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RATINGS: 921   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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3.5
bonk0076 (99) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Dark mahogany in color with a paper thin head. Aroma of fruit and caramel. Starts light slight chocolate and cherry flavors, finishes with heavy and long smoked malt finish.

3.4
Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2009
A reddish copper ale with a thin light moka head. In aroma, a light peated malt with light butterscotch. In mouth, a caramel malt, peaty and nice, light fruity esters, a bit ligth but good. On tap at Clarke’s Ale House, Syracuse, Oct. 25 2009.

4.3
beercamel (84) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2009
pours dark amber / brown with hardly any head. The aroma is great and sweet, cherry scent. Has white chunks floating around. The taste is awesome.

4
darkguardian (733) - Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Growler from Kevin. Pours a rather clear reddish amber with a tan head. Nose is a bit of cherry and caramel and a touch of chocolate. Flavor is very rich and malty up front with cherry pit, chocolate and caramel and a nice bready toastiness. Finished with perfectly balanced hops. A fantastic example of the style.

3.6
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2009
Draught at TJ’s: Lightly sweet aroma of malts, caramel, slight dark ripe fruits, slight cocoa, and light chocolate. Poured deep amber/brown in color with a small to medium-sized, light brown head that diminished but lasted around the edges. Slightly hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malts, slight dark ripe fruit, light cocoa, light chocolate, slight raisin, and a hint of molasses. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Cocoa and malt finish is dry. Not boozy, and not a Scotch Ale IMO. 9.75%ABV is totally hidden.

3.2
blutt59 (6576) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2009
bottle, muddy brown with no head, scotchy caramel aroma, flavors of caramel, peat, morels, celeryseed, thin finish

3.4
Sammy (12590) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2009
good one really, on tap at The Hunt Club. This is about a year aged as an old season. Above average mouthfeel from a creaminess, with really chocolate coming through. A tad of roast, but I was not finding the smoke. Not what I would expect from a scotch, nevertheless pleasant.

3.7
popery (2170) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Nice Scotch Ale. Strong, sweet, spicy and malty. Mouthfeel is a bit sticky. Vinous, fruity character to the malt. Cinnamon and spices in the finish.

3.3
dmschefke (575) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Pours an expected dark brown, cloudy, with thin tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, and slight smoke. Flavor matches, but has surprisingly little complexity to it. Alotgether a very drinkable scotch ale, but nothing special.

3.6
Blaze312 (132) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a cloudy brown color. Aroma is caramel and some other sweet smells. Taste is sweet and slightly roasted. Some malt and hops taste but not overpowering.


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