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RATINGS: 402   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (2892) - 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. It’s a bonnie beer....but it’s NOT oatmeal!!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (5977) - 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 wasn’t for sober peoples we wouldn’t 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 (2236) - 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 wasn’t 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 (2078) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 28, 2006
This bottled brew was sampled at the RateBeer gathering at Dick’s Bodacious Bar-B-Que. It poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized mostly lasting light brown colored bubbles that left behind a very hazy brown colored body with no visible carbonation and lots of floating yeast particles. The aroma was mild with sweet malty notes. The mouth feel was tingly and mildly vinous at the start then mellowed in the finish. The flavor contained sweet malty vinous notes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - APR 23, 2006
poured a dark dark brown. aroma is strong, malty, grassy, and sweet. bursting with flavors. Honey, caramel malts, sweet and slightly grassy. i ussualy hate beers that have the sour grassy flavors, if you know what i meen. but this was really good. good texture too. i enjoyed this beer alot.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2006
Bottle. Small fizzy tan head that mostly diminished, decent lacing, cloudy, and a brown hue. Malty, caramel, sweet, some smoke notes, and toffee nose. Flavor was malty, caramel, sweet and toffee. Smooth palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2352) - California, USA - APR 18, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2007 Hazy dark brown body with a smallish head. Aroma was chocolate, sugar, more hops than other Scotch ales I’ve had and loads of caramel. Couldn’t get any smoke notes. Good stuff anyway. 2007 bottle: same color, similar notes but smoke notes are obvious. Better. 7/4/7/4/15


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