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RATINGS: 456   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our tribute to the Scottish-Highlands, this beer offers a gorgeous garnet color joined by the aroma of ripe plums and freshly-baked biscuits. The rich, full-bodied texture reveals notes of roasted chestnuts and caramel in the smooth single-malt style brew. Balanced with just the right amount of hop character, this beer delights with crisp alcohol finish.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (2198) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Dark translucent ruby brown with a half inch of off-brown head. Brown sugar aroma with cola notes. Taste is the same with worty treacle notes, ending in moderate, but persistent hop bitterness. $2/22oz


3.7
Hopper8 (178) - Holland, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2017
It’s good, but I’m also not really impressed by it. It’s more similar to Barley wines I’ve had then scotch ales honestly.

3.5
DWestrick (758) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2017
bottle. very lovely beer. great aroma and taste - pretty potent also! coming around to this style lately

3.4
Spab (3852) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2017
12 oz bottle from in-laws. Pours a cloudy reddish brown with modest-sized light tan head. Aroma is roast, toast, light peat and dark fruitiness. Flavour is plum, prune, lightnpeat, toasted grains and light roasty chocolate. Slick mouthfeel. Nice.

2.8
nimbleprop (8384) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2017
12oz bottle pours a muddy brown with a ring off white head. Nose has malt, earth, soil, mushroom. Flavor is cola, mushrooms, root beer, earthy. Finishes watery.

3.2
olenickj (114) - Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2017
Draft. Aroma: Weak, hint of alcohol, a little sweet. App: Dark redish brown, thin long lasting head. Taste: Bready, roasted, hint of alcohol burn. Palate: Good body, medium finish. Over: Fairly good, couldn’t drink much

3.9
onceblind (9708) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Deep hazy dark copper hue with a ivory cap. Earthy toffee and boozy musty tones. Yummy sweet earthy bready malt flavors with a kiss of moss and dark malty Scotch tones. Smooth and nutty and earthy boozy sweet. Nice.

3.6
bigtaster (979) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2016
From a bottle into pint glass. Nice one finger light brown head that sticks around for a while, dark brown beer with some light coming through on the edges. Brown sugar, yeast, caramelized sugars. Medium to high carbonation, sweet, medium body, hint of bitterness. Long finish of sweet brown sugar with a hint of burnt toast.

3.4
JDBaker11058 (2223) - Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2016
appearance: clear copper, short creamy light beige head, minimal lacing. aroma: toffee, treacle, caramel, hint of wood, smoke, and toasted nuts. taste: malty sweet, with caramel and toffee, light vanilla, some smoke and a bit of root beer. finish: smooth, lingering toffee sweetness with a hint of alcohol; full palate. notes: Not a bad scotch ale. Decent palate. Good flavors. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.

3.3
Msdrbeat (780) - East Lansing, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Bottled. Pours brown with malty boozy aroma. Caramel and malt with quite present alcohol. A bit thin and cool taste.

3.4
floydslip (401) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Dark reddish brown beer with a thin creamy tan head. Nose of cocoa, chestnuts, and toasted brown bread. Flavor is more potent than the aroma with roasted dark grain, unsweetened dark chocolate, and bitter almonds finished with a toasty bitterness that lingers a bit, but becomes a bit acrid over time. Decent.


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