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RATINGS: 475   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Unlike the lighter "Scottish" ales, this is an authentic heavy Scotch ale. It is lightly hopped with a strong malt character, and a hint of peaty smokiness. Warm fermentation produces fruity esters and balances the sweet malt character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (5404) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Tap at Pike Brewing, Seattle. Colour is clear copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, nuts and malts.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
WABeerFiend (380) - - JAN 16, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a beer can glass on 06.13.14. A: Very thin tan mess of a head. It recedes from splotches to nothing. Cloudy brown body. S: Very faint caramel and earthiness. T: Follows the nose. M: It feels flat even though there are some bubbles on the tongue. O: This looked and tasted like flavored water. I donít have an idea of how old it was since they donít date their bottles, but this is the 3rd Pike beer out of 3 that have been like this. Theyíre local, so this should not be a problem as much as it is. Drain pour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5671) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Tap at Pike - lighty hazy dark copper - rich maltiness (toffee) is complimented by some plumy sweetness, a bit of bread pudding - some balancing leafy bitterness - lingering toffee finish - nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
smallfry (169) - - DEC 13, 2014
(Bottle) Lots of intense malty sweetness. But some bitter astringency too. Not that good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregwilsonstl (1899) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Nice. Dark amber. Well done. Easy to drink. Kind of sweet. Candy like. Not terribly malty. Thx carter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5742) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Amber pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is large maltiness, earthy hops, and a toucho smoke. Large malt flavor a very pleasant floral bitter finish. Medium body with good carbonation. I really like this beer. @bp

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (9428) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"ok. itís a little too sweet, and not quite full enough, but it was a pleasant enough beer. there are better out there, so i probably wonít have it again. 8/09-better on tap at the source, but what isnít? more smoke, especially in the flavor, which is nice, but still a touch thin and sweet. upgrade to a 3.3 though (3.1 bottle, 3.4 tap)."

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
On tap at brewery....really good do not know why bottles do not do so well here. I loved it big scotch peat aroma, thick rich so good and balanced to style. Loved it with fish n chips with vinegar!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3329) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2014
8oz draft in small Sam Smith glass at Hummingbird in Columbia City, Seattle. Slick dark homey amber color. Light lacing. Clear beer. Slightly cleaner and a bit of hop but otherwise to style malt sweetness and earthy malt mix. A faint fruit British yeast character. Very nice American version of the style.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Pint on tap at the brewery. Tasty little scotch ale, Iím a huge fan of the style, and thereís plenty of tasties to go around with this batch. yum.

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