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RATINGS: 664   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!


Vikingbrew's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2010
On tap. Dark copper color with white head. Clear. Rich sweet malt. low hops. Mild alcohol warmth. Very balanced and good.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1254) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle from Marketplace Alehouse and Deli, Doncaster. Clear, reddy amber. Thin, lasting, off white head. Sweet, spicy malt. Some vanilla. Taste is vanilla sweet. Spicy dry. Bit of chew on the palate. Finishes light dry. Still some sweet on the close. Not normally my thing, but I enjoyed this.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mintzmeet (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Good fruity (cherry) aroma.great flavor. Caramel malts. Acidic apple. Grassy. Roasted grains.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBaboon (1555) - FINLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Pours dark copper with little off-white head. Aroma is caramel, fruity and acidic. Flavour is caramel, medium sweet and bread.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkaiser (5) - - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
This beer is one of the best Kiltlifters I have tried. It is very smooth and easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
novice101 (308) - - AUG 6, 2014
This was a much better beer that I was expecting, loads and loads of malts, caramel, with a bit of smoakyness and vanilla.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6459) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle. Thx karstenborg. Pours hazy mahogany with a creamy off white head. The aroma is juniper, biscuits, crackers, malt, hops and berries. The flavor is fruity with berries, biscuits, malt and sweet caramel. Light sourish note.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Karstenborg (230) - DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Brown unclear with a creamy head. Aroma is malt, toffee, carmel and nutts. Taste is generally sweet, bready, with lots of caramel, a bit of alcohol warmth and hop bite at the end. Good version of the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (5370) - Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2014
22 oz bottle at home from backlog notes 07. Pours a clear amber brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel, light peat, fig/date fruity character, the nose was weaker, some earthy bitterness, this missed the mark in my opinion.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (6208) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2014
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark amber colour with a small head. Aroma of bread, sweet caramel and some wet earth. Flavour of sweet caramel, chocolate, earthiness, mild berries, alcohol and some mild butterscotch notes. Medium bodied and low carbonation. Alcohol warms. Dry bready finish. Way too sweet for me.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Inbreak (2074) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2014
09.06.2014, 0,65l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is lightly sweet, caramel malts, nuts, grass, "knekk", wet grain, hay, weeds. Taste is slightly harsh grassy, caramel malts, grass, roasted grain, weeds, hay, nuts, bark. Medium bitterness, harsh mouthfeel. Meh!


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