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RATINGS: 920   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
For those of you who dont know who "Scotty Karate" is... He is a local one man band who plays an amazing slurry of honky tonk influenced, punk country songs. His voice is amazing as well as his high energy shows. (Check him out @ www.scottykaratetime.com) So, we decided to make a beer and name it in his honor. This beer is a big, full bodied Scottish ale. It is 9.75% alc. but it is very smooth and balanced. Since Scotty is also very passionate about beer I asked him to write a description for you, so from the man himself... Aroma: Smells like A fresh caramel apple with a hint of cinnamon inside of cranberry shortbread. Or maybe fresh home made hard candy (from home economics class-7th grade). Flavor: Tastes like a smokey chocolate chip cookie, wild roadside cherry-asparagus, woody, crispy leaf on a fall day.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SeniorZozo (1634) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 23, 2017
@ Budapest. Pours with a mahogany colored body and a very good tan head. Gunky sediment in the bottle with a bit in the glass too. Nice caramel malt aroma and flavor. Well hidden alcohol: I was surprised to see 9.75% ABV listed. Full body with a light touch of alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Korcz (2916) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Chlebowo-karmelowe, nieźle ułożone i pijalne.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tapefuzz (362) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2017
12oz bottle. Pours a dark amber-brown with a small beige head. Aroma is grain, licorice, malt, oak, and dried fruit. Taste is lots of sweet caramel malt, toffee, some dried fruit, and just a hint of chocolate. Some smoke. Light wood and bitterness in the finish. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
geologyguy (1533) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2017
Smell is awesome...Like a sweet scotch ale should be with Slightly sour undertones...Taste is smooth, malty sweet but just the right amount.. perfect amount of flavor, finishes with the slightest amount of bitterness...Good depth of flavor too..I bet the Bourbon barrel is even better

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (2793) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle from Growlers to Go, Richmond. Pours deep reddish brown with a small beige-reddish head. Aroma is lightly smoked, dark fruit, caramel. Flavor is caramel malts, nuts, dried fruit, light chocolate. Alcohol is very well hidden!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
phfyysik (1190) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 3, 2017
Pours nut brown / dark red with light off-white head. Aroma is raisins, butterscotch, caramel, toffee, apple, some sourness, candies, wooden, maple syrup, toffee. Taste is caramel, oily, balanced, toffee, milk chocolate, maple syrup, sugar, some wood, sweetness, caramel again, condensed milk, some light smoke. Superb beer! I dont have any more words - one of its highest end in its own class.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (982) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - DEC 30, 2016
Aged few years in my cellar. Bottle. Sensoric. Deep brown with small, semi-thick, light brown head. Poor head retention and lacing. Moderately malty aroma, lightly roasted and lightly rubber-like roastiness, also some caramel. In the background dried fruits. Nearly heavy sweet, light to moderately bitter. Full body, oily and sticky texture, soft to average carbonation. Finish is malty, caramel, dry, dried fruits, slightly chocolate, slightly woody. Summary: Very balanced, malts are not offensive, neither ABV, which is really well hidden, you will find here vast of different flavors. Good, but not very potent. Podsumowanie: Bardzo dobrze zbalanbsowane i ułożone piwo. Bogactwo aromatw, ktre nieźle wspłgrają, a zarazem nie narzucają się - paloność, lekka wędzonka, karmel, toffi, suszone śliwki, daktyle, figi, szczypta cynamonu. Piwo pijalne, proste, a zarazem rżnorodne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rumore (375) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 17, 2016
From the tap at FOB, Rimini, Italy. Pours dark brown, with minimum foam. Aroma: caramel, licorice, fruits under spirits. Body is lighty with some carbonation. Taste is sweetish, with final bitterish feeling typical of scotch ales. Finish is not too long.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (3150) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Tap at Gambrinus. Pours a clear brown with a small bit of egg-shell colored head. Tons of vanilla in the nose and touch of caramel...toasted. Get this...watermelon all the way through the mid-palate. Light and hides abv. Better than I expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (1177) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Bottle acquired at Stinson Liquors and consumed in a pint glass. Pours a dark caramel with hints of amber. Minimal head but appears to be a light tan color. Nose is toasted brown sugar with caramel and a dark fruit quality. Taste is assertive with malty characteristics abound. There is a distinct woody, almost smoky note that comes through towards the end. Definite sweetness carrying through the duration of consumption. Strong alcohol bite but not to the extent of overpowering the flavors. Almost feels like it shares some characteristics of Belgian dubbels. Overall, its an above average scotch ale and one I would consider keeping on hand during the winter.

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