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RATINGS: 922   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
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For those of you who don’t 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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rumore (523) - 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.

3.6
willisread (3342) - Nashville, Tennessee, 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.

3.8
commonmac (1246) - 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, it’s an above average scotch ale and one I would consider keeping on hand during the winter.

3.2
ArtificialCyst (1192) - Szczecin, POLAND - DEC 6, 2016
Bottle from Elysium, gushing after opening. Aroma: It’s nearly all about fruit, dried plum, figues, light smokiness, esters, a shitload of green apples, light caramel maybe, smells a bit like a light infection. Appearance: Dark brown hazy colour, very high head because of overcarbonation. Taste: Sweet, fruity, green apple, estery again, light smoke, caramel, light biterness. Palate: Sweet finish, medium-high body, very very high carbonation.

3.4
Iznogud (3800) - CROATIA - NOV 27, 2016
Bottle, 355 ml, from Beergium. Shared with JFK10000 and Josip. Pours amberish brown with small off-white diminishing head. Average to heavy malty, toffee, caramel, raisins, date, brown sugar, some alcohol. Moderate to heavy sweetness. Medium bodied.

4.3
thunderpup12 (20) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2016
12 oz bottle. Color is a cloudy dark copper with slight cream colored head. Very smooth and easy to drink considering the abv. I love Scotch Ales, and this is a great one.

4
Troupis (251) - - NOV 20, 2016
Straight but great scotch style. On tap at Basils. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
freekyp (2235) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2016
Big caramel, smoke, dark cherry wood and hard candy flavors. Pours hazy medium-brown with a thick rocky beige head. Ample kick, but hides the heat.

3.7
unclefrito62 (276) - Stow, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2016
12 ounce bottle Aroma:full on the nose with heavy scotch and light plum notes. Appearance: Dark caramel with light head. Taste: Wonderful with light scotch taste. Alcohol does come through flavor.Tastes of figgie pudding. Palate: Smooth with some carbonation, Scotch lingers on palate. Overall: One of the better scotch beers out there...way above average. Think it would benefit from a couple degrees warmer than it was served.

3.5
Biroholik (1374) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - NOV 3, 2016
Kolor: Barwa brunatna, mętne, co za tym idzie - nieprzejrzyste.
Piana: Niziutka, żółta, drobnopęcherzykowa, wiotka. Opada bardzo szybko. Nie pozostawia wielu znaczków na ściankach. Ostatnią warstwę piwa oddziela cienitki łańcuszek.
Zapach: Piwo wyciągnąłem niedawno z lodówki i nie miało czasu się ogrzać. Aromat w związku z tym jest słabiutki. Czuć cukier trzcinowy, lekki karmel, odrobina toffi i kapka ciemnych owoców. Nie za dużo, ale szkło nadaje się doskonale do ogrzewania w dłoniach, więc liczę na to, że piwo się otworzy po kilku minutach.
Smak: W smaku słodkawe, lekko miodowe, odrobinę karmelowe. Jest także masa owoców kandyzowanych (śliwki, jabłka). Słodycz dopełnia toffi i sporo cukru trzcinowego. Dalej mamy już znacznie ciekawsze rzeczy, jak chociażby jabłka w cynamonie. Po ogrzaniu wychodzi masa ciemnych owoców (figi, rodzynki). Procenty dobrze zatuszowane, lekkie rozgrzewanie jednak, jak najbardziej obecne. Pełne w smaku, gęste, oleiste i mocno degustacyjne. Goryczka jest zrównoważona, owocowy finisz. Ciekawe piwo.
Wysyscenie: Średnie.
Podsumowanie:
Jeden z topowych Scotch Ale uwarzony przez topowy amerykański browar Dark Horse z Marshall, Michigan. Piwo jest gęste i bardzo treściwe. Można z nim spędzić długie minuty i nie jest to kwestia alkoholu, który w pełni spełnia standardy. Mocny, słodowy trunek w którym główną rolę odgrywają: karmel, cukier trzcinowy, toffi, ciemne owoce, jabłka w cynamonie, figi, czy rodzynki. Piwo warte jest spróbowania i na pewno jest stylowe.


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