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RATINGS: 108   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2187) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Bottle. Brown body with a short, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, earthy peat. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Roast/coffee dryness. Medium body, watery texture, average carbonation. The aroma and flavor are dominated by the roasted malts, though not overly strong. Tastes an awful lot like a roasty brown ale. Less sweet than many Scotch ales. Not complex, but pleasant tastes of roast, peat with a little tobacco thrown in.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
steelhead3686 (220) - Athens, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Pours a coffee brown with a very thin carmel head. Smells of roast (almost of coffee) with a bit of caramel. Somewhat sweet with the fait hint of bitter. Not much too this beer. Iíve only drank coffee once, but based on the smell of coffee I would say it drinks like a light roast of coffee with a hint of milk. I guess if youíre a coffee drinker you would love this beer especially if you need an evening cold beverage in the winter.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4843) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2011
I am not a huge fan of this style but this one really impressed me +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark caramel-brown color with a medium sized foamy tan head that faded fairly quickly and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was tangy caramel, sweet malts and a bit of nut. The flavor was tangy caramel, sweet malts, light butterscotch and hints of wood and tobacco. The finish was long, sweet, malty and had lingering caramel. Well done.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
popery (1365) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Bottle. The appearance is deep amber and mildly cloudy. It has a nice sudsy, off-white head. The aroma is caramel malt, a nutty tone, some earth and a little wood. Itís kinda weak but decent. The taste is mildly sweet and toasty. Thereís a lemon twang in the finish. Mouthfeel is normal - smooth, sudsy. Itís a fine, calm beer. Easy to drink and inoffensive.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7360) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Bottle. Toffee malt and hay aroma. Clear brown color with small head. Sweet toffee malt and light bitter hay flavor. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3736) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Pours a bright clear rust red with ring of light tan head. Good caramel nose. Flavor is earthy, a little vegetal, hint of cardboard, but mainly burnt caramel and minimal hop spice flavor. Not bad, actually, pretty much what I think of for the style. Decent example.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3376) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2011
(draft @ Ohio Scottish Games - Wellington, OH) Copper pour with a thick tan head. Light sweet and mildly smoky aroma with some caramel hints. Flavor is sweet caramel with a very dry and bitter grain middle and a bitter and cloying aftertaste. Not all that great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 24, 2011
Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of caramel, earthy, some dark fruit. Tastes of caramel, spice, some earthy hints with some breaddy hints on the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4022) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2011
Apr 26, tap @ Thirsty Dog, Akron. Pours clear brown with a tanned small head leaving some lacing. Dry, malty, caramel aroma and flavor with nice tart hoppy touch. Very drinkable but not too light.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert (1269) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Aroma is rich toffee an caramel. Sweet and (brown) sugary, but with a nutty balance. Very aromatic. The appearance is dull toffee brown. Zero head. The flavor is nutty like hazelnut and almonds. A little roasted, which adds a needed balance at the end. Not that complex but very good flavor. The palate is ashy, dry, gritty. Very sweet and nutty. Not at all cloying. A nice, dry Scotch ale with a hint of sweetness.


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