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RATINGS: 710   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   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!


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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlbeer (553) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Tap. Dark red pour. Smells of roasted malts. Tastes of roasted malts and caramel with a smooth finish. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHIG (4381) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 24, 2016
Draft: Poured a reddish brown with tan head. Aroma and taste is not very complex, super malty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DwarfeD (2438) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2016
650ml bottle shared with friends. Hazy amber brown with a small slightly off-white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Malty bitterness with subtle sweet tones. Malts, caramel, yeast, spices and raisin. Mediocre, I’ve expected more.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1426) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2016
Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, clove and and spice. Taste is an almost chewy malts, caramel and licorice . Appearance is a clear brown with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (3707) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle from Boise Co-op. Dark amber/ brown color with frothy head. Normal earthy, peaty aroma, but flavor comes off as a bit sweet, molasses and brown sugar. Mild bittersweet finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (9019) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Draft at the brewery. Pours a clear amber color with a small beige head that settles into a ring. Notes of caramel, brown sugar, toasted malts, earth, old fruits, toffee, and dead leaves. Medium-bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a sweet, sticky mouthfeel with a bit of a spoiled-like off note. Could be okay but it’s a bit off. Sub-par for the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (8283) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2016
Draft at the brewpub. Reddy amber coloured pour with a lasting cream frothy head. Aroma is sweet raisin, nutty malts, some alcohol. Flavour is composes of cakey, toffee, nutty, raisin and dried fruits. Palate is sweet, little cloying, grainy. OK. Malty beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (11246) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 14, 2016
[2/1/16] Draught at Moylan’s Brewery in Novato. Deep amber-brown. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, some fruitiness. Sweet flavor, with caramel, toffee, buttery note, and a slightly bitterish finish with a light alcohol note. Medium-bodied.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (11035) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
Draft - Sweet caramel and some almost red berry notes. Clear copper with a decent white head. Light grains, caramel and a bit of vegetal notes.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VsXsV (3854) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2016
Draught at Moylans. Almost clear copper liquid with small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruit, light smoke and toffee. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of grain, light smoke and caramel. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Quite grainy. Forgettable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (3959) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Draft at source. Strong malty sweet and caramel nose. Very clear deep orange red with a small white head. Taste is incredibly malty up front with a hint a roast in finish. Light butterscotch. Decent.


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