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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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A full bodied Scottish Style Ale with a hint of raisin and a big roasty finish. Excellent with one of our steaks.

Editor’s Note: Also available at the La Jolla branch.


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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
la1965 (36) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Nice nutty nose, some what wine flavor similar to newcastle. Slght rough roast on end. Not bad


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nate (3557) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Mild roasted grain notes, sweetness, with a hint of chicory or coffee. Dark caramel brown, like flat soda, with thin head. Medium to medium-heavy watery body with medium carbonation. Starts sweet with caramel, molasses, plum, roasted grain and barley. Finishes smooth and sweet with roasted barley, light nutty bitterness. Clean though a bit sweet for a brown ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (9954) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 9, 2011
A: The pour is not quite brown, maybe a really dark amber color with an off-white head. S: A fair amount of yeast to the nose threw me off a little bit. Overall, though, it’s fairly nutty with a mild earthiness. Toffee and caramel flavors. As it warms up, the nuttiness comes through more and more. T: Decently sweet without being overwhelming. A mild earthiness and bitterness from the hops. Nice and malty with toast, bread, and some toffee. The nuttiness is there on the flavor as well. M: Medium in body with a moderate carbonation and a slight creaminess. O: I was thrown off a bit by the nose at the first sniff or two, but this beer proved itself to be pretty solid.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Pours dark reddish amber with a beige head. The aroma is dark fruity with raisins and toasted malt. The flavor is lightly of raisin, peat and toasted malt. Good for a brown ale, but not for a Scottish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Clear ruby color/ beige head. Mild nutty, toffee aromas. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Roasty, nutty, toffee, dark raison flavors. good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (13425) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
11th October 2008. GABF. Clear brown beer. Soft palate. Malty and with a nice nutty streak as well. Oh for a chain of brewpubs like this in the UK!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7789) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 22, 2009
On tap. Listed on the brewery menu as a Scottish Ale (not a brown). Pours with a tan head that lasts for the duration and a very deep brown body. Aroma of chocolate, earth, caramel, light spice and light fruit. Taste is toffee, no bitterness what-so-ever, caramel and raisin. Creamy bubbles.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3268) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2009
On tap a few weeks back at RB Long Beach. Color was a brown/auburn. Aroma of roasted malt and cocoa. Flavor was the same, albeit a bit stronger. Also earthy and sweet malty notes. Good for style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DubC5000 (303) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 14, 2008
A simply-flavored beer, little hop character, but deep nutty malt taste. Refreshingly smooth, and good with bready food like pizza or pretzels. Had it in RB La Jolla.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Charlzm (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 12, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2007 on draft at brewery, consumed on 11/12/07. Very dark brown, utterly clear. No active carbonation, almost no head. No aroma. Typical brown ale (Newcastle) flavor. Malty and sweet flavors mask any hops that might be there. One dimensional.


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