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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
amc3000 (47) - alhambra, California, USA - MAR 23, 2008
growler! nice looking /tasting new addition to the great beers of Real Ale. aroma is slightly twizzler like.very nice balance for a heavy. might sneak up on you with the alcohol. (9.6%?)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2009
Pours a deep amber into the glass with a white head. Aroma is deep malt with some brown sugar and alcohol. Flavor is an extremely smooth and rich caramel malt flavor with great rum and vanilla notes. Really impressed at the body of this brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cavie (3844) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2009
Clear ruby-orange with a light head. Sweet notes detected on the nose. Mouthfeel is slightly thicker than water but less creamy than the typical wee heavy. Taste is sweet with a bite. Caramel is very present and fits it well. Caramel dries out and lingers on the finish. Quite good, if diverging from the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2008
UPDATED: APR 9, 2008 Real ale does it again. Darker copper color pour kinda like milk chocolate in a glass, smaller head, moderate body. Smells of sweet medium heavy malts, alcohol, and tastes of sweet malt, with a smoothness and drinkability that surpasses even that of Budweiser. Little bit of chocolate in the taste. Clean smooth finish. Nothing but strong, smooth-flowing malt. Yes, itís better that St. James Gateís Guinness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2008
On tap at Flying Saucer. Has a dark amber color with a medium frothy light tan head. The aroma is a sweet malt and raisin. Decent lacing on the glass. The taste is a rich malt with a dark fruit finish. A very easy to drink scotch ale that hides the alcohol well. Really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1567) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmmbeer (1253) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (4643) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2008
On tap at Uncle Billyís. Pours a dark copper color with a medium lasting beige head. Smell is rich and malty with faint hints of peatiness and maybe a slight bit of alcohol. Taste is rich, dark caramelly malt again with subtle flavors of peaty smokiness and just a touch of welcomed alcohol. Some light tartness to the malt as well. Really a rich, decadent beer almost bordering on a super malty barley wine with a small typical "Scotch Ale" influence, yet with a just barely a medium body. Very drinkable and a great new beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
newshound (20) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2008
Real Ale Spring seasonal. On draught @ The Ginger Man - Austin. Served in pint glass. Initially pours with thin head, then bare surface with light lace, very clear dark red/brown color. Strong spicy sharpness (not from carbonation): a very apple cidery aroma and taste... apples, dried cherries and sweet liquor on the nose as well. As it warms I taste cotton-candy Bubble Yum, candied apples, caramel apples, rusty-stemmed apples, even some allspice. Head finally swirls into thick foamy head towards mid-point of glass. Warms into a sweet-smelling cologne aroma. Very nice. Nice buzz after just one.

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