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RATINGS: 681   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ngejo (470) - 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 (5566) - 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 (1156) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (6187) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
Sample at WWT IV. Thin white head. Hazy amber pour. A decent scotch beer but nothing special

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrHangover (3049) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
Bottle @ WWT IV, courtesy of Benzai. Pours a clear amberish pour with a medium sized off white head on top. Aroma is very buttery, malty, sirupy and not very appealing. Flavor is basically the same, a bit buttery and very malty and sweet. Mouthfeel is a bit dry.. not so nice overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (6141) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
Bottle shared at WWT IV. Pours hazy amber brown with a ring white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, overripe dark fruit, light raisin. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9548) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
Bottle @ WWT IV. Clear dark copper color, average sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, sweetish, a touch of caramel, a touch of leaves. Decent body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tognetta (182) - Campinas, BRAZIL - APR 15, 2015
Coloração ambar escura, quase marrom, turva. Espuma bege, se desfez rapidamente no copo. Aroma misto de caramelo, pinho, levemente amadeirado. Paladar com dulçor médio, trouxe notas de gramínea, um sabor ainda novo para mim em uma cerveja . Corpo médio, na minha percepção intensificado pelo teor alcoólico. Aftertaste trás um leve amargor, mas o dulçor se destaca. Um sabor bem diferente do que já havia provado, agradável!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5390) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 14, 2015
Draft at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a hazy reddish brown with a thin broken white head. The aroma is sweet malt, rich fruit. The flavour is moderate sweet with a big warm resin woody hop, sweet cherry trifle palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartzluke (84) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Poured from a bomber from room temp into two goblets. Strong head, but quickly dissipates. Moderate lacing. Deep red-brown color. Nose is strong caramel and toffee. Taste is same with a strong sweetness up front and a quickly-fading aftertaste. Overall pretty tasty, but lacks complexity. I enjoyed it.


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