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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
Scotch Ale. Rich & malt driven. Part Highlands. Part Hill Country

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Urbanhermit (21) - Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Wow. First thing I was struck by was the malty aroma, with a touch of rotting grass. Color a reddish brown. Then I tasted it. I was drawn back to my uncles farm and the silage silo. That's the taste I get. I loved that smell and I love this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TizzleJizzle (781) - Garland, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2015
22 oz bottle. Poured a beautifully unfiltered mahogany-brown with a tan head that dissipated rather quickly. Taste of sweet malts, alcohol, and burnt malts. Average carbonated, medium body, oily texture. Overall, it’s unbalanced with too much of a rich malt profile, boozy taste and not enough dark roasted malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shanebrews (286) - Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Real Heavy is a high gravity version of a Scotch ale. The pour is brown with a creamy light tan head. The carbonation is mild. The aroma is rich with malts, as is the taste. The beer is not very bitter. It is a smooth and pleasurable drink that pairs well with a variety of foods.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mysticbrew (117) - - AUG 9, 2015
A nice amber pour with an iff white head. The flavor is full of caramel and malt forward with a taste of toasted malt. A full bodied beer that makes waiting for the deer enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9127) - Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
22 oz. bottle from Spec’s El Paso split 3 ways. Pours a hazy caramel brown color with a small off white head. The aroma is caramel, toffee, some dark fruit and tobacco. The flavor is big malty, caramel, toffee, a light peat, dark fruit, I did get a mineral note, this was ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (2376) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle pour dark copper with moderate ecru head. Nose caramel and toffee, apple, and light dank. Taste sweeter malt up front transition to spicy possible tobacco. Late palate high bitterness. Sweeter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crajun (1182) - , Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2015 Retate 7/15....very nice malty aroma...........becoming a go to beer for me ..keeping at original rate of 4.0........................................bomber to glass- really really liked this this one. stopped up nose (DAMN allergies so not much aroma. sirty hazy brown pour. taste ahh the taste - a wonderful mix of alcohol, brown sugar, toffee, with a bitterness bite at end. will be purchasing more bombers - 6.99?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3856) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle from the magical place that is Buddy’s Beer Barn (best before MAR 16 2017). Chestnut color with some red highlights, bubbly carbonation and a medium khaki head. Big malty aroma with a hint of booze and simple syrup. Great flavor that starts sweet, has a touch of bitterness and some lingering, menthol-esque smoke deep in the finish. That’s tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lownote (529) - Austin, Alabama, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Really rich spicy malt aroma. Pours a cloudy brown with some lingering white head. Taste is really big, malty. A little spicy. Has a smoky finish? Some alcohol flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjohnny (521) - - MAY 6, 2015
malty, earthy, burned sugar sweet aroma. Pours a murky dark copperish - actually looks kind of thin. Earthy. Sugary. Toffee. Dark fruit. Very light hops on the finish followed by a little bit of booziness. This is pretty good. Nice job, Real Ale. I had low expectations but I’m very pleased with this and will be getting more.

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