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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Scotch Ale. Rich & malt driven. Part Highlands. Part Hill Country


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jerseyjohn71 (261) - corsicana, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2015
caramel, bread, nuts, toast, roasty, floral, herbs, dough, earthy, alcohol, banana, butterscotch, clove, raisin, cough drop, vanilla, smoke, woody, amber, golden, orange, clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
degbert (1376) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy red-brown with a fine-grained, creamy, sticky, lacy off-white head. Nose is port wine, bourbon, tomato leaf, smoked meat, roast nuts, and vanilla. Sweet and boozy up front, with a definite smoky note; I might almost think this was a rauchbier if I hadn’t seen the label. On the back of the tongue, it dries out a bit, moving more into dried fruit, roasted nuts, and a mushroom/earthy element. Finish is long, herbal, and less sweet. It’s good, but the smoke is very dominant; if you like that, then this is for you.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ethanTHEtrill (43) - - MAR 29, 2015
On tap to the Hay Merchant. Poured into a tulip. Nice dark goldish brown appearance with a terrific 2 inch white head. Aromas of caramel and slight booze. Taste of sweet malts hits you first then deeper malt with a slight boozy sweet finish. Solid rendition of a wee heavy going to cop a 6’er when I can find it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1926) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Pours a dark amber color with off-white head. Caramel malts, dark fruits, and a scotch note on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice warming scotch note.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (2257) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Pours deep amber with a thin white head. Aroma and taste of caramel malt and dark fruit with a wonderful smoky peat undercurrent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (2115) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Pour is dark brownish red with a thin tan head...Nose is sweetness, burnt sugar, caramel, brown sugar...Taste is caramel, sweet, spice, brown sugar, toffee..

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2012
On tap. Deep red brew with a sparse head. Nose of smoke, caramel, toffee, slight burnt odor. Flavors of caramel, dark fruit, peat.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2192) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2012
Tap at Flying Saucer. Dark, hazy copper with a beige head. Aroma is toasty caramel, slight fruit and very mild booze. Taste is lighter than most scotch ales; malty and sweet, but lacking sharp flavor or booziness. Full bodied. Mild for a scotch ale, but more easy drinking than most.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (5490) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2011
GABF 2011. Slight hazy burnt copper with a thin white head. Aroma of toasty scotch ale malt, light peat. Flavor actually had a touch of bourbon but without any warming booze. Dark toasty malt, no bitterness till the aftertaste. A delightfully different and delicious full bodied scotch ale!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmmbeer (1328) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2011
Served a transparent dulled maroon color-almost like a sunfaded mahogany wood now that I think about it. Lively light carbonation, creamy thick tan head formed and tried it’s best to lace. Aroma- caramel malt, yeast, freshly cut 2nd cutting alfalfa, and fantastic memories of home. Hits the mouth with a body wide enough to fit all of Obama’s lies (the dollar died) clean through, malt slaps you around and makes you answer to BITCH, faint sweetness in the middle with still apparent strength of the malt, finish has a small cloying toffee and candi sugar sweetness to it with only a faint amount of alcohol to it. I’ve been waiting 2 years to try this brew-I’m kicking myself in the ass that I didn’t have it sooner.


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