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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This flavorful sweet ale has a smooth malt finish balanced against a light hop flavor. This beer is very quaffable and has become a brewpub favorite throughout the United States.

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3.1
radio_nowhere (1472) - Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2013
12oz bottle from variety pack. Poured into pint glass, very deep clear amber-copper color with creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, brown sugar, toast and some chocolate notes. Taste is very creamy, roasty sweetness dominating, notes of toffee with the slightest of earthy hops. Medium body, malty and sweet. My first Scottish ale, maybe a few other examples can win me over for this style.


3
Carlisle (732) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2017
Draft. Pours dark red-copper. Earthy and spicy malt aroma. Bread crust and caramel malt with some smoky notes.

3.3
BuckeyeBoy (7514) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 24, 2016
On tap at Appalachian Brewing. Pours out a copper amber color topped with a sand head. Nose is caramel toffee malts some nutty wood and pit fruit. Taste is more of the sweet malts toffee caramel and nutty notes.

3.3
BytesAndBrews (66) - - AUG 6, 2016
Dark red, warm, and malty with a hint of raisin. Good drinking scotch style ale.

3.5
books_n_brews (162) - Baltimore-ish, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2016 Pours dark clear amber with light tan head. Smells of sweet malt and something I can?t put my finger on. It?s very smooth. Start. And finish. Very light hops. Very drinkable. Not really a Scottish ale by style. But good

3.1
shrubber85 (11324) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle. Earthy toffee malt and straw aroma. Brown with small head. Moderately sweet toffee malt and mildly bitter hay flavor. Decent body. A decent malt-forward beer.

3.2
Patrickctenchi (6550) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle: Hazy, reddish amber-brown with a very thin beige head. Caramel, berry aroma. Taste is sweet.....toffee malt, a little tangy fruit/berry.....almost sticky. Pretty good, but not much peat or smokiness.

4.1
Sirmixsomewhat (266) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
This is a good beer. Full bodied and full of flavor, it doesn’t get in the way of what you’re eating and it’s really smooth on the finish. After about a week in the fridge, though, it had lost significant head and carbonation. I was pretty bummed to see how it didn’t keep very long.

3.7
Dacrza (960) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2015
DATE TASTED: November 28, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Victory HopDevil nonick... OCCASION: Cavs/Nets nail-biter after the lighting of our Christmas tree... APPEARANCE: dark amber body, reminiscent of a black and tan; thin, off-white head that holds to a balanced disc... almost too dense to detect effervescence... AROMA: malt-forward, with fruity hops suggesting cherries making for a nuanced aroma; traces of peat, but the sweetness of toasted malts rides the nostrils... PALATE: medium-bodied, textured and warming; a sessionable feel at 5.2%... slightly active at the teeth, with a paradoxically soft, lingering aftertaste... resisting the urge to suggest cola, but it has the bubble and late fizz... TASTE: light in this aspect, with some toasted bread malts and a touch of smoky peat.. otherwise, a blunted, malted end...some nutty flavor, like hazelnut, as well... OVERALL: a pleasant, easy-drinking pint that can easily be seen as "brewpub favorite," as the company line states...a great match for a rainy night such as this...

3
Tstamba (775) - Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle to a pint. Hazy brown with thin head. Fresh malty sweetness. Smooth balanced sweet caramel and honey notes. Very Nice...

3.3
wxman (1813) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2015
On tao at the source. Pours a clear amber with a decent light tan head. Aroma is caramel malt. Taste is sweet caramel malt, buttered biscuits and mild hops. Really decent.


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