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RATINGS: 412   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Date: 07/10/2004
Mode: Bottle
Source: Vintage Cellar, VA

Appearance: dark brown with ruby highlights, whispy tan head,
Aroma: rich sweet malt aroma,
Flavor: rich dark malt flavor, good carmel sweetness, a nice touch of earthy peat mixed in with a short bitter finish, complex mix of flavors,
Overall: perfect balance of rich dark malt, carmel sweetness, and earthy character for a true scotch ale
-------- /> Date: 07/14/2007
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting

Aroma: lots of earthy smoke and peat in the aroma,
Flavor: rich sweet dark caramel flavor has blended well with the earthy character

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ***+/4

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7219) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2007
Huge thanks to kp for making the long drive down to Orlando and bringing this delicious brew. Pours copper mixed with brown hues and light tan head. Big sweet aroma with caramelized malts, peatiness, brown sugar, caramel candy and hints of alcohol. The flavor is slightly less aggressive as the aroma with caramel, malt sweetness and bits of peat here and there. Into the finish the caramelness turns to simply sweet nectar creating a build up of sweetness with each sip.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2007
Bottle courtesy kp. Dark ruby-brown color with a thin white head. Mild peat character, some spice/pepper. Slightly sweet caramel and rich malts on the taste with a sweet finish. A nice scotch, good malt complexity, but more peat would be nice.

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 (5329) - 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 I’ve 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 I’d 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 (2250) - 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.


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