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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 248   ABV: 8.27%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerKurve (520) - - 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 (676) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mmmbeer (1378) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2012
12 oz. bottle in shaker- poured a transparent sunfaded light brown, extremely light white ring around the glass for a head. Aroma of peat, smoke, and... butter... ugh ohh. Hits the mouth with a medium body, malt is beefy with some light smoke in it, middle has butter, finish makes my stomach turn- infection. Re-rate down the line- and all 4 bottles were like that. Fuck!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2012
The bartender at Sprecher said this tasted like scotch...and she was right. Everything from the earthy/peaty flavors all the way to the smokey finish. Kinda reminded me of a glass of Johnnie Green after all the ice has melted. I would drink this again anytime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llcooldave (1188) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Very fruity aroma with smoky peated malt in the background. Pours a crystal clear ruby copper color in the glass. Sweet fruity malt upfront, apple, raisin and some spice as well followed by more of the smoky peat. Overall, a tasty brew...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huhzubendah (3379) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt! A: The beer is mostly clear with a very slight haze. the color is a burnt orange hue. The head is a half inch thick and leaves some fair lacing behind. S: The beer smells of sweet malts, alcohol, peat, and smoke. T: The taste is decent, with a bit more smoke than is usual. I have no complaints with this, as I prefer smokey Islay single malt scotches such as Ardbeg, Laphroaig, and Lagavulin. M: The feel is OK, with a lingering sweetness and notes of smoke, along with an alcoholic finish. D: A decent beer. I would drink it again, though I probably wouldn’t purchase it. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-04-2010

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Sprecher’s Scotch-style ale is definitely Scottish in style, with smoked wood and/or peat dominating the flavor. Its aroma is also very malty with that same smoked peat character. It’s nice and meaty in the mouth, but still not too heavy. The alcohol presence in this is not that noticeable thanks to the heavy smoke and malt. The smoke is just potent enough to dominate, but not so much that it’s uncomfortable or extreme (we’re not talking Rauchbier or anything), allowing it to really spice up the humdrum British malts. It’s really very good, enough to impress me. I certainly wasn’t expecting this to be so good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Jimmeekrek (52) - - JUL 3, 2012
Drain pour. While I usually love a good scotch ale, this one was a MAJOR disappointment. It smelled like earth, and when I took a sip it tasted like moss that had been put in a blender. I usually am a big fan of Sprecher, but this was undrinkable, and I poured it after 4 sips. Maybe I just got a bad bottle somehow, but what I had didn’t live up to what I think is a very good local brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
degbert (1621) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark red-brown with a cream/cinnamon head. Nose is fruity -- dates, black cherry -- and maple or brown sugar notes. Smoky and dry on the palate, with definite molasses and fruit notes -- not at all sweet, which is a nice counterpoint to the confectionery nose. Finishes long and smoky, with prickly carbonation. Good, and almost Islay-like.

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