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This hearty red-brown ale has a slight smokey aroma of sweet caramel and lightly toasted malt. The flavor is malty, yet very smooth, with a delicate hop finish and a creamy head. Recommended Serving Temperature: 50°F

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Tasted on 1/31/12 from a bottle. Pours clear amber with an average khaki head that leaves thin lace. The nose is lightly smokey caramel malt with toasted nuts and a hint of bitterness. The flavor is lightly smokey caramel, toffee, and maple, with some bread and light bitterness. The body is medium plus with lively carbonation and a long smoked toffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (859) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2014
500 ml bottle. The pour is a muddy brown with a small ring of head that vanishes quickly. The aroma is very malty. There is a strong toffee presence and there isn't a whole lot going on there. Strong dark fruits all throughout. I love the aroma. The flavor mimics this. There is the sweetness and the dark fruits. The mouth feel is thicker and syrupy and with a light carbonation gives it a little velvety feel. The aftertaste is lingeringly malty and smooth. This is a very good scotch ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_thirty (2) - - DEC 11, 2014 does not count
Pours a dark brown almost red, a thin layer of head. An almost smokey aroma and taste. Slight hop as well Overall a decent scotch ale

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FestDecBeet (363) - - DEC 3, 2014
Look: pours a dark red almost brown. White head. Slightly cloudy beer. Smell: very malty. Bread. Bandaid Taste: bandaid. Bread. Slight scotch Feel: medium carbonation. Not dry but defiantly not sweet. Overall: not a big fan of the bandaid aroma o flavor. First drank: home 12/3/14

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (816) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Light brown pour, off white head. Nose is smoked malt. Sweet. Middle is smoked meat and caramel malt. Finish is warming alcohol and smoky hop spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrob21 (2772) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Single from total wine. Smoke and peat and unfortunately I can’t get much past that. This one is not for me but I’m sure the smoke guys will get all over it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bigben873 (153) - Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2014
The beer that taught me the difference between a Scottish ale and a scotch ale. Dark amber full bodied beer. I am rating it a 5 simply to try to counter the ridiculously low rating that it has on this website

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UncleKorm (978) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle poured a cloudy amber hue w/a small fully diminishing head. Big sweet peaty aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Tastes are peat, malts, sugar, and smoke. Full bodied, soft carbonation and a light boozy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3067) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle. Lactic prune, earthy malt and alcohol aroma. Brown with a small tan head. Smoky caramel malt and prune flavor. Alcohol well hidden. Body on the light side of medium, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2054) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Pours dark amber with a thin head. Caramel, roasted malt and a light smokiness. A tad too sweet for my taste but still mighty fine.

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