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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!


ZepolK's rating

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Musty, damp malt, slightly pungnet aroma that pours out dark brown/orange. Small head with strong oily lacing. Flavor is complex, maybe too complex. I don’t know if I am just not used to this brew style or I just don’t like this beer. Certainly not the best offering from Moylans.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"great looking beer on the pour. heavy peat tones, sweet, alcohol nose. Same on the palate. A little sweet, a little smokey. As with Sacsquatch, the lack of consistency prevents me from giving it a really good score, but that’s it. you can count on the quality from the tap, just not the bottle."

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
flyingdodo10 (2) - - SEP 24, 2014 does not count
i really liked the malty flavor of this ale. poured a nice head and gave a great appearance of dark amber. went well with dinner.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1820) - - 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 (1710) - 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 (235) - 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 (1615) - 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 (6596) - 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 (327) - 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.


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