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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Brewed in commemoration of the annual Highland Games, this beer is rich and dark with a faint smokey finish. Dark Crystal and peated malts are added to achieve the elements unique to this historic seasonal. Released in mid-Summer.

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v1rgil's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
v1rgil (172) - Burnaby, British Columbia, - AUG 7, 2012
From Bottle - pours caramel brown with a malty sweet aroma and a hint of smoked peat. My first sip is sweet with a bit of smokiness at the back. Aftertatse is toffee. Quite good!

mcberko (19805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2012
6 oz. sample on tap at the brewpub, pours a hazy dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma of scotch, caramel, maple syrup - no hop presence. Flavour of caramel, non-boozy scotch (de-alcoholized scotch, so to speak), maple syrup, with a pleasant sweetness level that doesn’t cloy. Well-made and superior to their regular scotch ale I’d say.

nbutler11 (1305) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 22, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark shade of amber with a trim beige head. Smells and tastes of black licorice, toasted malt, toffee, and peat. Totally decent.

oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2010
Pours a red/brown. Aromas of dark roasted malt and fruity aroma sweet, malty flavors with a hint of smoke. Finishes with a touch of dry bite.

bitbucket (2166) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Pours hazy dark amber with a dense off-white head. Aroma of smoke-infused caramel. Sweet, lightly smoky caramel, nuts and all manner of malty goodness. This one really hit the spot.

Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Thanks go out to thethrone for this bottle I poured it into a snifter and it produced a finger worth of white head that turned to a thick lace. The body was a burgandy brown when held to the light Nice malty nose touch of dark fruits and a light roasted note filled my head. The flavor followed the nose to a "T" the medium body with good carbonation. Quite drinkable, nice kick back and relax brew which is what I want right now. Thanks again Throne

Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Draft. Poured a storm cloud gray body with hints of amber and a frothy off-white head. Aroma was smokey roast barley, caramel malt, and slightly coniferous. Flavor was again smokey roast barley, sweet caramel malt, and slightly piney. Palate was somewhat weak bodied and finished a little too phenolic. Overall still a good scotch ale.

anders37 (27577) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2008
Draught @ the brrewpub. Pours a dark amber/brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma with some hints of smoke. Also some hints of alcohol. Roasted malty caramel flavor with some hints of hops and dark fruit. Has a wariming malty caramel finish with some hoppy hints in the aftertaste.

Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2008
On tap at Trumpeter Ale House in Mt. Vernon, WA--Poured a thick deep chestnut-brown body with a fluffy beige-tan head. Smokey, malty, gritty, chewy, spicily hopped nose. Rich, sticky, piny, sugary flavor. Complex, great sipping brew. Love BB!

BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Taster - Washington Brewers Festival - Kenmore, WA
Aroma – Huge scotch ale aroma. Very peaty with a nice hops and malt biscuit aroma.
Appearance – Dark Amber in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor – Very nice scotch ale. Had tons of peaty smokiness with a great hops backing and the malt build was great.
Palate – Great Scottish Mouthfeel, nice texture with a dry finish.
Overall – A very nice beer with a great flavor the spice was grassy and light. A very nicely built beer.

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