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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7335) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2015
On tap at Dutch’s. Keg is labeled 7.3%. Mostly clear dark red color. Thin off-white head. Awesome smoke up front, caramel, and some dark fruitiness. Touch of chocolate. Reminds me of the Tater Ridge scotch ale. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Mildly slick. Good full, kind of creamy body. Moderate sweet, lighter to moderate bitter, great balance overall. Some spiciness in the finish. Love it. Fantastic scotch ale. Great to enjoy with my short rib grilled cheese sandwich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 17, 2015
draft at Sierra Nevada Taproom, Chico CA. deeper amber pour, big maltiness, caramel, toffee, light peat. solid scotch

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (1039) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2015
I had this at Global Brew. Pours dark Amber with a tan head. Taste malty, caramel, a little sweet. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11513) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2015
This beer pours a clear ruby-amber color with a medium khaki head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, caramel and hops. Medium body with flavors of caramel malt, earthy hops and a bit of dark fruit. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikkTwist (2719) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2015 Draft at Moriartys. Poured black to my eyes (in a dark bar) but proved a hazy dark amber brown under bright light. Large frothy off-white head that left a fair amount of lace. Medium body. Has some expected Scotch Ale flavors (vegimite, peat moss, rotted celery) but feels very mild for the style. Some toffee and earthy truffles. Raisins. Black pepper. A few acetic notes in the aroma. Has an overly shiny taste. Not bad - but not a great example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (5988) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 4, 2015
On tap at bier thirty. Pours out a dark amber topped with a sand head. Nose is caramal malts some nutty and some spice. Taste is sweet caramel malts some spice and a nice mellow end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3250) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
On tap at brick and barley grand forks. Dark red body. Boozy malty taste. Dried fruit but pretty subdued overall. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Tap. Amber-brown pour with a smaller soapy head. Malty, bit of toffee, a bit of herbal edge to it. Okay for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (9260) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Pour on tap at Busters on 28th, hazy reddish brown pour with slightly tan head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, toffee, caramel into a bit of spice, slight grassy notes, pretty standard. Taste was a mix of caramel, toffee, sweet red fruit, some slight vanilla, honey, slight herbs, finishing slightly sweet, slightly dry.

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