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RATINGS: 688   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Good Scotch ale on tap at Commons Ale House in Santa Monica, nutty, toasty, cereal, good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benfi (653) - DENMARK - AUG 17, 2013
Pours a beautiful reddish-golden brown with an off-white head. Light, malty aromas with hints of currant. Flavor starts like a rich barleywine and ends with a smooth nuttiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GJF (1371) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Dark amber with a creamy head, nice lacing. Aroma is malt and carmel, a bit nutty. Flavor is generally sweet, bready, with lots of caramel, a bit of alcohol warmth and hop bite at the end. Good version of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle, 22oz. A clear, dark amber beer with a dense, light beige head that lasts. There’s something almost dms-like in the aroma, with caramel, a faint roasted hint and some dried fruit, prunes mostly. There’s a little alcohol warmth in the mouth, it’s smooth on the palate and full bodied, with flavors of prunes, caramel and a faint bitterness. Rather sweet, with some puke like hints. Not sure about this one, but it certainly didn’t impress. 130813

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (6679) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle. Press brown with an off wrote head. Aroma of malt, caramel, nuts and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, grains, fruitiness, brown sugar and hay. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Meilby (9762) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (4762) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
sjohnny (422) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4891) - 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.

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