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RATINGS: 916   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (3002) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Draft at Sugars. Hazy brown pour with an off-white head. Sweet brown notes. Raisin pie. Vegemite. Burnt toast. Dark caramel corn. Brown sugar pecan pie. Sort of Scottish vegetative mixed with a Southern Bourbon. Intense, sweet and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oobawa (991) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 17, 2017
Decent Scotch ale, pretty massive for the style, a heavy-ass wee heavy. Aroma slaps you with a hearty dose of caramel and slight red apple fruitiness. The pour is no great shakes, thick and red but with little head and no lacing. Taste starts sweet, grows boozy, and finishes sweet. Doughy chocolate mixes with caramel and a dash of raisins and banana, then picks up a modest bitterness to help dissipate all the sugariness. Doesnt help much, however; the finish is caramel bun with a woody undertone, and the fade picks up a mild bready yeast note. Hides the massive ABV well, thats for sure, yet it still comes across a little slack with the mouthfeel. Wonder how the bourbon barrel edition stacks up?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kapusil (1320) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 4, 2017
0.33l bottle. Dark orange body with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, toast, figs and dried dates. Taste of caramel, dates, nutmeg, honey, raisins, some chocolate and toast. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (3435) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle from Beergium. Light brown color, white head. Bittersweet taste with citrus, toffee, malts, caramel, nuts, a bit of leather and wood. Bittersweet finish with citrus, toffee, nuts, caramel, leather, wood and a bit of chocolate. Very nice scotch ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavaron (10) - Gdynia, POLAND - FEB 23, 2017
Aroma: strong mix of caramel, bread and a little bit woody. Appearance: Dark brown colour with minimal head which reduces itself to a beige ring. Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, mostly caramel and dried fruits with a little woody aftertaste Palate: medium body, oily-sticky feeling, quite high carbonation, a little bit alcohol finish. Overall: Not a must have but a really good representation of "Scotch Ale" style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ccex (1251) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2017
12 oz bottle pours a slightly hazy reddish brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is full of caramel and vanilla with touches of sour berries and chocolate. Has a big bready flavor in the middle, but tastes neither sweet nor bitter. Body is medium to full without too much carbonation. Theres enough going on in this that I wanted to quickly follow one sip with another to see what I missed the first time. Easily drinkable for 9.75%, and one Ill gladly try again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (1591) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2017
Bottle; pours clear amber with a thin tan head; aroma is sweet with caramel, brown sugar, and vanilla with a hint of wood and fruit; taste is sweet with caramel, vanilla, malt, brown sugar, and a some wood notes; finish is mostly dry with a hint of smoky bitterness; quite good

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SeniorZozo (1532) - 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 (2409) - 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 (324) - 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 (1511) - 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

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