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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6864) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (815) - Collinsville, 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (9350) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikkTwist (1969) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2015
Draft at Moriartys. Poured black to my eyes (in a dark bar) but proved a hazy dark amber brown under bright light. Small off-white head that left a thin foamy ring. Not much lace. Medium body. Has some of the expected Scotch Ale flavors (vegimite, peat moss, rotted celery) but feels very mild for the style. Some toffee. Little black pepper. Little earthy truffles. A few acetic notes in the aroma. Has a very clean and shiney taste. Maybe too much so. Not bad - but does not come close to the true masters of the style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (3543) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2600) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (7891) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (8582) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3342) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Growler from a good friend in Phoenix big dark malty brew very nice brew. Pours very dark amber with an soapy off white head. Very malty brew and nice body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7462) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 2, 2015
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours chestnut honey with a modest beige head and a faint sweet malt aroma. There is a medium- bodied smoked malt flavor with a dry finish.


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