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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3858) - McLean, 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 (279) - - 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 (829) - 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
brenn79 (1627) - 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 (270) - 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 (2017) - 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 (21326) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (716) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Pours a deep reddish mahogany color with lasting beige head and good lacing. Aroma is rich with sweet caramel malts, a little bourbon bite, and a mild amount of smoke. Taste is earthy and smoky, more than the aroma was. Smoke hangs around in the aftertaste but doesn’t overpower, with some booze coming through as well. When first sipped at 40 degrees, I thought this was going to be a bust, but as it moves towards room temp, everything comes together. This is very sweet overall, with the smoke only tempering it a little. It would go great as a dessert beer or complement a burger or steak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (2141) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Rated with a different app and I am unfortunately not able to import my comments here.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holtguy (130) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2013 Loved the aroma and looks of this brew. Flavor was smoky and rich. I found this too rich for my tastes, so I knocked a few pts off. In general, a good and potent Wee Heavy, with strong smoked peat flavors, however its richness gave me a wee bit of heartburn.

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