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RATINGS: 481   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregwilsonstl (2108) - 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 (5781) - 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 (10112) - 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 (3547) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheKindleman (6) - Alabama, USA - JUL 21, 2014 does not count
Was in Seattle a few weeks ago, fell in love with this up lifting brew. Malt is heavy but like it should be, don't pass this one up! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1651) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Mild aroma of malt and hops, ruby color with a nice head. Wonderful complex taste, of scotch, malt, fruit and a hint of hops. Creamy feel with a mild fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
furthur (903) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUN 17, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2015 Bottle. Orange amber body under a bubbly white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, peachy fruity. Taste is bright fruity, caramel and vanilla, mild bitter sweet finish. Body is viscous, but not heavy, with fine carbonation. Draft sampler at brewery, light and fruity, malty, honey. Finish sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocJitsu (1684) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Pours a but if a cloudy orange-golden with a large, eggshell colored head. The nose is somewhere in the middle of apple, green grapes, and honeydew melow. Some caramel notes float beneath. A bit puffy in the mouthfeel. More caramel in the flavor than in the aroma. Quite weak though.

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