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RATINGS: 479   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
oregontarheel (45) - - MAR 9, 2014
IBU 27. Poured into a frozen mug. Beautiful appearance. Copper red. Tiny bubbles. Medium head. No real aroma that stands out at all. Taste lightly hopped, malty and sweet. Average beer at best. Pike makes a much better IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BCMike22 (88) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Tons of malt which one would expect. Not as much peat or smokiness as others have stated which is a positive for me. Very clean and crisp mouthfeel which is rare for a Scotch Ale. Don’t love the category but tried it as the brewery is right down the street, and glad I did. Arguably best Scotch Ale I’ve had.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aquilo (616) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Clear dark amber color with a tan head. Wonderfully complex aroma with cinnamon clove, cardamom, and a touch of orange zest. Flavor is mild, with some residual sweetness. Very good indeed, yes, quite.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9400) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Tap at Pike. Clear orange-amber pour with a tight white head. Toffee, mild vanilla, sweet dates. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Buukwurm (42) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2016
Smells sweetly malty with hints of caramel. Pours a caramel brown with a quickly dissipating head without any lacing. Taste is initially sweet with a mildly bitter short finish. Medium body with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oldschool_Mike (309) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle into pint glass Pours a hazy copper colour with fast disappearing off white head. Aroma is stone fruit a caramel. Taste is sweet malt and stone fruit.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjgmd (1960) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2015
With Z , pours a rusty deep copper pour with a ephemeral beige head. Nose is sweet caramel toffee ! Taste is very sweet with deep vanilla, caramel and toffee. Finish is also sweet, and ends on the same tasting notes . Quaff Score 6 / 10

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zgaier (1884) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Bomber. Pours a copper red with a beige head and aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is malty, with caramel, bread, and biscuit notes into the malty finish.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
miyauchi38 (1094) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Ruby ale. 飲みやすいけ&

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1920) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 16, 2015
Appearance: Medium brown, clear. Small off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, raisins.
Taste: Malt, raisins, oak. Toasted. Sweetness.
Bought: Total Wine (Sterling), 650 ml, $4.99
Info: 16/9-2015

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1230) - 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


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