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RATINGS: 456   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Poured a dark hazy brown with tan head. Medium heavy with malt arome and taste. Good tasting Scotch Ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Draft. Poured dark hazy brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy and toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted complex sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yrock (12) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
Great example of Scottish red. Light peat and full body. Good balance rod hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUN 8, 2013
(bottle) amber with off white head. Malt aroma. Flavor is rich malt; didn’t really pick up on the peat until someone mentioned it so that may have been my imagination - not a lot there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bookseeb (116) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Appearance is a slightly hazy brown amber in color supporting a dissipating head leaving nill lace. Smell of mainly malt thats slightly peaty and light in dark fruitiness. Taste is mainly malt, dark fruits, light hop with a peat note. mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pgambe2112 (2) - Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2013 does not count
Decent smell, hits the nose sour. Very nice color but a little to opaque for my preference. Nothing spectacular about the taste or texture, but nothing very unpleasant either. Not a bad beer but not great either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vadie (704) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
Ambrée foncée avec une petite mousse blanche. L’arome de malt et scotch. Le gout et légèrement sucré et du scotch. C’est pas aqueux, mais je trouve qu’il manque un peu du corps.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
MALT// VERY FIZZY// makes you hunger for more possibly one of the tastiest ruby scotch ales i have tasted really refreshing//sessionable slight abrupt bitter after taste but a good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onehelm (12) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2013
I love this reddish delightful beer. It is easy to drink, slightly malty sweet at the end and finishes without any horrible bitter hoppiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sjohnny (371) - - FEB 17, 2013
Caramel malty aroma with a hint of wild ale smell. Cloudy honey colored with foamy off white head. Slightly smokey. Iced tea. Light bodied. Dry finish.

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