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RATINGS: 418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Inspired by the traditional Scotch Ales, has a deep, intense flavor from its dark roasted malts. The addition of peat smoked malt adds a unique flavor of the Highlands to this complex brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7325) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle. Poured a dark brown, slightly cola color with a medium sized, light tan head. Aroma was notes of toffee, malts, caramel. Notes of sweetness permeate the air surrounding the glass. Flavor has notes of dried fruits, toffee, caramel malts. Sweet, touch boozy, but warming and not overtly harsh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2013
FROM NOTES: June 30, ’12 A: Big caramel malt sweetness with some smoke and dark fruits. A: Pours a clear deep reddish brown with a finger-width tan head. Head has good retention with no lacing. T: Follows the nose, very sweet up front, mostly caramel malt with some smoke and dark fruit in the middle. Starts to dry out on the finish, with a nice earthy spiciness. P: Mouthfeel is thick and unpleasantly syrupy. O: I like a good Wee Heavy and this one is just a little to syrupy for me. The style should have a thick malt feel, but not like cough syrup

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westchesterco (1824) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Poured from a bottle it is a muddy brown with a slight tan head that fades quickly. The aroma is of chocolate and sole like aroma found in barbecue cue. The taste is definitely chocolate with overtones of smokey licorice flavors that linger on the palate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (6194) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2013
From a 12 bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a fine tan head. Rich caramel aroma. Flavors of dark cherries, toffee and a bit of smoke. Bitter, roasted finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Handypaul (430) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a inch head that lasts and leaves good lacing. Aroma is malyt, roasty/smokey, dark fruits. Taste is smooth, roasted malt, peat and creamy but a bit too much alcohol. Full body and carbonation. Too boozy for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Not my favorite style or brewery. Thanks goes to HisBoyElroy for splitting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerdrinker79 (2032) - Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2013
12 oz bottle, 2012 vintage- Pours almost totally black with a two finger tan head that has good retention. Aroma is peated malt, roasty, dark fruits, mildly smoky. The taste is creamy and smooth, peat, roasted malts, raisins, ash, alcohol imparts a nice warming feeling after the swallow. The body is full and carbonation is soft. Good beer, even better than I thought it would be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimsal27 (291) - New York, USA - SEP 18, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 Pours a deep dark brown with a small creamy tan head. Fades quickly. Aromas of chocolate and smoke. Taste of chocolate and malt with a little alcohol burn. Sight bitter finish. Full body creamy texture. Good beer. Probably my favorite Sam adams beer yet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2647) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 10, 2013
This was really good. Surprisingly so. Pours a dark cola colour. Nice aromas of chocolate, bubblegum, and dark fruits. Some heat from the booze as well. Lots of sweet bready malts and bubblegum flavours. Toasted rye bread finish adds to the bitterness. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2013
Bottled@SBWF 2012. Deep ambery brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet malts, some nutty notes along with some toasted malts as well as a bit leathery notes. Flavour is peated malts giving some leathery notes along with sweet malts, nuts, some slight toasted notes and mild alcohol sweetness to it as well. Mild hops are there, but for most parts just very malty, which I like!

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