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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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This bold Scottish Ale has a smooth complex malty body derived from English pale malt, roasted wheat, and crystal malts with just a touch of hops for balance. This ale pours a deep ruby color, has a sweet malty nose and layered plum and raisin notes.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - MAY 29, 2014
On tap at the Fall River Tap House. Pours a light brown with a light amber hue. Nice malty and caramel on the palate. A little thin bodied for my taste, but still pretty good.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavidWoodruff (530) - Windsor, California, USA - MAR 7, 2017
Reddish brown with a fine tan head. Toffee/malt aroma. Flavor is balanced between caramel malts and some nice roastiness. Hops finish this ale with a long moderately bitter tang. Could use more malt and alcohol - but nice all the same. More like a slightly sweet American Brown Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (5133) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 31, 2017
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Poured amber-brown with a beige head. Nose of caramel malts and light fruit. Medium, body. Flavor is toffee, and light fruit, with a good dose of hops. Finishes with some bitterness Solid, easy drinking beer. Quite nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (7179) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2017
Bomber from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Opaque mid brown with a three finger beige layer of foam. A rich malty aroma with that Scottish thing. Toast and bread. Plenty of hop bite with the noble hop sulfur and a lot of fruit. The hops begin to fade and more sweetness is tasted mid glass. This is not a favored style for me but I found this to be a pleasant surprise.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3683) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 24, 2016
22 ounce bottle purchased at Granzellas in Williams, CA. Bottled on 8/6/15. Aroma is sweet, floral, and peated. Lots of toffee in the nose, primarily. Moderately hazy cola-colored body with a very small, relatively weak light tan head. Starts with a sweet, sugary, toffee maltiness. Becomes pretty musty and a little swampy in the middle. Quite thin. Light toastiness later on. Definitely a lighter take on the style than I am used to. I prefer these to have more body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (9968) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle from Final Gravity. Pours dark brown with a thick beige head and a toasty malt aroma. There is a hearty smoked malt flavor with some raisin and a slightly bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14879) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 5, 2016
Bomber from Final Gravity. Pours very dark ruddy copper (against strong light) with a beige head. Aroma of darker fruits over toffee/treacle. Med minus body. Flavor is a malty/toffee thing with dark fruits - for some reason it seems a very little bit smoky. The fruit aspects are nice, but (and I cant believe Im saying it) it seems to need a stronger malt body. Drinks ok.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
burleybrew (75) - - NOV 23, 2015
From a bomber. Low carbonation with a fairly clean aroma. Taste is dry/thin with too much hop bitterness for style followed by a roasty note. Good beer as a porter?, but lacking as a malt forward driven scottish ale.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
raiderrob67 (10) - Redding, California, USA - SEP 14, 2014
22 oz bomber from Grocery outlet, Redding CA. $3.89. Pours a deep garnet brown with a very small tan head that dissipates quickly, very little lacing. Aroma is heavy malt, chocolate, dark fruits no hop aroma at all. taste follows the aroma rich English malt, chocolate, dark fruits, a hint of campfire/ roasted marshmallow, sweet with just enough bitterness to balance it out. finish is nice with a nice alcohol warming as it goes down. palate is medium to light. very nice beer for a cold winters night by the fire.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
This dark brown beer has a mild aroma of plumbs. It has very little carbonation. It has a mild flavor of raisins. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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