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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (3615) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2009
A rich, dark, red tinted, brown colored beer with a rich, tan, creamy head. Dirty, malt aroma. Heavy, syrupy mouthfeel. Very sweet flavor with molasses, sugar, roasted toffee, and caramel. Heavy caramel malt flavor. A little chocoaltely, light and sweet onthe finish. This would make a good after dinner beer, after a roasted lamb or something.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Sample at the brewery. Very dark brown pour with an off-white head. Sweet malty, caramelly aroma. Light fruity flavor, more caramel, nice sweetness, very nice drinker.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drfabulous (3898) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Malt bomb. Lots of malt but lacking some of that chocolate remainder you get from a scotch ale like Great Divide’s Claymore.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OzarkElmo (295) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2009
June 15, 2009 draft at brew pub. Pretty good for the style, one of which I am not very fond of. Pours a dark amber/brown with light head. Medium to thin body with slight bitter finish, with hint of alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2009
On draft @ pub. This one stepped up a notch but still nothing remarkable. Dark copper pour produces a small khaki head and moderate lacing. Aroma is brown sugar, burnt caramel, dark fruit, and cocoa...flavor is similar with additional notes of peat. Medium mouthfeel...highly drinkable Scotch ale without noticeable alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2009
Thanks to Thickfreakness for this beer. Amber pour with small head. Malty aromas with peat, dark fruits and sugars. Flavor is peaty malt with a nice roasty sweetness to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Tap at brewpub. Pours a solid amber with an aroma of raisiny peat sugar. Flavor is thin peat chocolate with little pizazz. Thin mouthfeel. Falls flat, lad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Pours a brown color with red tints and a thin head. Malty nose with a touch of peat. Scotch ale flavors peat, malt, earthy, and slightly roasty. Tasty and drinkable scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Growler shared by theisti at a Chiefs tailgate. Pours a hazy auburn with a creamy beige head. The nose is of subtle caramel and peaty malt. Medium-bodied and slick, almost cream, with soft carbonation and a lightly grainy finish. Sweet, lightly peaty dark caramel malt, this tastes much like a dunkelweizen, sans the wheaty texture, plus a light peaty note. This is a solid, quaffable Scottish/Scotch ale. Thanks for sharing this with us, Tim.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8520) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2008
Very drinkable scotch, chocolate and caramel, atad on sweet side. Medium yellow with a minimum head and white lace so surprises in taste.Above average mouthfeel, satisfying. Above average for style. I was noticing the alcohol a bit, as if it was 8-9%.

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