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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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2630) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (7480) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmmbeer (1392) - 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 itís 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 Obamaís 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. Iíve been waiting 2 years to try this brew-Iím kicking myself in the ass that I didnít have it sooner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6156) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Sampled on tap at the Freetail-Real Ale barrel-aged festival in San Antonio. This was the 2009 version. The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is sweet caramel malt with some alcohol. The flavor is caramel, dark cherries, brown sugar and a little of alcohol. I remember this beer being more boozy so I think the year of aging helped mellow the beer out, which is good in my opinion. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Tap at Flying Saucer Addison TX. Light brown and clear. Very malty and sweet. A bit overcarbonated and light palate. Not the best effort from Real Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Tap at Freetail. Copper to amber in color, clear, and has a decent beige colored head. The smell is sweet, cotton candy, little chlorine, celery, and burnt sugar. The taste is very sweet, burnt sugar, caramel, and fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Amber in color with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is ofgrain, fruit and candy(twizzlers?) Taste is very sweet, light caramel and toffee and dark toast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (6073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2010
(Draught at Dallas Gingerman) Pours a decent looking dark red color, almost no head, and no lacing on the glass. Smell is a little molasses, toffee, roastiness, and some other unidentifiable sweet smell. Taste is way too bitter/burnt and the sweetness was there to "balance" it but it wasnít balanced at all. It was really just gross. The roast was like burnt toast and I didnít enjoy this one at all. I paid for it, but I drank only about 20% before the waitress took it away at my request. Carbonation was a little light, could use more creaminess, but overall solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Gingerman Fort Worth. Lighter than other Wee Heavies Iíve had. Less malty, sweet. Good, but not up to par.

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