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RATINGS: 447   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpar73 (1133) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Pours brown with a tan head. Malt aroma with chocolate and caramel. Nice malt/hop bite and caramel in the finish. Pretty good Scotch ale.


3.2
dfinney23 (3366) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2017
Torn on this. Dark fruit and mystery but a faint metallic twang ruins the finish for me.

3.1
trentejgordon (6) - - AUG 7, 2017 does not count
Not much aroma. Doesn't have the harsh aftertaste of some Scotch Ales. Not my favorite beer type. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
Hopper8 (197) - Holland, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 12, 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 (765) - 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 (3904) - 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 (8474) - 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 (9871) - 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 (991) - 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 (2254) - 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.


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