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RATINGS: 109   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.


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2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - DEC 8, 2012
pours a brownish orange with a good beige head. This beer tastes earty, bready lightly of toasted carmel malt , mine had a lot of chunks in it.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mstrcrwly (317) - New York, USA - AUG 11, 2014
on tap..cherry color with an off-white head..aroma of plums,cherries,grapes..fruity,malty taste..decent carbonation..not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Johncmug (9) - USA - JUN 1, 2014 does not count
Excellent, malty, easy drinking beer. I didnít pick up ant hops but thatís in line with what I was expecting. Reminds me of a carmelly Amber ale. Definitely could have this every day.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4125) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 25, 2014
Draught at an Italian restaurant in Cleveland. Caramel and red over some sweetness and slight stickiness. Ok.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (2231) - New York, USA - APR 8, 2014
Snuck out at lunch to grab quick beer and since canít make Thirsty Dog event tonight at Jeffrey grab this brew from Draught 55. Pours deep purplish brown. Nose is candy and dark fruits. Tastes of burnt cocoa, biscuits, plums, caramel, brown sugar and flag cola. Thin palate and watery finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bth122 (1291) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle from Beernutz. Brown (almost coffee color). Aroma of big roasted malts, nuts, and caramel. Light sweetness. Light bitterness. Niced toasted malts with caramel flavor. Decent mouthfeel. Ends a litttle weak and slightly watery. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (2053) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2014
12 oz bottle served in a glass mug Pours dark brown, clear, with a well proportioned and very durable tan head. A load of smoke in the nose but more subdued in tasting where more molasses and dark fruit notes come out. High levels of roasted barley in both the nose and taste. Good carbonation and adequate body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2769) - Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2014
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy deep ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, biscuit, plum, brown sugar, nuttiness, light chocolate, floral, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, plum, brown sugar, nuttiness, light chocolate, floral, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, fig, plum, brown sugar, light chocolate, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light-moderate yeast ester flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Scottish ale. All around good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light-moderate yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (237) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Dark brown pour with a deep dark ruby cast. Fair head with little lacing. Light nose of sweet and toast malt. The body is light medium and the mouthfeel is smooth. Well carbonated. The flavor is rather subdued - not bad, just not much there. It has an underlying tartness against a weak malt background. The finish is crisp. Since TD doesnít bottle date, this one may be old. I was expecting more than what was delivered.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigtaster (563) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Copper red mostly clear head dispersing quickly. Nose has caramel. Light body sweet, balanced easy to drink.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (12951) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Draft at OU Inn. Clear dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of nutella, chocolate. Taste is burnt cocoa. Light body.


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