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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Coppery amber in color and features a mild, malty aroma. The malty flavor is balanced with Willamette hops to add a little "snap" to the flavor and finish of this rich ale.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3226) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2009
22oz bottle 5/8/09 (Sam’s Wine & Spirits-Downers Grove)-Pours a medium amber with a huge off white head and an aroma of malt, sweetness, caramel, and light hops. Taste of malt and caramel and then goes into a little hops. This light bodied brew is pretty well balanced and quite drinkable. Nice brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle courtesy of bhensonb: Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin, wispy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet, lightly oxidized caramel malt and some light fruity notes. Body starts with a pretty full caramel malty sweetness and some earthy hops and toffee with a touch of cardboard before a drier finish. This bottle’s a little past its prime, but this is still a drinkable brew with decent complexity.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2009
22 oz bottle from Sam’s South Loop (Chicago, IL). Pours a rusty darker amber, slight haze, with moderate tannish head that subsides to a small layer. Light spots of lacing. Aromas preach malts, pushing carmel, toffee, biscuits with vanilla and creaminess. Light florals covered by malts. A touch of toast. Initial fills the style well, lighter bodied than expected, with a good malt body of carmel and toffee, vanilla and cream, with biscuits and a touch of toast. Good, sessionable, and I like the malts. Finish pushes light bitterness on the palate and aftertase, but largely carmel, toffee, and caramel dance. Good, light on body though. Cheers!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2009
Bomber from the Sam’s in Downers Grove, Illinois: It’s been a while since I’ve had a "Scottish Ale," mayhaps ’cause it be a mythical beast. This beastie pours a clear amber body with a thick ecru head. Pretty light aroma (and thin over all) - sweet grainy malt with a splash of caramel and some orchard fruit. Light-bodied, to be sure. It tastes of caramel, toasty grain, and fresh apples. The finish is a watery caramel memory.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6062) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2008
22. Pours a crystal clear garnet with a towering tan head, lots of suds and lace as it settles. Attractive nose of caramel, peat, raisins, and figs. Creamy medium body. Woody, leafy mid-palate with tons of peat, a bit of roast, and lots of brown bread. Very appealing and complex, and right on point with the earthy notes. Refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skyview (5150) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Purchased a 22-oz bomber from the brewery’s internet sales. Pours a dark orange amber brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin white ring. Aroma of caramel and multi-grain malt with some dried pitted dark fruits, flowery hops and a touch of toffee. Taste is medium bodied, lightly carbonated with flavors of caramel malt, some flowery and citrus hops with toffee. Finish is semi-sweet with some hop bitterness balanced with some grain.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Draft @ Pelican. Pours a bold, clear orange-amber color; off-white head with fine-bubbled lacing. Relaxed presence of dried fruits and red fruits in the aroma; sweet without stickiness. Medium mouthfeel: chewy dried fruits, caramel, and basic malty sweetness at the core; relaxed carbonation; touch of oiliness in the mouth; decent, drinkable Scottish ale. Medium finish: toasty malts and light fruitiness; balanced end.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Courtesy of Skyview. Dark orange color with a thin head. Bready aroma. Sweet malt taste with some distinct biscut (read: dog biscut) flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16289) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2008
Draught @ the brewpub. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty hoppy caramel aroma. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter finish with hints of caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Thanks to Skyview. Clear orange pour with no head. Nice nose consisting of an autumn aroma like a cool fall morning. Flavor profile included sweet malts along with some dark fruit and a touch of hop.


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