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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alcohoarder (34) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2009
22 oz. bottle. Rich nose with dark dried fruits and toffee. Intense, slightly cloying malty monster. Finishes with a hint of burnt sugar bitterness. Very good for wintertime sipping next to a roaring fire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Pours reddish in color with thin white head. Aroma carmel, smokey and peat. Taste smoke, malty and carmel with bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2010 Rerate of draft version at the brewery. Pours a dark mahogany brown with a moderate beige head that fell to a ring of bubbles before long, but left lacing as I went. Has a sweet malt aroma that reminds me of butter rum flavored candy. The flavor is predominately sweet and rather complex. Mostly it’s a rich, sweet, caramel candy sort of flavor that comes through for me, and a bit of something resembling maple too. Big dried fruit flavors are mixed in along with a notable smokiness. Finishes with an alcohol bite. Has a very full mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8059) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Courtesy of sebletitje. Pours bright amber with thin off white head. The aroma is malts and dark fruitiness with a background of booze. The taste is smooth and rich with chewy rich malts mixing with pears, prunes, ripe cherries and dates. It moves into a bit of earthiness as the finish draws closer. Very nice superposition of flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3630) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2009

8/13/2009: Silver City Fat Scotch Ale... Aroma: Orangy dark carmel, salty backend. Appearance: Beautiful deep ruby color, mostly transparent. Flavor: Sweet sugary caramel, hints of orange; not really much else. Palate: Medium-light, thin and a bit watery! Overall: OK to decent, but nothing to write home about; a bit disappointing overall.

22 fl. oz. bottle (Alc. 9% by Vol.) from bitbucket via trade. Thanks Bob! Rating #88 or less for this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9073) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2009
courtesy of BA trade. pours brown, beige head. aroma, raisins, figs, dark sugar, malt, hints of chocolate. flavor, caramel, malts, raisins and figs are upfront with hints of toffee, dark malts / sugar. highly drinkable at 9%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slitcher (267) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Botle courtesy of Denise in Tacoma; thank you! Pours a beautiful dark brick red with a thin tan head. Suprising aroma of Bananas Foster on the nose. Deliciuos caramel and brown sugar sweetness with a nice peat-smoke backbone and slight alcohol. Very creamy mouthfeel. A decadent Scotch ale to be sure!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Bottle courtesy of sebletitje. Pours amber. Nose is banana, booze, bubblegum, caramel. Flavor is full of fig, raisin, dark fruits, booze, sweet caramel, molasses. Decent body. Warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (5168) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2009
Thanks sebletitje for the share. Pours red-brown with an off-white head. Nose is sugar, brown sugar, dark malt, molasses, caramel, fruit, and spice. Flavor is similar with all manner of sugar, toasted malts, caramel, spice, alcohol, and a lingering sweetness. Medium-bodied and slightly boozy, but enjoyable nonetheless.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2010 2009 bottle poured on 3/3/10. Pours dark ruby with tan frothy head. Beautiful lacing. Aroma of peat, pine and treacle. Great rich brown sugar sweetness, then a dry earthy finish. A bit boozy even after 6+ months, but still an incredible scotch ale.

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