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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Brown pour, light head. Peat, caramel, toffee, light buttery aroma. Flavor is bready, peat, pears, toasted grains.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2012
On cask at the brewpub; they were out of the fifth seasonal so this is what I got in that taster. Pours a deep, clear-amber color with almost no head. Notes of caramel, dark fruits, brown sugar, toffee, and a very faint peaty note. The nose pops more than the flavor. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth, sweet mouthfeel. Nice Scotch ale and the cask treatment works well for it for the most part.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnurda (1214) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 13, 2012
On tap as part of the sampler tray. Reddish colour. Bit metallic but enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maekchu (2905) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 23, 2012
On tap at Town Hall Brewery. Malty, toasty nose with some candy (toffee) and a bit of coffee. Copper-red, mahogany -- very pretty. Mild sweet roastiness in intiial; chocolate come out in mid palate; somewhat medicinal and candy-like final. Medium body, a bit sticky. Made well, but doesn’t have much character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2012
on tap at TH 20Aug2012, Strong nose and taste of malt and even some peat, smokiness though those flavors are overbearing as i find no sweet touches of dark fruits here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (2012) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Tap. Dark copper/brown pour, a little carbonation and a nice sweet malty aroma. Flavor is also good and malty, a little raisins and sweet and earthy aftertaste. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerKurve (520) - - MAY 1, 2012
Caramel, Peated Scotch, Toffee and Burnt Malts with just a hint of chocolate. Easy to drink and fairly tasty Scotch Ale overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
Draft at Town Hall. Pours clear deep scotch-tawny. Medium-thick off-white head, soft lacing. Nose is smoke, caramel-coated fruit, salt, bacon; Flavours of tart jam-berry, round salty caramel, smoked meat, spice. Sweet and sticky finish. Real tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3313) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Sampler at the brewpub. It poured a dark brown color with a thin off-white head. The aroma was of sweet plums and candy canes. The flavor was a rich, smokey, deep oakey flavor, with some earthiness. A very good Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2903) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
On tap at Town Hall, Minneapolis. Dark brown colour. Quite malty, no bitterness.

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