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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
• First brewed 1995
• Available November 1st to mid January
A ruby colored classic Scotch Ale made with crystal, Munich, smoked and special malts. No spices needed for this rich flavored brew.
23 IBUs


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tonkun (916) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2010
tap. amber pour with a decent head. spicy, with a bit of sweetness. limited body and finish. nice winter beer but a bit too sweet for me.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Balthazar (86) - Clinton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2001
Not the best good beer... but I’d drink it if I only had to drink one.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAR 6, 2005
UPDATED: APR 4, 2005 Tap at Redbones: pours dark amber with a creamy beige head. Mild caramel aroma. Flavor seems a bit off, almost vegetal. Mild earthy hop flavor. Decent but something seems off with this. Bottle: pours clear copper with a smallish tan head. Light aroma of anise. Light flavor of anise. Better than the tap at Redbones.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2005
On tap. Orangish copper with a little head. Aroma is sweet malt. Taste is medium sweet with a bit of fruit and a little hop. Not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
growler (74) - West Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2005
12 oz. bottle. clear copper/orage with a thin, wispy tan head. Light, fruity aroma with a hint of spice. Taste can be summed up in one word, sweet. Has a sugery, carmel flavor. Summed up in one word, sweet. Not a bad beer, but a bit too sugery for my taste.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brewbie (455) - New York, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Bottle. Hard pour, small head which quickly receeded. Nice amber color. Bit of sweetness in the taste. Little bitterness in the finish. Not a bad beer, just doesn’t stand out for me.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2009
12oz bottle-pours a foamy tan head that reduces to a lasting cover and copper color. Aroma is roasty, medium malt-toffee, home brewish/earthy first smell +, then ?. Taste is slightly sweet roasty/peat medium malt-toffee/cocoa, some herbal/metallic/aspirin hops. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for picking this out.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BroSpud (1741) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2009
12oz bottle. This is from a local brewery to me so I have tried most of their offerings. As with their other beers there is nothing special here. Just OK.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Bottle, December 2005 (from notes). Pours a dark brown with a frothy head. Aroma is heavy malt with a bit of chocolate characteristics. Flavor is a muddled mess of spices, chocolate, and malt, with a little hop as well. I did not like this at all.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2010
nice amber/ orange colored ale with fast fading head. Aroma was caramel and vanilla. The taste took some effort to get but was some grassiness and pine. Almost reminded me of the smell of air in the fall with all the dieing leaves. Smooth texture


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