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RATINGS: 465   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2004
Draft. Beautiful orange-amber color with a creamy white head. Aroma is mild, sweet and smokey with earthy notes. Sweet malty flavor, smoke and peat with a light hop finish. Smooth and creamy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2004
Reddish amber in color and lacking any head. Strong aroma of sweet malt and alcohol. Watery on the palate almost flat like, with flavors of malt, prunes, and alcohol. The alcohol flavo builds throughout and leaves a mild aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GoldenCrown (18) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2004
Sweet perfumy fragrance. A beautiful amber brown. A pleasant non-distracting flavour, with no aftertaste. I enjoyed this beer. It allowed me to have a great drink while I did other things. Not overwhelming in a very good way. Recommended for situations where there is alot going on of interest, yet still in need of good drink. This would be a good choice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 31, 2004
It pours a whisky brown with a tawny head that evaporates pretty quickly. Sturdy, malty aroma. Solid flavor- hits the tongue and holds on with the malty sweetness while hitting the roof of the mouth with an alcoholic tang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2004
Great carmel color. Wonderful full fruity tasting beer. Not a bad reason for a trip to Seattle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heykevin (1280) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2004
Oddly sweet aroma, touch of peat as well. Caramel sweet malt, sweet in the finish. Doesn't show any of the 6.6% its advertised to be. Where's the peat thats in the aroma? Nowhere to be found in the flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - FEB 29, 2004
Server on tap slightly cool. Beautiful caramel color. Leaves a slight lace if you drink it quick. Hoppiness is more apparent as the beer warms. Definite peaty tones throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2004
Wow. How could have I missed this one for so long? Pours a dark amber with a nice white head that lasted okay and left a nice lace down the glass. Smells earthy, with malt and hops. Taste is hard to explain. I mean, the usual malt and hops are there but there's so much more here. I'm going to include the mouthfeel here because it adds so much to the flavor, but the first thing that you taste is the minerals. This really fills up your mouth with both a great feeling and a wonderful taste. Very earthy all around. Drinkability? Yes please! I'll definately be seeking this one out more often.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2004 Really sweet and extremely fruity, like peaches. A little bit of hops in the finish helps it out. Very drinkable, not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2004
Dirty brown with a tint of gold with a small dieing white head. Apricot malty aroma. Fruity malt body and it just may have a slight aluminum foil sourness to it.

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