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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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.


aobecksy's rating

4.3
   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (6673) - .....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!?!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6671) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (6716) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11690) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9618) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6043) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (8162) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6744) - 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 (805) - 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 (9165) - 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.


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