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RATINGS: 716   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!

KajII's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Bottle. The pour was a murky medium brown with a small (less than 1 finger) light brown frothy head that did not have the greatest retention but was able to produce a somewhat fair lacing. The aroma was very malty of a dark roasted bread malt and a sweet leathery yeast with a hint of caramel, plums and a moderate alcohol odor. The taste was sweet and malty with a hint of caramel and toffee from the onset and then had a slight medicine flavor with a strong plum wine presence that was quite boozy at the end. The flavor lasted an average time on the palate but left you with a strong alcohol warming feel that lasted a bit longer. Mouthfeel was medium in body with a watery texture that was slightly dry at the finish, with a nice soft carbonation. Overall a sweet enticing brew, with a strong alcohol flavor that will most definitely rock your world if you drank too much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dervock (972) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2016
Can - pours dark amber. Aroma is honey, grainy malt and wheaty. Taste is sweet malt upfront and into the finish. Finish has grainy honey notes.

   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.

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