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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Doff the cap of this complex Scottish Ale with 5.6% ALC/VOL, and in a wink you’ll be hearing Highland bagpipes as you sip this smoky, peaty, bonnie good brew. Aye. That’s the high road, that is.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jake65 (2615) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Tap @ Outlaws, Williston. Orange-golden color with a finger of creamy beige head. Nose is peat and metallic. Lots of peat in the flavor, lightly metallic, and some grain. Pretty one dimensional...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAsavedMYlife (345) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Loads of peatyness and caramel in the nose. Not much head retention for my bottle, as it was out of date. After a taste, loads of rich caramel sweetness, smoke, more peat. Light head retention. Full bodied and complex for 5.6% alcohol. Leaves you wanting more. Overall slightly under attenuated, but great beer. The roastyness and hop character keep it from becoming too sweet. Enjoyability 4.5/5

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (6266) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle. Amber pour with a cream colored head. Malt and light peat. Lighter palate. Pretty simple, straightforward brew. Touch of caramel sweetness.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SODAK14 (281) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - AUG 24, 2014
OK...I’m not sure if I gave this one much a chance but I just didn’t care for it. Seemed more to rely on a whiskey type taste than a beer flavor. I only had one and may try again but initial reaction was to order something else...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3191) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle at Beer Bar SLC. Dark brown pour with a disappearing brown head. Light aroma of sweet malt. Flavor is bolder with some peat smoke, spice and molasses. Nice overall.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iguanodon (78) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma is pretty weak but I get a little toffee, earth, bread. Taste is sweet malt, a little peat if I use my imagination. Sweet caramel in the finish. A decent Scottish ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ljthiessen (391) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle. Dark orange-amber pour with a small white head. Not tons of aroma, malty with some toffee. Flavour is sweet malts, toffee, pretty earthy, with a touch of hops. I expected some solid smoky peat flavour here, but none really came through. Perhaps a fresher bottle would provide more of that flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (754) - USA - MAY 13, 2014
Very deep copper, clear, tan head. Aroma of nutty and toasty malt, a little toffee, grainy notes. Flavor: malt-forward with lots of toasty, grainy and nutty malt, the smoke malt character is much stronger in the flavor than in the aroma and is fairly prominent. Finish is grainy and smoky.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kinz (3286) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
On tap at Squatters in SLC. Medium red, clear, slight white head. Aroma was toffee malt and smoke. Flavor matched. Finish was marred by a rather phenolic rubber note that you can get sometimes with peaked malts, or even from the yeast used in a lot of Scottish ales. A bit off.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdInSaltLake (639) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 18, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2014 5.6 ABV (older notes were from the 4% draft version): Sweet malt flavor; a little caramel malt. Subtle peat smoke in the aroma; more in the flavor--a good amount, not too much. Subtle yeast fruit and herbal/spicy hops.

Nice peat smoked flavor. It’s prominent at first; less so the more I drink. Pretty well balanced with some caramel/sweet malt flavor -- although a little more "English" malt character probably wouldn’t hurt.


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