. I smell a little sweetness as well, a little butterscotch/diacetyl. Somewhat acidic nose, though. Moderately hazy amber-ish color with a small, quickly dissipating off-white head. Kind of light in color for a scotch ale. Some acidic, lightly astringent notes to start, which turn sweeter, with butterscotch and caramel notes. Finishes grainy, cereal-like, and a bit smoked. The alcohol is well-hidden, but this is just off.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2006
Aroma:caramel and light sour acidity.... Appearance:Clear brown,light head.. Flavor:Caramel,light sour-acidity (infected)... I think with no infection this beer will be great...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2006
Coke brown- small tan head-nose rich clean malt, toffee- taste of malts, chocolate, nuts slightly bitter, smoky brown sugar – medium body - aftertaste short sweet

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebaldwizard (1206) - Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2006
This beer is just...nice. Very original I would say, but nothing really stands out, just a very interesting take on a scotch ale. The pour is nice, with an off white head on top of the brown body. The aroma is light and full of malty sweetness. The mouthfeel of this brew is thin, but the taste is nice. It is light and sweet with plenty of malt coming through. Nothing to complain about or rave about. For an 8% ABV, and at this price, this is a nice brew of which to have a few

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5419) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 27, 2006
Not very good. Pours a brown color. Fruit and brown sugar flavors with some bitterness. Not terrible, but nothing I would want to try again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChazMania (668) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 22, 2006
22oz bottle. I have had this a few times, and it’s been good each pour. I just had a Scottish Tennents Velvet which was marginal at best, so having this thick full bodied Ale is a winner. It certainly has the punchy roasty thing and I can taste the alcohol. The finish is lasting and warm.

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