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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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This Scottish Style Export Ale gets its unique flavor and aroma through a special time consuming, extra long and vigorous boil. The caramelization blends perfectly with the malty flavor of roasted barley and complementing hops. Raise a glass of this very drinkable ale to ANY occasion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3379) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Poured into a lager glass from a bottle. Appearance is underwhelming, it pours a dark amber to brown with a beige-ish head that dissipates to a soapy looking froth laying lazily on top of the beer. Aroma is definitely malty. I get sweet vanilla, some toasted bread, some nuts. Maybe a touch of leather in there as well. As it warms, the aroma develops a bit. to showcase the more roasty side. Taste is earthy, leathery, roasty. It’s sweet, but not overly so. The mouthfeel is somewhat chewy, leaving the tongue a little dry after the swallow. Spritzy carbonation. A little thin on the back end of the drink, maybe I’m a little off, though. This is definitely a nice session beer. Low alcohol, loads of flavor. I can think of a few people I would recommend this beer to.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mhyzdu (11) - - JAN 14, 2012
Ok ........................................... ................... Ok ................. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkSachon (671) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2012
From the 12oz bottle purchased at The BeerHive in Pittsburgh. Immediately impressed with the smooth qualities and the tempered sweetness which tends to run to the high end on other Scotch Ales. As expected, low foaming and light carbonation, but unexpectedly, a weakness in the density of the beer left me wanting the same recipe in a beefed up version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mandalarules (104) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Draft. Pours a dark brown/orange body with a small tan head. Aroma has a slight peat smell to with moderate malt and notes of caramel. Taste has a smooth texture with soft carbonation, to thin for the style. Certainly not a bad version of the style though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (2661) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Meh, a bit boring all around. Appearance, aroma, taste, and palate all blah. A bit too sweet and mediocre malt presence.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (4288) - Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2011
12 oz bottle, not a bad scottish, malty, no hop presence at all, kinda middle of the road complex malts, alrigght for a night cvap

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1166) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle. Tons of coffee in the smell and taste, a lot more than expected. Very sweet, though I guess maybe that shouldn’t be so surprising.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alobar (2963) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Pours a clear caramel color with decent lacing. Minimal aroma of peat, toffee,and caramel. Caramel and toffee flavor with hint of earthiness. Thin body for style. A bit weak on the flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle pours light brownish red with foamy light tan head. Aromas of grain, flowers and sweet malt. Taste is plastic tasting some malty overtones. The body on this is way too thin for the style. Overall, not a great scotch ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11901) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle from Half Time. Pours very dark amber with a slight creamy beige head. Aroma is lightly smoky caramel. Near full bodied. Flavor is a bit thin, but there is some light smoke, some toffee aspects, and it’s got some bitter in it. Pleasant.

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