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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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tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2013 Tap: muddled, swampy marsh brown with a beige-ish head that reduced quickly to a film. Aroma is mild nuts, woodsiness, light caramel apple, a touch if grape, & some faint cocoa powder. Surprisingly mild aroma for an almost 10%-er. Taste is light graininess, rye bread, toast, light nuts, a hint of plums & dark fruit esters, & some warm caramel. Alcohol is pretty warm, edges on acetone-like at times. Dry, rye-like finish with heavily toasted bread, light cocoa powder, nuts, & faint woodiness. Not bad... Admittedly, I’m just not a huge fan of the style to begin with.


3.3
elbernays (1475) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 3, 2017
Bottle from Saveur biere. Pours brown with off white head. Aroma is nuts, pine, wood, a bit of honey. Nice beer.

4.3
Hopper8 (157) - Holland, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2017 Pleasantly rich aroma, with a nice deep red color. Oaky taste with a nice coating mouthfeel. Finish is a bit dry and lacks the complexity of the rest of the beer, but still nice. Would drink on occasions, is cool.

3.2
kathouse (1874) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - APR 24, 2017
Dark amber/brown beer has a chocolate/caramel aroma. Flavor is bigger to include figs and dried red fruit. Finish is a little spicier in the finish.

4
tderoeck (9471) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2017
10/IV/17 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: I/3/14 (2017-439)

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Clear dark amber to purple brown beer, creamy yellowish beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: sweet, lots of dried fruits, caramel, butter scotch, soft roast, bit of banana. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: soft roast, sweet, caramel, lots of dried fruits, bit sugary. Aftertaste: slightly bitter, hoppy touch, some caramel, banana, bit malty, sweet, some alcoohol but mainly it’s pretty well hidden for a 10% ABV.

3.5
monk191 (1959) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2017
A very nice scotch ale, unique flavors. Pours a deep Amber-brown with a thin tan head. Smells of lemon squares, plums, caramel. Taste has lots of lemon, caramel, sea salt and plums. Light finish. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
Renobob (2064) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 30, 2017
Bue à la pressino. Couleur brun foncé. Grosse mousse épaisse. Nez caramel, grillé, alcool léger. Palais agréable, arômes complexes de caramel, de grain, malt grillé, fruits noirs. Ensemble très agréable.

3.5
DonGregorio (370) - POLAND - MAR 30, 2017
Shared bottle. Light brown colour, small tan head. Aroma of caramel, bread, some cocoa. Taste is medium to heavy sweet, light bitter, caramel, toffee, bread. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to average. Very good, with strong malty character.

3.4
oobawa (1301) - 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. Doesn’t 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, that’s for sure, yet it still comes across a little slack with the mouthfeel. Wonder how the bourbon barrel edition stacks up?

4.4
kapusil (1412) - 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.

3.6
Tide (3811) - 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.


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