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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Winter version of our smoked Scottish.

Emeister84's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (1804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Toffee, nutty aromas, coffee, and subtle cocoa on the nose. Appearance is ruby-brown with a mostly lasting, off-white head. Tastes of dry, roasty flavors. Medium body, low carbonation, and a roasty, dry, malty finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nimbleprop (6654) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2016
On cask at Fireworks Arlington, pours a muddy brown with some spitty, white head. Nose of cold smoke, cheap malt, some brown paper, brown sugar. Flavor has a fake smoke thing, cheap BBQ sauce, a little under cooked/starchy potato. Oily finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerdedDave (1071) - - SEP 8, 2015
on tap at the brewery; clear, deep amber to light brown color; mild caramel malt aroma with hints of smoke; smooth, caramel malt flavor; smoky finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (3338) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 14, 2015
On tap @ Wild Wolf / Nellysford VA ---Clear deep brown color, beige rim head, light lace dots. Taste is fizzy toasted caramel malt and carbonation that glides to a smooth medium length finish. Then a little wood, a little smoke as a final note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (1689) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2015 On tap at the source. Smells of metal, fruit, alcohol, caramel. Tastes of slick sweet fruit and caramel. Smoky, bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (9508) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2014
12 oz can. Canned on 09/04/14. (Shenandoah Hops) Staunton, VA.
Clear and dark copper colour with a small light tan head. Mild smoke, dry grainy malt, woody dryness and some mild sweetness in the aroma. The flavour is rather pleasant with smoke, dry malt, mild bitterness and some sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (18662) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Draft at the source. Hazy maroon color, tan head. Aroma of smoky burnt toast. Taste is smoky burnt caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2014
7/19/2014. On tap at the brewery. Light brown/copper color. Malty, caramel aromas with dried fruit. Semi-sweet flavors with a bitter finish. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5699) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Copper pour with a creamy off white head and lace. Sweet caramel malt aroma with a touch of floral hops. Sweet caramel malt with a light touch of brown sugar flavor. Medium body with good carbonation. ok beer but for a touch of flatness on the end of the flavor

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HellesBunny666 (243) - Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2014
Pretty dry. Not very aromatic, slightly caramel, malts. Light body, caramel notes, kinda earthy, nutty, a little bit smoky. An ok beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (5321) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Nice crisp deep brown coloured body with a thin, half a centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of toffee, clay, alcohol and bunches of nuts - not much else - fairly muted. Medium-bodied; Strong nutty flavour with some toasted malt, toffee and a little earthy flavour tucked in. Aftertaste is fairly one-dimensional with caramel and earth the primary players. Overall, a decent beer with a rather simple flavour and no real surprises throughout. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Whole Foods in Vienna, Virginia on 22-December-2013 for US$2.39 sampled at home in Washington on 27-March-2014. My can also lists the ABV at 5.7%.

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