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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
Luxurious malt character and a bit boozy as a youngster at 10.9% ABV.
2014 vintage - 8.4% abv

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5123) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2015
I have been looking for this beer for a long time. On tap at the brewery. Dark brown with some red when held up to the light in the dark tap room. Sweet nalt and lots of it. Some fruit, geain, and it is sweet. This is what i think of when I think of scotch ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crajun (1090) - , Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2015
bomber from winter secret summer. what is diff in scotch ale vs. Scottish ale? this definitely has some alcohol/scotch characteristics mostly in the taste. caramel toffee and quick to the alcohol. quality, but the aftertaste lowers this for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (8570) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2015
On tap at the brewery pours a clear deep amber with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet grains and toffee supported by dark fruits and raisins. Flavor has toffee and bread with raisins and dates underlying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Tap. Pours a dark, reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma is malty with fruity notes. Flavor is caramel, malt, sweet and rich fruit, and some noticeable alcohol. Medium body with light to medium carbonation. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (2019) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Amber pour, quick head. Aroma is malty, dark fruit and very light smoke. Flavour is toasted malt, dark fruit, some alc bite. Light smokey finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Sweetish malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1678) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Fairly transparent, mahogany appearance. Mild aroma that is both malt-heavy and rather plain. Peat, rock candy and black fig characterize its quiet, foggy sweetness. Comfortable malt balance with soft, warming alcohol in the flavor. Prickly carbonation can partner with this to create a dark spice silhouette. Red apple, leather, and molasses can be found beneath layers of basic dark sugar and booze; stylistically true in heaviness and simplistic sensory limitations.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (6485) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle thanks to Paul. Pours a clear copper with small off white head. The aroma is caramel and bready malt. Thin mouth with sweet malt, caramel, dark fruit, good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4651) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Dark copper color with a small head. Very light biscuit aroma. Light maltiness. Barely a hint of caramel. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guerde (1229) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2014
(bottle) Pours a deep red color with no head to speak of. Normally beers default to a 4 in appearance if there’s some semblance of a head, but since there is none, it’s awarded a 3. The aroma’s pretty hard to pin down. There’s a dark fruit component that’s reminiscent of cherry or plum, but the rest of the scent is rather nebulous. It’s not bad nor good, it’s just present in an indefinable state that leaves me quite vexed. Ok, maybe there’s a hint of kipper snacks and maybe some Assam tea, but I think the color of the beer may be screwing with my nostrils on that latter aromatic deScriptor, since the beer’s color (along with the lack of head) could easily fool someone into thinking I were imbibing on a pint of tea rather than a pint of ale. The flavor possesses more discernible qualities than the aroma, with aspects of toffee, cherry (artificial though), port, toast, stale graham cracker, and a faint smack of astringency again reminiscent of the aforementioned Assam. Little booze sting as well. Mouthfeel is fairly full and carb is a touch on the high side. Overall this is a decent beer, even though the aroma was largely devoid of any character.

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