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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A strong ale that starts out sweet and malty with an alcoholic warming in the finish. Very smooth going down but it packs quite a kick.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ontbeertaster (2308) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
Tap, reddish pour, taste is a bit oaky with a some hay and butterscotch notes, a sliky taste as well, overall it was an interesting offering

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
joeyplush (628) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2014
On tap at Basin pub in Pittsford. Pours medium brown with a modest head. Taste is malty with a dry finish and hints of scotch whiskey and peat.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (4834) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Sample at the brewpub on 7/1/13. Pours a clear amber color with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt and slight peat; kinda faint. Malty and caramelly nose with light fruit and a bit of peat before a sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SoberDave (130) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2013
Sweet scotch aroma. Pours bronw with a foamy white head. taste of sour grapes, hops and scotch.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bbbeer (583) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Red-brown, small tan head. Aroma is ok although underwhelming, sweet malts and bourbon-like. Medium body, little bit sweet and sticky. Flavor is mostly on the sweet side, buttery-malt flavors typical of scotch ale but somehow despite that is a little on the thin side. Some warm alcohol in finish. Not bad, nothing special.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
goodbeer1975 (1) - - DEC 10, 2012 does not count
Very nice scottish ale...has both a caramel taste and color....never can drink just one

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alechimp (10) - - OCT 27, 2012
From a growler at BotW. Clear brown pour, little to no head. Smells pretty good, sweet caramel. Feels quite thin after expecting some heft from the label. Ok taste, got the hallmark scotch flavours, but not as big as I?d hoped, and tinged with a soapy vibe. Defo not a repeater, but I live 100s of miles away so the chances aren?t good anyway. There are far better scotches out there, including one from honeyoye falls just down the road.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1622) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2012
On tap at rohrbach's pub. Pours mahogany amber with small off white head. Nose is sweet with additions of raisin and toffee. Taste follows with a plum and faint stone fruit. Well balanced and a strong body. Solid.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BoostIPA (1210) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Draft. Pours a clear amber with a large head. Aromas of toffee, caramel and plastic cup. Taste is malty, slightly peaty with a sweet finish. Average.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
object32 (3) - - APR 25, 2012 does not count
My favorite from Rohrbach. Great aroma and great taste. Best Scotch Ale out there. Thankfully they’re local.


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