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RATINGS: 715   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   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!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dollarbill (13) - , California, USA - DEC 16, 2009
Well done, considering how well the ABV is masked. I’m not sure that I would make a habit of this, however... it’s good, but just not what I want from a beer at this point in time. Would it be fair to describe this as a malty session beer with extra alcohol? I wasn’t careful when I poured it, so there may have been some trub on the bottom of the bottle that got stirred up a little, as it is hazy in my glass. No head to speak of, and the carbonation seems to be less than most store beer I can recall. Not a bad beer, but I am in a phase where I like more hop flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2016
650 ml bottle, as Moylan’s Scotch Ale, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 8.0%. Golden reddish brown colour, large off-white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and woodwork, hints of dark dried fruits and red wine vinegar. Malty flavour, notes of caramel and dark dried fruits again, very moderate hops. Smooth to drink. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holmen1 (4814) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2016
Fra flaske på Mi2 Cardinal, aug-16: uklar brunlig med kort skum. Sparsomt humlet (men heldigvis ingen røykmalt å spore). Karamell, halvråtne røde bær. Kjedelig avslutning. Didn’t it the spot for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (2873) - NORWAY - SEP 1, 2016
From bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 29.08.16. Copper. Off-white head. Aroma and taste of dark syrup, toffee, berries and alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badhack (518) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Copper red in color. Very, very malty. A little bread crust, brown sugar Sweet with good balance. Hops to balance. Slightly boozy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
melush (2838) - SPAIN - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle 65cl @ Cervezas Diferentes, Coslada, Spain. A: Amberish brown. T: Roasted malt, caramel, raisins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Night_Cap (116) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2016
Can 500ml. Served at cellar temperature. Pours copper with a red tint. Head is off-white, averaged sized and quickly dissipates. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of burnt toffee, milk chocolate, figs and glazed cherries. Flavour is smooth with a light earthy bitterness, lightly toasted malts, milk chocolate, burnt brown sugar, nuts, raisins and tea leaves. Medium bodied with light carbonation and an average length finish. A little thin and one dimensional, but not a bad winter warmer by any means.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHIG (4670) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 24, 2016
Draft: Poured a reddish brown with tan head. Aroma and taste is not very complex, super malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DwarfeD (2718) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1529) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (3933) - 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.

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