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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Delicious! like a stonger bodies kiltlifter. Dark and powerful, warming finish, disipating lace....very nice indeed.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6130) - Pennsburg, 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 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 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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (8108) - .....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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 26, 2010
On tap at Ginger Man NY
Aroma: good depth, caramel , hint of scotch with its alcohol pair. Ending with toffee.
Appearance: red ruby, garnet with clear crystal show. Large tanned top.
Flavour and Palate: smoky , malty with Scotch feel on side. Good deep malt is presented with solid approach to it. Bit earthy.Light feel of alcohol is at finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3637) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Ooooh. Pint enjoyed at Woodstock’s Pizza in Davis, CA. Nose is somewhat faint, but I do detect some peatiness, caramel aromas, and some metallic notes. Fair enough. Transparent dark amber/light mahogany body with a yellowish head that is pretty modest. Sweet, chewy, malty, peaty, caramelly flavors present. Sticky and chewy. Thankfully, they didn’t hop the hell outta this. Tasty and relatively true to style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14162) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Tap at the brewpub on 3/23. Pours dark orange/amber with a slight beige head. Malty aroma. Med body. Flavor is rather heavy malt - possible touch of smoke? Or maybe a little earthy? There’s a little hop. Finishes on the non-dry side, but it drinks pretty well tho.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3595) - St. Louis, Missouri, 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.

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