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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rocbyter (1856) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - OCT 17, 2009
In bottle at Delaneys. Mild dark wood aroma. Cloudy dark orange-amber color with a small white head. Strong bitter wood and scotch flavor in the beginning that fades into a light alcohol finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK (4283) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Dark gold color, a color at scotch ale shouldn’t be. Sweet and malty. disappointingly, no other flavors really. Drinkable enough, if rather plain.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Sampled from 12-oz bottle during MN Gathering 2.5. Pours a semi-hazy brownish amber colored brew with a fast dissolving off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, a hint of peat, and a touch of smoked honey. Taste is medium bodied, flavors of toffee, caramel malt, some roasted nuts, smoked honey and a touch of vanilla. Finish is semi-sweet, malty with a candy caramel aftertaste that quickly disappears.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Skyview Tasting 2.5. No idea who brought this one, but thanks! Brown color with no head. Aroma of peat and caramel. The peat drifts in the taste to the band-aidy side of life. More caramel and sweet malt.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1904) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle (From Cletus if I remember right!) Light pumpkin colored pour, little carbonation and an awesome aroma that reminded me of a subdued version of makers mark. Flavor was caramelly scotch, booze and very well balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2009
A solid malty aroma on this hazy headless pour. A really sweet carmel honey body. Fantastic.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Pours a hazy dark copper/chestnut brown with deep golden orange/ruby hues when held to a light source and 1.5 finger frothy off-white head that slowly fades into a lasting cap which leaves sporadic splotches of lacing. Slightly smokey caramel malt aroma with hints of hazelnut, honey, molasses, caramel candy, butterscotch, toffee and biscuit. Subtle ops also make an appearance but this smells just like a piece of caramel candy. Medium bodied with a slight touch of smokiness as well as a strong spicy and hop forward flavor. Oily, buttery body with some caramel malt, caramel candy, butterscotch, toffee and butter. I guess this is what’s called diacetyl. Very different but not my thing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5659) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2009
murky brown .. . low med foam .. . very smooth, abv is set right .. . toffee and honey choc flavors .. . quite fried out refined with crazy drink down the throatness .. . those are dog years .. . pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 16, 2009
12 oz bottle, thanks to Summer Secret Santa ’09. Pours a cloudy dark rust orange with small offwhite head. The aroma is burnt caramel, wood, some interesting red wine notes, some mild fruity and citrus hints, dates, and some sweet alcohol like a cordial. The flavor is dates, port, toasted wood, grapes, caramel. Toward the finish it takes on a brine and smoke character that I typically associate with Islay style Scotch. Alcohol is well masked... the aftertaste is very, very whisky-like. Pretty good stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Bottle from Knightly Spirits. Alan, you were right this is damn good! Pours a nice cloudy amber color. Aroma is delicious. Raisins, figs, dates, caramel, brown sugar, and roasted marshmallows. Flavor is full and wonderful. Sweet and fruity...toffee, dried dark frutis, brown sugar and some very light salty peat flavors. HELL YES!


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