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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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: 50°F


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
degbert (1061) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Golfnhawk (19) - USA - APR 20, 2012
This was disapointing, initial alcohol tasted so strong it masked other flavors.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edgallow (1859) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2012
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of caramel malt and grain. Taste is grain and a bit of sweetness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2012
love this brew for the scotch, cherries, and dark rich chocolate flavors. truly delicious!!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Dark amber pour with a light tan head. Aroma is sweet malt and some smoke. Taste is smoked malt and sweetness. Nice beer. Nice lacing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9745) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
A dark amber ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a smooth peated malt, phenolics, caramel. In mouth, a smooth smokey sweet candy malt, light cinnamon and faint hops, medium bodied. Bottle at Istmus Beer and Cheese Fest, Jan 21 2012.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Pours cloudy amber with a quickly receding off-white head. Notes of toffee, peated malt, chewy caramel malt, reduced wort, plums and spice. Full bodied, sweet with soft carbonation.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2012
@GABF-12oz bottle-pours gold with an offwhite head. Aroma and taste are band aid. Gotta rate this again.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rubbishystuff (1796) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2011
From the outlet in Glendale. Smoke and peat taste and aroma. Some dried fruits. Rather sweet. Serving: Bottle

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
freekyp (1473) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Pipers pours cloudy deep reddish brown and smells of leather, smoke, and caramel. Thick bodied with a strong tan head, this brew’s earthy malt showcases everything that makes a great scotch ale. It ain’t from the hightlands, but Pipers will have you donning the wide paint and hollering battle cries until you pass out. Just...plain...hearty.


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