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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (567) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Clear, deep reddish copper with off white head. Aroma of peat and caramel malt. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hengest (17) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Cask pour into a snifter at the Hay Market in Houston, Texas. Dark ruby port color. No head after 5 minutes. Peat note offsets almost dark rum like sweetness. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerRenter76 (831) - Texas, USA - APR 24, 2015
I tried this one back in 2009 and liked that version much better than this one. Aromas and flavors were malt heavy with a peat/ medicinal quailty i didnt remember. The ABV dropped from 9.7% to 9.3% but the alcohol is much more noticeable in the finish. I dont really care for this newer version as much as the older one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
audinerd17 (46) - Texas, USA - APR 15, 2015
Not clear enough as a heavy ale on the palate. Scotch ale should have a more pronounced flavor and not be as sweet. Enjoyable and worth trying as an interest if you're into beer, but that's it. - pixels sent via Beer Buddy on iOS

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jerseyjohn71 (297) - 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,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
degbert (1680) - 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 hadnít 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. Itís good, but the smoke is very dominant; if you like that, then this is for you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ethanTHEtrill (57) - - 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 6íer when I can find it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2530) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (2790) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (2442) - 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..

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