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RATINGS: 665   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!


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3.6
   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1234) - - SEP 8, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-29-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a deep amber/copper color with a one finger tan colored head. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading to leave a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the heavy of toasted grain and sweet dark fruit of raisin and prune. There is also a big and heavy boozy smell of a Scotch whisky as well as a lighter aroma of a toffee sweetness giving it a big and sweet boozy smell. Taste – The taste begins with a flavor of roasted malt and a brown bread taste. There is a big sweetness of caramel and brown sugar up front that transitions more toward a toffee like flavor as a buttery taste joins the flavor as well. Along this time some other sweeter dark fruit flavors of raisin and figs hit the tongue, with the first taste of a bit of alcohol mixed within. The alcohol is light with the dark fruits taking on a light rum soaked flavor with a slight amount of smoke also coming to the tongue to produce a somewhat whisky like boozy taste. Toward the very end some notes of a bittering earthy hop join the tongue and will all the other flavors leaves a rather sweet taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and smoother side with the carbonation level being lower to moderate side. The creamier body and thinner carbonation suit the style rather well with the smooth flavor at the end making for a very easy drinking brew. Overall – A sweet and tasty brew with a great drinkability at 8 % abv.. A nice drinker and one to try.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1332) - 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 (1558) - 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 (6480) - 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 (249) - 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 (5410) - 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 (6239) - 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.


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