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RATINGS: 482   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2002
Kind of dry with a sour aftertaste, but has a good robust selection of smokey flavors. Perhaps not as ’chewy’ as it could be, but a good hop-flavor and charecter.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1759) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2016
Bottle, courtesy of Arun. Reddish brown colour. American view of what a beer from Scotland looks like but none the worse for that. Not overly smoky thank god, sweetish malty ale with a correct if mild bitterness keeping it drinkable. Nice enough.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (2250) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2016
Rating #1908 - 2015.09.24 #CraftTakesSeattle Beer 7 - Flight at taproom Light brown amber pour with a bubbly tan foam with little retention. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee, vanilla, oak, honey, mild peat smoke. Taste is quite sweet at first, prolonged oaky vanilla, light tobacco, toffee sweetness and the presence of oak in the body. I enjoyed this beer more as it started to warm. Very nice medium-full body, mild alcohol note on the palate which is typical for the style, and lots of rich sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (2360) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2016
(tap) clear bright amber colour with a small white head, creamy palate, aroma of honey, balanced flavour with a long light bitter sweet finish

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BCMike22 (90) - 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 (622) - 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 (9574) - 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 (319) - 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 (1986) - 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 (1889) - 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.


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