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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   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

ryanfolty's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (2204) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2015 November 16, 2012 bottle shared by Brandon. Clear light brown with some red in the pour. Alcohol and sweet malt in the aroma and the taste is pretty much the same. After a full night of drinking and this is still tough to drink. This needs some time to sit for sure, eesh this was tough to drink. Four people shared this and nobody could finish it. Nov 22, 2015 - think this might be a 2014 bottle. Very sweet and boozy, but milder than previous bottle. Bumped up rating to 3.4 from a 3.1.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1573) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle from mattsciguy. ’14 vintage in late ’15. Deep amber copper brown. Nose is caramel, some light smoke, lavender honey. Taste follows nose. Good balance, slightly sweet finish. Great example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5325) - 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 (1101) - , 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 (8859) - 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 (2023) - 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 (20410) - 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 (1713) - 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 (6612) - 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 (4681) - 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.

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