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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!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35353) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2010

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ home.

[ Trade by cgarvieuk ]. Clear medium to dark amber color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, caramel, nutty, hay - chaff. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, caramel, nutty, malty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101018]

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (31494) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 26, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2007 Sample from bottle. Pours amber with white head. Aroma is malty but sadly also sour. Flavour is sour, citric and clearly infected. But has a distinct liqourice finish. Gets a decent rating based on what this could have been like without the infection.4-3-5-3-9=2.4

From bottle, no 28 at Papsoes blintasting. Pours hazy orange with a lacing white head. Mild chocolate aroma. Flavour is sweet an with a mild vanilla/chocolate blend. Ends with a sweet flavour and smooth chocolate.5-3-6-3-12=2.9

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29528) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2007 Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a thin orange head. The aroma is acidic with notes of herbs, caramel, and malt. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of caramel, but also a ligth acidity, leading to a dry fruity and acidic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25084) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2007 (Bottle 65 cl) Hazy, amber golden with a creamy, beige head. Sweetish, chocolatey nose. Medium body with sweet caramel notes and again notes of (milk)chocolate. Soft and smooth finish with basically no bitterness. Very pleasant. 301107

Earlier rating:
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of sk8viking. Very hazy, nutty brown with a dense, beige head. Sweetish malty with some acidity. Medium-bodied, sweetish with overripe fruit, some raisins and then an astringent acidity. Subdued bitterness. I’m afraid this one was infected. Sad. 7/2/4/2/10=2.5 230407

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21120) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2007 Bottle. Clear orange red coloured with an off white head. Sweet aroma of malts, caramel, liquorice and roasted bread. Sweet flavour of caramel, hops, pine needles, liquorice and dried fruits.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20670) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2009
Bottled@SBWF2009. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is fruits, wood, bready malts as well as some herbs and grass. Flavour is toffee, grass, wood, some mild herbal notes as well as mild floral hoppy bitterness. Finish is bittery fruity and greassy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19698) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2004
Bottled, thanks hopsrus! Deep copper colour, huge, lively head. Flowery toffee aroma with notes of raspberries. Sweet, fruity and full bodied. Thick and syrupy rather than firm. Grassy bitter finish. A bit raw.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16948) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2009
Draft @ Piaci Pub & Pizza, Fort Bragg, CA. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel and nutty aroma also some hints of dark fruit. Roasted malty caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a warming malty caramel and dark fruit finish with some hoppy hints.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (15420) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2012
21st August 2010
Clear brown beer, good light tan head. Light malty nose. Light dry palate. Dry malt with an edge to it, like bitter tea. A little orange hop underneath. A few minerals before an over dry finish. A bit to close to being hard work.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2007 2007-11-30, bottle at Papsø’s Blind Tasting, 6-3-6-3-13=31
Hazy amber color. Milk chocolate aroma. Good body, some sweet malty flavor, a lot of (sweet) caramel, reasonabe bitterness, light vegetables.

2007-04-23, bottle, 6-3-7-3-13=32
Hazy dark amber color. Tha aroma shows some infection. Quite good malt flavor, fresh, easily drinkable, a lot of sweet caramel (without being sticky), maybe some fruitness; but the light sourness makes me believe something went wrong with this bottle. Weird.


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