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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
A big bastard of an award winning brew. Exceptionally smooth with rich maltiness and a touch of smoky peat character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Capa (2727) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Medium dark red with a beige head. Smoke right up front with a big chunk of caramel malt in the back. The smoke kind if kills most the other flavors. If you like em smokey this is for you.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rejtable (2310) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
Pours dark Amber with lots of head and lacing. Nose is scotch, some syrup. Medium body with lively carbonation. Taste med sweet light bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (2872) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2015 Draft pour at Frankies pizza. Pours a really dark brown color with a creamy head. Sweet candy caramel aroma. Flavor has a touch of smokiness up front. Very sweet flavor though. Very nice addition to the style. Enjoyed this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1750) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2015
An interesting scotch ale, almost more like boozy apple juice then beer. Pours a beautiful deep clear red with a tan head that dissipates quickly. Smells of Apple, malt, and cedar. Taste is very much apple juice, less carbonated than cider. Tasty, but a bit one note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9306) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 8, 2014
Tap at Dig. Orange-brown color with lace. Faint malty nose, a bit smoky, caramel, dried fruits, raisins. Full body, smooth but a bit weird.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (3736) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Thanx Steve. This was poured into a thistle. The appearance was a ruddy brown color with smooth level one finger white foamy head that dissipated within a minute. There was some light stringy lacing sliding into the beer. The smell had some light peat flavors with a light smokiness running in and out of the aroma. The taste was semi-sweet through some caramel malts, gets the peat to come back combined with the smokiness to blend fairly decently. There was a long smoky sweet aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat right at a medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation had a smooth capability about it letting the smokiness control how it rolled over my tongue. Overall, I say this was a good Scotch ale that I would have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle. The aroma is fairly boozy with some heavy peat malt notes. There is also some big dark fruit character. The flavor is kind of strange. It tastes a bit like grape soda with some light toffee and peat thrown in. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottbottle thanks mora...Nose is peat, spice, caramel, cola...Taste is cola, caramel, grape skin,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsnicholas (519) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2014
UPDATED: APR 11, 2015 Bottle (22oz): This is my current favorite Scotch Ale. Smooth and not to boozy.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone Update: Was rated 4.4 now 4.2. Update (4/11/2015) Was 4.2 now 4.1. Just adjusting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deaconmike (470) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2014
On tap at Seattle Tap Room at SeaTac. Brown with ruby edges. Very thin tan head. Aroma is subtle - some sweet, but dark ripe fruit on the nose, sweet with a hint of tartness. Taste is sweet with a lot of the dark ripe fruit flavor coming forward along with toffee. Peat and smoke also present. Body is medium, mouthfeel is slick. Good scotch ale

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