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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (8251) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2002
Pours a deep amber color with a thin off-white head and some lacing. Aroma of malt, alcohol and cinnamon. Warm and rich malt flavor with a somewhat syrupy finish. Another foray into higher-ABV beers for Thirsty Dog, this is good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2002
Dark amber pour, thin head and minimal lacing. Thick and syurpy feel, spicey and malty flavor. Warm, rich, well delevoped flavor.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vexorgtr (26) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Nice and malty, Quite flavorful, and easy to drink. Its certainly a winner for this region.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2005
On tap at Dayton location. Aroma of caramel and toasted cereal, signature Thirsty Dog mixed berry-ester profile. Copper color, slightly hazy, beige head. Flavor is sweet and malty, caramel and toffee, pleasant alcohol notes, hint of smoke. Very full bodied, slight warming. Nice Scotch ale, sweet and malty with a touch of alcohol complexity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sja14 (108) - Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Had this one on tap but it has supposedly been retired for years. Pours a dark amber with a nice beige head. Smokey flavor with hints of coffee. Syrupy malt flavor. Unique beer that I wish I could get a sixer of.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3919) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2011
Dark honey and hay aroma. Clear auburn, medium yellow head, poor retention. Slightly sweet barley malt, toast. Finishes with subtle toffee notes. Creamy and light mouthfeel. Alcohol not noticeable. Really quite nice in many ways. Very quaffable and a good American take on a British style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7738) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2693) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1517) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Dark amber with a big beige head. Sweet malt and spice aroma. Flavor of malt and caramel. A little syrupy and dry in the finish. Thanks to Dogbrick for the growler.


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