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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Amber in color with a white head. The aroma is grainy. THe flavor is sharp and dry at first with a pleasant scotch finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (9146) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9999) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DYCSoccer17 (3637) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, 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.

   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.

   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.

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