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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (823) - Vermont, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Purchased from a local grocery store and no I will not mention which. BIG BEER Series (750 mL sized bottles) containing a rusty prune brown which when poured displayed a fruitfully bubbly, off-white head. Smells...well, ... Oh, I hate it when I can’t immediately detect precisely what I’m pinpointing in my nose. Heather? Bread yeast for definite. Woodsiness? Refined sugar? I’m having a real hard time honestly sniffing out its supposedly distinct ingredients. Tastes however much sweeter and altogether more unbalanced than I had thought. Firstly, its watery, with almost an unimaginable dullness that is only rescued by yeasts character, brief clove notes, Candi sugar (light) and smoke. Each sip taken is increasingly transported into a malt liquor rank hence the average-to-low rating, but this beer has class and class goes a long way.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VictorStr (991) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2014
Inte min favorit typ. Hel del sötma, viss om än lite rökighet. Högt fint skum som försvinner snabbt, aningen spretig i smaken. OK kropp

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
stefannilssons (1306) - SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
Nja, det här var inte helt okej. Smaken är obalanserad och nästan fadd med toner av rostad malt, äpple och olja. Kroppen är helt okej men här är något som jag inte riktigt gillar och som jag inte heller kan sätta fingret på.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 10, 2014

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting, Ulfborg ].

[ As Smuttynose Scotch Style Ale ].
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, spicy, dusty malt, light caramel, light malt extract. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter with a average duration, sweet malt, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140301]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1067) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2014
Tap in Rattle n Hum. Finally a beer that ratebeer deigns to call a Scotch Ale - nothing in Scotland appears Scottish or even Scotch enough to qualify as a true Sweaty! Deep brown in colour, tiny foam. Sweet aroma, toffee, fudge, slight smell of a mash! Soft malty palate, hints of booze coming through. Just enough bitterness to balance it out. Maybe not my favourite type of beer but well executed.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2369) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2014
Bomber bought @ Systembolaget. Slow gusher. Pours dark brown with a rather big frothy brownish beige head that slowly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is malty and fruity with old dry dark bread, raisin bran, caramelized apples, oatmeal, biscuits, smoke and hay. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty and tiny fruity with toasted cereal, sweet dark bread, oatmeal, biscuits, caramel, red apples, baked pears, moist soil, red berries, liquorice root, caraway, smoke, wood and hay. Mouthfeel is soft, creamy, round and medium to full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter, malty and tiny fruity with biscuits, caramelized apples, alcohol, oatmeal, hay, wood, red berries, smoke and hints of toffee. Was rather turned off by the old bread smell but taste and mouthfeel really makes up for it.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tony_gorilla (153) - Fiskum, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget, enjoyed at home. Pours deep brown with a nice withe head that dissapear quickly. Smells malty with a small hint of smoke. Tastes a bit sweet,light caramel,should have more smoke to it. All over nothing special for me. To little of everything.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nicke80 (49) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2014
65 cl bottle from systembolaget bs. Sweet aroma with a bit of smoke in the background. Nice and sweet with balanced flavours. A nice scotch ale.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Superman75 (52) - - MAR 22, 2014
Riktigt god o krämig, sötman är fin men inte så mycket rökighet...............................,,,,,, via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crajun (892) - , Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2014
bottle from phatdog1; thanks Craig! malt and toffee in aroma with a little bit of ?? nice pour. taste was slightly off? a little astringent? malt fought through; not the best of this style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HellesBunny666 (77) - Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Slightly smoky and malty aroma. Deep caramel and toasted malts flavors. Light body for the style of beer.


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