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RATINGS: 919   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
freekyp (2337) - 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 (288) - 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 (1412) - 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.

2.7
pkbites (950) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Pours a lovely dark ruby with a thin beige head. Aroma is of figs, aged fruit, dates, nuts, and malt. Very nice. Flavor is too rough and it almost kills this. I also am not a fan of the style which may have influenced me to rate it lower than the rest of you. Bottle.

3.7
cobaink2 (718) - seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Cinnamon, figs, dry fruit. Bit of medicinal flavoring there to round it out. Preated and slightly smoked malt are highlighted. Alcohol is in your face but not overwhelming. Nice!

3.3
jwitt223 (23) - California, USA - OCT 10, 2016
pours a small head out of a 12 oz bottle. not really anything special but a solid Scottish.

3.2
Scrumpy369 (841) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 10, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2016 On tap at csakajo. Dar, reddish brown colour sminimal lightbrown lacing. Nose is mollasses, some dried fruits. Taste is boozy, medium sweetness low bitterness. Light body. Strange bitter aftertaste. Too sweet for me.

3.4
jeremyh70 (1103) - 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.

3.8
MelvinKalksma (1578) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2016

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

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

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

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

3.1
Rask0lnikov (1313) - 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.


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