RATINGS: 451   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BitterPoet (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2006 On-Tap at The Happy Gnome in St. Paul. I am a fan of few things, but Scotch Ale is one of them. I have few to choose from in my neck of the Tundra, but Arcadia hit town a while back, and it has yet to disappoint. This is the beer that separates the Scotch Ale from the Scottish Ale. This is definitely thicker, meatier, if you will, than my other fave in the latter category, Robert the Bruce. Highly recommend anyone who wants to know what all the hubbub is about regarding this autumnal style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (8417) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigtaster (929) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (2024) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Msdrbeat (617) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydslip (373) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (11132) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2016
12 oz bottle. From the Arcadia Ales, Kalamazoo, MI. Dark reddish brown color with a tiny tan head. Sweet malt, mild hops, some farmyard and dryness in the aroma. Sweet malt, alcohol, Coke, hops, bitterness and cough drops in the flavor. I don't like this much. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorkenstein (486) - - JUL 5, 2016
Aromas of caramel and toffee with some berries too. Taste is heavy on the caramel, toffee, vanilla cream, and berries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (2398) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2016
Brown pour thin off white head. Aroma is sweet. Flavor is also sweet. Some caramel. Alcohol is masked. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
coburn_c (7) - Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2016 does not count
Smells like caramel malt. Looks like Coke. Tastes like watery caramel malt. Feels like velvet water. This is my favorite dark beer at the moment. It is ridiculously drinkable. Not too sweet, not heavy, not boozy or bitter. Just a little bit of all the right things and 8%ABV. Love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (42113) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 22, 2016
From tap. Pours dark brown, deep orange glare, small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, breadish and caramelish. Sweet, roasted, caramelish, breadish. Light bitter, sweet malty finish.

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