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RATINGS: 688   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


DANEgerous' rating

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DANEgerous (93) - Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Aroma: Nothin to write home about but at least it is fairly distinguishable not of toasted oats an hay. Almost like a far without any of the more er... negative odors. Appearance: a murky burnt orange that reminds me of "The University of Texas" decent off white head Taste: Sharp tinge of hops that quickly fades in to a sweet almost candy like taste Palate: Typical not thin at least, nice. Overall: this is not one to drink ice cold, the longer i let it sit the better it got i noted this and my second which was nearly room temp was far nicer. The colder it is the more sweet is is and at cold temps it can e like a mouth full of sugar


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (12885) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2015
Keg at the Taphouse CPH, Day 3 of RBESG ’15, 22/08/15. Clear amber topped with a decent beige swirl. Nose is sweet malt, candied fruit rinds, spice, biscuit notes. Taste comprises fruit jam, candy bar, tangy fruit shreds, light spice, malt. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok for style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (14262) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2015
Tap @ Taphouse, Copenhagen. Light hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and toffee. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 190815

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (8316) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2015
From tap at Taphouse. Hazy orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, caramel and fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (465) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle from Safeway in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is raisin bread, toffee, brown sugar. Taste is smooth, mild chocolate, raisin bread. Wasn’t expecting a whole lot from this but thoroughly enjoyed. Solid stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
George999 (244) - Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2015
From the bottle the pour is dark brown and cloudy, the aroma is sweet and malty, the taste is milk chocolate good carbonation, a full mouth feel and solid carbonation. Overall a good beer, good chocolate from the Scotch but not overly strong Scotch beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (4985) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
8th May 2015: in a flight of six at the excellent Brewhouse, San Juan Capistrano, Orange County, Caramel red body with a mild smokiness to the malty nose and flavours. Decent, but didn’t lift my kilt enough to score it uber highly.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swanmann (668) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - APR 20, 2015
Dark iced tea color with amber orange hue, pale tan foam dissipating fairly quickly, a bit of pine in the nose along with intense caramel, toffee, chocolate, tastes of chocolate, coffee (not espresso), roasty, almost lactic, buttery, some pine, a touch of syrup and gently acidic in the finish, creamy mouthfeel, heavier side of medium bodied, I likey.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ngejo (567) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - APR 19, 2015
Tap. Clear, amber, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & abrupt finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
caesar (5828) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2015
Bottle @ WWT IV, small sample. Slight hazy amber color, short head. Aroma of whole grain cookie, toffee, bit vegetable. Bit sweet in taste, slight bitter. Bit thin. Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maakun (1640) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
Bottle at WWT tasting. Amber with small white head. Light grains and nuts, honey, curry, some herbs. Medium sweet with light herbal bitter finish. Medium bodied. Nothing special.


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