Sierra Nevada Scotch Ale
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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2007 Tap at Barcade: Pours a nut brown with a decent tan head which leaves a light lacing. The aroma has some dark fruityness, anise, and a light chocolate touch. It’s medium in body with a roasty caramel malt touch. A bit sweet and slightly viscous. Some oakey perfumy notes leading to an earthy light resin finish. A simple Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JAN 9, 2007
On Draft. Light brown and clear with an ivory head. Very faint fruit and malt aroma. Nice fruity flavor with some figs and chocolate. Dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2006
Tap @ Cumming Summits: Clear chestnut color with a small off-white head. The aroma was pretty simple made mostly of sweet malty caramel. Malty flavor of caramel and nutty. Semi-dry. Moderately bitter finish. Some warmth. Light to medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2006
Pours dark amber with a thick tan head. Nice appearance. Weak aroma of smoked malts, caramel and nuts. Not much there. Kind of weak in the flavors too. Descent caramel and smoked malts tastes but not much else. Where were the fruits? I thought this was pretty average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2006
Poured a copper color with a medium sized, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, light peat, nuts, and light roast. Taste of caramel and smoked malts, nuts, light alcohol, and faint citrus hoppiness. Did I have the same beer everyone else had?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
notalush (5000) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2006
I’ve had this on tap at a few places in the NY metro area so far, and I must say that it is a rather weak attempt at a scotch ale (the description at Barcade listed it as 6% alcohol, if that is any indication) - some chocolate and caramel make themselves present in the rather thin body, but otherwise this is a bland effort at an otherwise flavorful style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2006
On draft at Collins Bar. Deep copper in color with tan head. Roasty chocolatety aroma. Coffee like roast. Little or no peat character. Flavor is sweet. Caramel notes. Ok.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2006
Draft at Collins Bar. Some chcolate roastiness and light carbonation. No peat flavors are apparent. some sweetness thats like lollipops. No real roastiness. A wasted effort.

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