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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Limited Release. 100% Scottish Maris Otter malt was used in the brewing. The combination of the scottish malts and slow aging process produces a unique brew as distinctive as single malt whiskey with a subtly different taste than any other beer. Look for a sweet malty taste with a backround of floral notes from english fuggle hops. To not be confused with the Scotch Ale that Saranac sells.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (7884) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Dark yellow color, clear appearance. Aroma resembles a lager, with a grainy nose. Medium body, sticky, with a light grain and wheat flavor. Finish has a scotch character, which is quite nice, but otherwise this one misses.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2004
Light amber with cola carbonation. The aroma is very unique, bready and sweet with a definte Scotish character. Flavor is light and caramel sweet. Not too bad, I was expecting less actually. The hops come into play in the finish giving an earthy bitter finish. Overall, just OK.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2004
Had this with the 2003 12 Beers of X-mas. Pours straw colored, with an aroma of dry white wine, scotch, and slight citrus. Medium head. First taste is hoppy and super dry. I can really taste the single-row barley! Finishes smooth, dry, and slightly acrid. This is the Johnny Walker Black of beers, and I think some reviewers didn't realize what they were going for here. Very crisp. Like a fine Scotch/white wine/beer hybrid. Very complex. Nice.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DYCSoccer17 (3302) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 9, 2004
Pours a very slightly hazy copper color with a small .5cm white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is very malty with maybe a hint of chocolate in there. Finish is watery and thin without much taste. A little smokiness. Start is overhopped. Not balanced at all. Crappy job.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Light copper in color with a small white head.Malty,toasty,hoppy,starts sweet and dry and clean.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Duke (117) - New York, USA - FEB 6, 2004
Can't pin the nose..grainy, maybe corn. Very flat watery palate. No finish, nothing. Not real familiar with the style but I'll pass on this one.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Indra (2594) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 18, 2004
Light, malty aroma, with vague hints of toasted grain, butterscotch and toffee. Light-medium copper color, clear, probably the lightest Scottish ale I've seen to date and having a slight head. Flavor is subdued, with notes of apple, caramel and towards the finish some faint hop spice. Light-medium body, palate is rather thin and effervescent. Yep, it's Maris Otter all right, just in ridiculously small quantities. The most boring of this style I've tried to date.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2004
Light brown in color. Malty nose with some cookie aroma and caramel. Malty, watery flavor with a disappointing weak finish. Not really a scottish ale by any stretch.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Your buddies who dig Yuengling Lager would like this one. Light caramel malt. Inoffensive, drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
garrison (757) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2004
I know my Scottish ales... this ain't one. Bland and lacking the complexities of a good ale, I have to rank this one on the lower tier of my "drinkable" list.


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