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RATINGS: 152   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3832) - 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 (3250) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
On tap at Town Hall, Minneapolis. Dark brown colour. Quite malty, no bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanfolty (2391) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Date: November 12, 2011 Mode: Draft Source: Town Hall Taps Semi-opaque brown, malty, caramel, and dark fruit in aroma and taste, some carbonation which I could have done without.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2011
On tap at Town Hall. Clear mahogany with a medium tan topper. Aroma of peated malts, toffee, caramel and mild chocolate. Taste of toffee, sweet malt, peat, light fruit and mild sugar. Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Really a comforting beer and it screams scotch ale to me except for a bitterness that appears at the end and more so as it warms. Dark clear brown with amber edges and disippating head and nice lacing. Smell at first is of delicate grassy field, light toffee a caramel malt. Taste immediately sweet, then fruity esters, and then a dry malt and familiar scotch ale something, the mouthfeel is really full, creamy and gentle corbonation. It ends with a little butterscotch then a bitterness that appears out of no where but calms down to a satisfying and complex linger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foxbush (1820) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2011
This was my first beer enjoyed at this attractive brewpub on Washington Street. The ale was served in a 10 oz glass. The deep mahagoney color and small head were very inviting. The aroma was of burnt malts and some toasted chocolate. The toasted notes do not last. The ale has a thin body and no taste of hops. This was a fun drink to evaluate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BucannonXC5 (1426) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 Poured from a tap into a pint at Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery in Minneapolis, Minn. Color was malty and dark looking. About ¾-inch of head. Smells included amber, malts, caramel and bitterness. Tasted immediately like caramel or toffee. Malts came in there, too. Smooth taste. Nice mouthfeel. Very low carbonation and a smooth finish. So glad I picked this beer after being a bit disappointed with the West Bank Pub Ale. Check it out if you are in the Twin Cities area.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10485) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2013 On tap at MTHB. Dark red/brown appearance with a creamy light tan. Sweet dark caramel malty, scotch ale aroma. Slightly nutty, quite sweet caramel malty flavor. Pretty tasty beer. Update: tasted again at GABF and it was still fucken chill.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (11350) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Decent, had a 5 oz pour. They really made a point not ot have hops in here, it is roasty, caramally, and rasiny, but it could have used a hint more smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4165) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Clear deep reddish brown in color with a small off-white head. The aroma just jumps out of the glass - big and malt-forward with caramel, toffee, mild toast, and an ever so slight peatiness. Maybe a hint of fruitiness. The flavor is excellent, with caramel, peat smoke, toasted notes, chocolate, and some dark fruits. Sweet, as the style should be, but not too much so. Medium-full bodied with lower carbonation and a smooth, somewhat slick mouthfeel. Very good overall.

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