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RATINGS: 406   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.


3.8
   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 (4880) - 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 Iíve 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 Iíd 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 (2209) - 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 (2919) - 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. Itís a bonnie beer....but itís NOT oatmeal!!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - 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 wasnít for sober peoples we wouldnít 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2249) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2006
650ml bottle from the <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/new-york target=blank>Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York. Brilliant copper in colour, thin tan coloured head, some lacing. The aroma is of light cookie malts, vanilla latte, some caramel, sugar, good sweetness. The flavour is of light alcohol, vanilla, high sweetness, quite malty, scotch. Creamy mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes with a lingering alcohol warmth, lots of sweet caramel. The very light aroma wasnít a great start but I enjoyed the malty flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2006
pours out a dark brown color with a nice tan head. aroma is malty and semi sweet. Flavor is rather bold with tons of malt. A very good scotch ale indeed!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2006
Bottle from someone, I think Brandon (santa(notalush)). Thanks! Pours out a dark brown color with a thick tan head. Smell is malty, rich,hoppy, and rich. Taste is similar, with a nice sweetness and huge malt presence. A pretty good scotch ale actually. I love the beers this brewery makes regardless.


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