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RATINGS: 470   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, - JUL 17, 2007
Hazy copper colour with thin biege head. Grapefruit hop nose. Dry bitter hop taste with lingering hop finish


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1155) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Sweet malty aroma with slight smokey woodiness. Caramel, candy, raisin. Pours a reddish amber color with small wispy white head Sweet bready caramel raisin flavor with woody notes. Medium full bodied with medium CO2, lingering sweetness in finish A well balanced beer. Malt forward but not overly sweet. Surprisingly refreshing after a long day in the sun. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (8795) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2015
On June 25, 2015. At Pike Pub & Brewery in Seattle, Washington.
Listed at 6.9% ABV.
Clear deep brown color, teal head. Caramel, malty, bread crust taste. Toasty aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Caramel, tosty scent.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
painblanc (2) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015 does not count
Strong caramel taste and dry finish. It’s a good scotch ale but would benefit from a bit more body

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosskyle (192) - - MAY 18, 2015
Served on tap at Pike Brewing. Copper red color with a large dirty white head. Sweet malt aroma. Medium Body. Flavor is a mix of scotch, grain and hops. None of which are overwhelming. Carbonation with a clean finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
JMCtime (76) - Washington, USA - APR 26, 2015
The aroma carries some malt and a hint of peat. Unfortunately that is all overpowered by a bitter, almost rancid flavor. Not good at all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (4002) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Tap at Pike Brewing, Seattle. Colour is clear copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, nuts and malts.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
WABeerFiend (327) - - JAN 16, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a beer can glass on 06.13.14. A: Very thin tan mess of a head. It recedes from splotches to nothing. Cloudy brown body. S: Very faint caramel and earthiness. T: Follows the nose. M: It feels flat even though there are some bubbles on the tongue. O: This looked and tasted like flavored water. I don’t have an idea of how old it was since they don’t date their bottles, but this is the 3rd Pike beer out of 3 that have been like this. They’re local, so this should not be a problem as much as it is. Drain pour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5398) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Tap at Pike - lighty hazy dark copper - rich maltiness (toffee) is complimented by some plumy sweetness, a bit of bread pudding - some balancing leafy bitterness - lingering toffee finish - nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
smallfry (168) - - 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 (1440) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Nice. Dark amber. Well done. Easy to drink. Kind of sweet. Candy like. Not terribly malty. Thx carter.


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