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RATINGS: 899   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
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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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3.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pmcint01 (27) - Pitman, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Ruby brown in color with a small head. This beer hides the high alcohol content easily as it goes down smoothly. There isnt much aroma that I can describe. The taste is difficult for as well. It is enjoyable however.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (2801) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thunderpup12 (19) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Troupis (225) - - NOV 20, 2016
Straight but great scotch style. On tap at Basils. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freekyp (1973) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclefrito62 (136) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Biroholik (969) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - NOV 3, 2016
Kolor: Barwa brunatna, mętne, co za tym idzie - nieprzejrzyste.
Piana: Niziutka, żłta, drobnopęcherzykowa, wiotka. Opada bardzo szybko. Nie pozostawia wielu znaczkw na ściankach. Ostatnią warstwę piwa oddziela cienitki łańcuszek.
Zapach: Piwo wyciągnąłem niedawno z lodwki i nie miało czasu się ogrzać. Aromat w związku z tym jest słabiutki. Czuć cukier trzcinowy, lekki karmel, odrobina toffi i kapka ciemnych owocw. 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 owocw 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 owocw (figi, rodzynki). Procenty dobrze zatuszowane, lekkie rozgrzewanie jednak, jak najbardziej obecne. Pełne w smaku, gęste, oleiste i mocno degustacyjne. Goryczka jest zrwnoważona, 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, ktry w pełni spełnia standardy. Mocny, słodowy trunek w ktrym głwną rolę odgrywają: karmel, cukier trzcinowy, toffi, ciemne owoce, jabłka w cynamonie, figi, czy rodzynki. Piwo warte jest sprbowania i na pewno jest stylowe.

2.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
pkbites (885) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cobaink2 (477) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrumpy369 (526) - 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.


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