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RATINGS: 475   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2010
22 ounce bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Orlando. Appearance: Pours out an cloudy brown body with a finger plus change worth of off-white suds. Head dissipates rapidly with little evidence that it was ever there. Aroma: Modest nose smelling of pale and basic bready malts. Minor notes of caramel and light brown sugar. Slight hint of cherry. To my nose, any hint of peat is imaginary. Taste: Initial impression of toasted malts with caramel and brown sugar. It lacks depth, however. Peat is more evident in the taste than in the nose. Soft ripe fruitiness exposing a small hint of cherry. Simple, subdued hop character with a minute spiciness and bitterness. Final hints of peat and spice on the drying finish. Palate: Medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation. Overall: Lacks richness and depth. It’s drinkable. But is that what we really want from this style...something that goes down easy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oldschool_Mike (301) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjgmd (1950) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zgaier (1883) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
miyauchi38 (1086) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Ruby ale. 飲みやすいけ&

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1902) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1227) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9472) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosskyle (496) - - 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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
JMCtime (83) - 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.

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