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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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bolt (117) - Boulder Creek, California, USA - JUN 4, 2002
Smells like milk chocolate... very smooth and enjoyable scotch type ale. It was a nice addition to last nights evening of catfishing at the lake.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
heykevin (1277) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 25, 2002
Wow this is the Scottish ale I’ve been looking for for a long time. Immediately after opening the bottle and pouring a goregous malty smell as well as alcohol came at me and then in the flavor there is a goregous malt taste with some piney spiciness, that is very enjoyable. Alcohol is well hidden in the taste. Nice sweet flavor without being cloying, which I find in many Scottish ales I’ve had. Too bad I only brought one back from San Francisco.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KansOfBeer (2) - Sebastopol, California, USA - MAR 16, 2002 does not count
I like this one a lot. great taste, well hidden alchohol, yet has a little bit of bite. Nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2002
Very deep red color with little head. Strong aroma of scotch and pine. Eminently quaffable for an 8% brew. Lots of scotch, peat, and a bit more pine in the flavor. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kdblove9999 (12) - auburn, California, USA - AUG 21, 2001

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joet (2224) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 9, 2001
Oh my god! Some grass and I know this sounds bad but it’s good *paint* in the nose. Incredible. Spicy. Is that peat? Tastes like scotch and with a nice bite that elaborates as it warms. It also hammers hard. Surprisingly excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 23, 2001
Deep toasted caramel flavors with a touch of peat, as is fitting for a beer in the Scottish style. Very drinkable at 7% abv, and excellent overall.


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