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RATINGS: 462   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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fatehunter (1384) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Pours two fingers on a hazy dark straw colored body. The aroma is fruity: apricot, apple and pear. A touch too ripe though. The taste is ripe apricot, bitter grapefruit, with a sweet finish. Unbalanced. The texture is heavy, a little sticky with moderate carbonation. This one never gets it all together at the same time. Individual elements were okay, but...


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
smallfry (86) - - DEC 13, 2014
(Bottle) Lots of intense malty sweetness. But some bitter astringency too. Not that good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregwilsonstl (1143) - Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Nice. Dark amber. Well done. Easy to drink. Kind of sweet. Candy like. Not terribly malty. Thx carter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5213) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - 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)."

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (100) - 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!!!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2522) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, 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

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caytinator (966) - 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.

5
   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

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (789) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
furthur (211) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUN 17, 2014
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.


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