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RATINGS: 909   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremyh70 (1083) - Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Pours a very dark brown with a bit of a crimson hue. Off-white head starts out fairly high and falls somewhat quickly into a nice cap and collar. Some spotty lacing on the edges of the glass. The nose is pretty sweet with quite a bit of caramel and some dark fruits. A bit of a smoked character there as well. The peated malt really comes through quite a bit more in the taste. Some dryness in the finish; almost woody. Slight bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (1223) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2016

Medium aroma of malts, caramel, bread, nuts, dried fruit, chocolate, roasted malts and smoke.

Turbid/opaque ruby/dark brown beer with a slight/medium beige head.

Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, nuts, dried fruit and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and dry with bread, roasted malts and smoke.

This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Amazing amount of malts and the beer is still extremely complex and balanced despite this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rask0lnikov (946) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 6, 2016
On tap at RCBW 2016. Hazy, brownish colour. Modest white head. Berries, notes of caramel, bread, sourness in the aroma. Sour, bit bready, bit caramelly beginning. Sweet and caramelly in the middle. Quite sweet finish. Low carbonated, rather medium bodied, quite bizarre brew. Too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (979) - - SEP 5, 2016
Dark amber pour with thinnish light tan head. Smell is sweet super malty, caramel, some fruits, hints of cocoa. Taste is cocoa, caramel malty, rich, molasses, alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mandaritto (243) - LATVIA - AUG 20, 2016
Aroma - dried fruits, malty, sweetish side. Aroma not so strong. Taste: malty, sweet dried fruits, moderate bitterness. Decent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomekboniek (571) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 16, 2016
Butelka. Barwa ciemno brunatna. Piana biała, niska, szybko opadająca. Aromat bardzo przyjemny bogaty i złożony. Karmel, owoce (jabłko, żurawina). Smak zdecydowanie karmelowy, żurawina oraz posmaki przypominające cięższe trunki. Goryczka niska, wysycenie średnie punktowe. Pełne, treściwe. Alkohol genialnie przykryty. Jest to moje pierwsze piwo w stylu "Scotch Ale". Zdecydowanie warte uwagi piwo jaki i styl piwny.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (1460) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle from Pi-Bar. Feels like the Coca-Cola of beer. Dark, sweet, thick, viscous. Still distinct scotch. Lots of carbonation, not as warming as others. High drinkability, smooth texture. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (5078) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2016
12 oz. on tap at Federal. Dark brown with a ring and spots of cream. Nose of dark toffee, a bit of earthy leaf, apple and dried grass. Flavor is more of the same great mix plus some chocolate and graham cracker. Medium-heavy body has smooth low-medium carbonation and a definite dessert beer slant, but still highly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (2039) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle. Paired with wrath of khan. Red-brown pour with small ring of bubbles. Caramel, cardboard, toffee, and dark fruit on nose. Sweet; simple. Medium body, prickly carbonation. Overall: okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (3231) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 29, 2016
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Reddish pour with a quick lasting head. The aroma has a definite cracker or more precisely Graham Cracker note with dark malts, a ripe fruit note, vanilla,and a low hop profile. Missing the Peat character that I like in Scotch ales. Light to medium body. The taste is a step up from the aroma with a focus on the caramel and toffee and vanilla malt sweetness, Mild to moderate bitterness to finish. The vanilla put me off a touch.

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