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An array of brown, roasted, and biscuit malts create this rich and malty ale. An extended two hour boil develops caramelized flavors as well as its dark color. A small addition of peat smoked barley adds a slight smoky flavor.

Quevillon's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon (2661) - Boisbriand, Quebec, - JUN 3, 2013
Drank from a bottle at the 20th Mondial de la Bière, June 1, 2013. Golden blond, thin head. Spicy hop aroma, notes of sweet barley. Hop flavor too light, some cereal, but rather bitter. A scotch ale with a lack of flavor!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4910) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2015
On draft at the brewery. Dark clear amber pour, with an off white head. Caramel malt, mildly fruity, some sugar, and a bit watery. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (1332) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Draft pour at the brewery. Pours a nice bronze color with little head. A nice caramel malt aroma with a bit of espresso. Semi smokey flavor with some nice sweet malt in the finish. Loved this beer. Great stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle. Nose is bready and caramel with just a hint of some chocolate in there as well. Taste is a little sweet and very smooth, with some wood and caramel in there. Nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fhoublon (316) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
Dégustée (bouteille) le 30 mai 2013 au Mondial de la Bière 2013 à Montréal (D7C3KPPPi). Bière brune limpide. Col mince assez durable. Peu effervescente, bulles fines. Odeur de mélasse chauffée. Très douce, assez sucrée. Saveur de mélasse chauffée, de café moulu, de toffee en finale. Se boit bien, pas trop sirupeuse malgré le sucre. Alcool bien caché, peut-être même un peu trop légère.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Pint on tap. Super-brown, clear, big off-white head, laces well. Aroma is pretty light, but still good. Nice taste, very complex, in-line with the style, I can taste the smokiness when i’m looking for it, but it’s definitely light. Nice warm palate, especially right before the aftertaste hits. I love scotch ales!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shigadeyo (3287) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

Vacation 2011 - Seattle and Olympic National Park

8/15/2011: Port Townsend Scotch... Fruity smoke (obviously peated), molasses; needs a bit more malt and body; decent overall.

Draught at Port Townsend Brewing Company in Port Townsend, WA. Rating #70 for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (5678) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
bottle at mondial de la bière, mtl. clear light brown-reddish with a decent light beige head, some retention/lacing. lightly smoked and almost burnt malts, caramel and dark fruitiness, some spices and cherries. restrained sweetness. soft carbonation, medium body - oily, nice grassy-lightly smoked finish. not outstanding but well executed scoth ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2013
A hazed brown ale with with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a sweet dark plum malt with chalky notes, dark raisins, and molasses. In mouth, a smooth sweet burned caramel with peated notes, treacle and dark fruits, doppelbock, very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (16426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle from Community Food Co-op - N Forest St, Bellingham, WA
Beautiful dark amber color, medium sized head. Some caramel aroma, too mild. Nice caramel flavour, but low bitterness.
Quite simple.

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