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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (36244) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
Sample from tap at the brewpub. Pours nut brown and filtered. Off white head leaving a rim. Aroma is hardroasted malt. Flavour is dark roated malt almost with a touch of coffee, slight sweet. Not bitter at all, bitterness becomes appearent as the beer warms up. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12428) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2003
Clear ruby body with tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel/toffee, finishing peat/smoky. Nice medium body. Really good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12343) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2007
(Draft) Pours a amber-brown body with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel and toasted malts. Flavor of nuts, caramel, and a bit fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
on tap @RBSG Minni-tan-copper. A-sweet med malt-peat/caramel, some earthy. T-follows.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (11244) - , 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/23/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

clear dark brown with ruby edges, fine beige head, drippy lace, sweet dark caramel aroma with an earthy character, rich malt flavor, lots of smokey peat character, dark fruits begin to appear, light bitter finish

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10346) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10184) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2007
Draft... RBSG 07... Clear copper ale with a small, creamy, white head. Vinous aroma with a note of toasty-sweet brown sugar and a butterscotch kiss of diacetyl. Sweet, roasted, brown sugar flavor with a dab of maple syrup and just enough bitterness to control the rich blend of caramel-type malts. Medium-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Bitter-sweet finish. Excellent Scotch ale!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10145) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9815) - 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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