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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 248   ABV: 8.27%
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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: 50F

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lemke10 (857) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2013
This pours a semi-clear, medium brown color with only a slight head. The scent is sweet and Im also picking up hints of smokiness as well. The taste is sweet, malty, and also has some decent smoke flavor to it. The texture is thinner but it is balanced out by the rich flavor of the ingredients. Certainly very unique for a so-called Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigtourist (36) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Clear pour with head quickly dissipating. Reddish orange tint with a sweet scotch flavor. No aftertaste, does not seem as strong as it is

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3289) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Bottle picked up in Ann Arbor. It has all the characteristics of a good scotch ale: sweet maltiness and a nice punch of smoke. Somehow it seems a little bit disjointed and like things just dont come together. Still tasty though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (14475) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Draft at Leons. Very dark maroon brown, tan head. Aroma of burnt caramel. Taste is sweet caramel and cocoa

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4320) - Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
12oz bottle. Rusty brown color. Thin white ring. Heavy booze smell. Sweet aromas, vanilla, scotch, peat smoke. Tastes strong. Hearty malt body. Some wood, loads of toffee, light peat, very malt forward. (3598*)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Very dark brown with an off white head. Smoky aroma with a little peat. The smoky aroma takes the forefront. smoky taste with a malty bitter woodburning flavor. An easy Dink in the Texas winter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3079) - Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2012
16 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 5/30/2011. Pours lightly hazy dark red amber color with a nice 1 finger fairly dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, toast, molasses, toffee, dark bread, peat, wood, light smoke, light chocolate, scotch, floral, and earthy spiciness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance. Taste of caramel, molasses, toast, toffee, raisin, peat, wood, bread, light smoke, floral, scotch, and earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, raisin, molasses, bread, peat, floral, scotch, and earthy spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of flavors with some great complexity; with zero cloying sweetness present on the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent scotch ale! Nice balance and great flavor complexity; and very smooth to sip on. Really enjoyed this one, very well done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerKurve (509) - - DEC 12, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2013 Dark brown with a high amount of visible carbonation, a fizzy head, and no lacing.Very robust Butterrum, Caramel, Oak, Scotch, Smoke and Barley aroma. flavors with only a slight boozy flavor. Carbonation is rather strong to what is an otherwise lightweight body. An excellent scotch ale overall by the makers of my favorite soda; Puma Kola!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cancerhawk (22) - - DEC 12, 2012
Nice maltiness in this beer. Creamy and light hops. Good drinking beer. Has a nice aroma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sloshgator (514) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Citrusy aroma with flavors to match. Slight grassy hints with a smokey quality. This beer is nicely balanced and mega flavorable. Served in a bottle and good bit of alcohol but not overpowering. This is one beer you have to try.

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