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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Sierra Nevada’s Scotch Ale is a dark amber hued ale. It has a sweet nose with just a bit of earth in the undertone. The taste is warm yet very accessible with a clean, refreshing finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1231) - Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Draft sample at the Mills River Taphouse; reddish-amber color with light tan head. Aroma notes of heavy malt sweetness, nice fruitiness, caramel, toast and lightly earthy. Taste adds toffee, nuttiness, cocoa and tad smoke. Medium-heavy body, low c arbonation, creamy, rich with sweet bready, fruity finish. Nice scotch ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (2895) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Draft. Nose is chewy and lightly spicy. Like peppermint. Anise. Taste is initially bitter with a chewy backbone. Lightly scorched. Lacking smoke or caramel but ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (1283) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Hazy ruby brown thick bubbly beige Lacy head; aroma is mild sweet; Flava is malty dry notes of caramel; finishes malty sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hbchrist (76) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Deep red I’m color possessing bold caramel and black cherry malt flavor with a light hop character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (7096) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2015
I’ve fallen a bit out of favor with most scotch ales but I ordered a pint of this because it’s SN .. . Dark purple .. Mild foam, spits if decent lacing .. . All the typical prune and dark malty flavors .. The mouth is perfect, easy going finish .. . . If I cry out, you’re gonna push it some more!?!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7103) - Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2015
4/29/15. On draft at World of Beer Destin. Deep brown pour with a small tan head, mild lacing. Surprisingly mild aroma, malty, caramel, definitely something toasty... bread, toast, toffee. Lightly sweet flavor, definitely not too much, hints at nuttiness, toffee, sweet caramel, green hop bitterness, lingers doughy. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7227) - Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2015
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Pours a clear golden brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor had caramel, toasted malts, hints of fruit, earthy bitterness, some alcohol, pretty basic scotch ale, decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (12224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2015
Tap. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate nuts and toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (10105) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2015
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a deeper amber color with a small sized off white head. Caramel, some earthiness, toffee, and lighter smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6395) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl. - Brass Tap - Midtown - on tap. Deep, dark brown pour, sticky khaki colored head - plenty of lacing. Aroma has some peat, cherry, some nuttiness. Delectable flavor with some nice toffee accents, a hint of chocolate, some earthy peat notes in the back end. Thick, smooth mouthfeel. Solid, as to be expected from Sierra Nevada.

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