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RATINGS: 409   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Dark brown in color. Candy sugar in used when brewing this beer. Available in September.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Pours a yeasty dark amber, with a small white head. Very fruty aroma, apples, plums, malts, and a little caramel. The taste is full of the caramel, some cinnamon, fruits, and dakr sweet malts. I get some alcohol, but this beer isnt that strong. Pretty complex flavors make this beer pretty enjoyable. Very easy drinking for a scotch ale, the finish was smooth, and the aftertaste was sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Bomber. Reddish brown with a thick khaki head. Earthy, sweet nose, caramel and light molasses. Rich toffee and earth flavors, lightly smoky peat. Body could be a bit more dense, but overall a nice brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Bottle from mkgrenwel. LIght caramel malt. Super murk, deep brown body. Medium palate. Solid caramel malt up front with very light hops. Fairly one dimensional.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Huge malt and some caramel in the aroma.Pours a very deep murky copper with a medium off white head.Flavor is dominated by tons of malt.Full mouthfeel with a huge malt finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (5085) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 17, 2007
Extremely malty aroma, popped right out of the glass. Very dark brown color with almost no off white head. Flavor is malty but a heavy bready taste at the end. Very enjoyable, but not the best Scotch Ale Ive ever had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Bottle. Nice looking pour with a nice fluffy head on top of a clear mahogany body. Decent enough aroma with shades of quite a few aspects, but nothing too overpowering. Caramel, semi-sweet chocolate, raisins, alcohol and some vanilla shows up late. When fresh from the fridge, I pick up a little bit of a hoppiness, but that goes away once it warms. Caramel, dark chocolate and alcohol are present throughout the mouthfeel. The alcohol detracts a bit from the overall experience. Not as earthy as Id expect from a scotch ale, but not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2230) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2006
Bottle. Dark caramel coloured body with a white soapy head. Rich chocolate and caramel in the aroma along with alcohol and brown sugar. Some hop character in the flavour with notes of caramel and burnt toast. Alcohol is definitely felt throughout the experience.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3011) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2006
Tasted at YeHA! 2006 in Montreal. App.: muddy brown with reddish hues. Aroma: strawberries, dried fruits, chocolate, vanilla, a little smokey and woody. Palate: med.-full body, a little chalky, med. low carbonation. Flav.: chocolatey, vanilla, berries and coffee, much like the nose again. Its a bonnie beer....but its NOT oatmeal!!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2006
Cloudy brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma has some toffee and surprisingly some alcohol (at only 6.2%?). Taste is typical scotch ale with plenty of roasted malts, caramel/toffee, a little bit of dark fruits, lightly to moderately hoppy. More alcohol flavour than it should and I really doubt the exactitude of the 6.2%. By-the-book scotch ale but nonetheless a good example of the style. Good for peace on earth, if it wasnt for sober peoples we wouldnt have nuclear weapons.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Medium brown, small head, little to no lacing. Malty nose but not otherwise interesting. Taste is less smokey than I expect from a Scotch ale, just good dark malts, sweet toffee, bitter finish. Not intesnse or especially complex, not outstanding as a Scotch style or as an ale. // Rerated second class from same bottle, 90 minutes later when warmed sufficiently. Far more intense nose and taste, more complexity, far more interesting appearance. Less clear, more head.


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