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RATINGS: 448   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 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 (342) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
S_Side_Smitty (392) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Pours amber-brown with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is caramelized malts. Taste is identical to aroma with a very light bitter finish. This beer is earthy and comfortable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wanja (567) - GERMANY - JAN 31, 2013
On tap at Pike Brew Pub, Seattle. One of the best Scotch Ale ever. Nice dark golden color, perfect smokiness... I love it...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
Draught at Mckay’s Taphouse, Bellingham
Amber color with small head. Mild aroma, some malt, beans. Regular mouthfeel with some malt flavor and ordinary bitterness.
Simple beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (2712) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 10, 2012
22 oz. bottle. English pint shows a dirty, light amber color with low carbonation giving almost no head. Nose is mild peat and malt. Taste is light malt sweetness with a bit of touch of peat flavor and a grassy, Earthy hop. Something is not quite balanced with this brew. Thin body with an oily texture. I don’t really enjoy the hop and malt mixture here. Nothing real horrible about it; just not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (6994) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Tap at Pike Pub & Brewery, Seattle - 09/11/12. Clear mid amber with a thin off white head that clears to the edge and forms a small pond. Nose is light caramel, ribena, smoke, dark malts. Taste is malt forward, incorporates light wood tones, toffee, dark sugars, puff of smoke. Medium bodied with light prickly carbonation. Drinkable for a style that doesn’t exist with a comedic (not) Scottish name! Would I order it again - nah!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 22, 2012
A pretty decent scotch. I like the subtle peated character. Gives this beer a bit of a scotch personality. Medium bodied with a light appearance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1048) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. Pours dark orange with great lacing. Aroma has sweet caramel, brown sugar and peat. Taste is of caramel and more caramel, with some sourness near the end. Finishes sweetly with some length. Good name, average brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammer (1006) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle. Taste is malt, caramel, peat, charred wood and light booze. Very nice.

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