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Town Hall Hope and King Scotch Ale

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Hope and King is a full-body brew and is rich in malt complexity. Brewed with both English and American barley and many, many specialty malts this deeply colored ale has hints of roasted chocolate, caramel and raisins with very little hop presence. Our interpretation of the classic ale that originated in Glasgow, Scotland.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steve_0 (3166) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2015
On tap at the Brewery. Pour is roasted Amber with a small tan head and decent lacing. Brown sugar, rich caramel, plummy, earthy, bready, and lightly spicy aroma. Taste is rich caramel, brown sugar, toffee, some raisins, dates, grapey, and bready. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatDane1632 (696) - USA - JAN 29, 2015
On tap at the Brewery/Brewpub -- I thought this beer had the potential makings of a great Scotch. Although slightly light, I thought it needed more body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2572) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Draft Sampler pours brown with a off white head. Aroma and taste are nice malts and grains.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
That1Guy (2025) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Part of a flight at the taproom. Clear reddish brown pour. Nice balance of roast and sweetness with a slight hint of smoke. Not usually a Scotch ale kinda guy, but I dug this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RussianDragon (567) - - AUG 24, 2014
On tap at Town Hall. Pours a clear brown with hues of reddish orange when backlit. Aroma is caramel, malt and dark fruit. Flavor is full and sweet: malt and grain, sweet caramel, dark fruit complexity. Medium bodied, frothy carbonation makes for a creamy mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (737) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Pours dark reddish brown. Aroma is roasted malts, tea, peat. Taste is malty, staying sweet and containing none of the expected dry, roasty bitterness the aroma led me to believe. Short finish & aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11345) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
on tap @RBSG Minni-tan-copper. A-sweet med malt-peat/caramel, some earthy. T-follows.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (5477) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours a watery amber with one ring of white head. Nose has mild smoke, malt, caramel. Flavor is malty, toast, mild cold smoke, caramel, brown sugar. Earthy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (10270) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Draft at GABF. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of raisin, caramel, malt and chocolate. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2823) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Tap at Town Hall during RBSG. From notes. Malty with caramel and toffee and a surprisingly fruity note. Very good.


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