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RATINGS: 454   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.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2004
More like a light peach lambic. Golde color with almost zero head. Bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3115) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2004
I usually reserve the term"kilt lifter" for the slighly bigger Scotch Ale or Wee Heavy, but this is a good representative of the lighter Scottish Ale style. Malty, slightly sweet with a good solid mouthfeel and body ending in a beautiful finish. A nice brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2645) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2004
This is a thick, concentrated, heavy, lucious tasty concoction with a beaut of a head, dreamy and brainy. Nose is sweet and like burnt earth (that's the peat, I guess) and lots of maltiness. Pretty tasty, I have had so much of this stuff (warning: headache beer) that I probably take it for granted. It really is what I might expect a Scottish to taste like from a PNW brewer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Kind of a cloudy amber color,small off white head that lasted for a decent amount of time.Slightly sweet malt aroma wit an almost bubblegum character or fruit side if you will,light hops a best.Malty taste sweet and juicyfruit tasting with a mild shot of hops,the taste manages to change at the back to a more bitter taste.The alcohol makes just a brief faint appearance.It's not a bad brew by any means but i would still rather have a J.P.Grays anyday over this brew,but it's a worthy brew to try.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 14, 2003
Amber brown color, thin tan head, nice aroma, rich with scotch, malts and brown sugar, nice and sweet but not as strong a flavor as i would have liked, but the scotch taste does last pretty well through the finish, a scotch worth trying.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vw86ggti (14) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2003
A great brew. Not much of a head, but a nice light lacing of foam on the glass. Aroma is light, but sweet. Flavor is slightly sweet at first, but transforms into a bitter finish. Palate is good and lets you know this is a serious beer. Worth the price at $8 bucks a sixer? You bet your ass. Another GREAT northwest micro.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2003
Golden amber hue. Malty nose with a subtle hint of floral hops. Great malts, medium body, faint smoke, lightly stoney, with a very nice hopped up finish. A well balanced, easy-drinking brew, although I wasnt about to lift my kilt.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
themorningzoo (49) - Fairbanks, USA - JUL 26, 2003
The deep copper color and great head was even further enhanced by the complex blend of hops and malt that first hits your tongue and rolls down with a smooth smoky finish. A favorite for me!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2003
Not a true heavy scotch ale as the description states. Very light and very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2003
This one is a toss up for me. I used to prefer McEwan's, but this one is really winning my favor. Full bodied with out being overpowering, balanced and hoppy, with a smooth creamy aftertaste, slightly smokey and complex in the finish, but his just leaves you wanting another pour.


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