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RATINGS: 451   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is an ale made in the tradition of the great strong ales of Scotland. Amber colored, malty sweet with underlying note of smokiness.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cimbasso (886) - - JAN 25, 2017
Sampled on draught . Brown colour with a thin cream-coloured head. Sweet, with lots of caramel in the taste and not very much bitterness. Low carbonation. A little bland.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (2043) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2017
Can, brought back from Arizona by Lalitha. Amber pour, quite clear, white head. Sweet and malty affair, caramel, light bitterness. Perfectly acceptable ale, pleasant to drink. Quite why it needs to be 6% given this flavour profile I have no idea. Would be very happy drinking a few of these at 4.5-5%, or having something with a bit more malty ooomph at 6% plus; this falls between the two and so asks the question of why it needs to exist. On the plus side it did allow me to tick off the elusive Scottish Ale category with a beer from the freezing, windswept lochs of Arizona that had roughly the same profile as everything Ive had in the Scotch Ale category but very little Ive had in Scotland. So thats that.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mybrainhurts (396) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 16, 2016
Malty aroma of figs, cherries, and sticky toffee. Flavors of dates, plums, toffee, and toasted bread. Not complex but easy drinking and goes down smooth.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mp_lane (98) - Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Aroma is malty and sweet, very clear pour with minimal head and good lacing. Taste is very comfortable, not too sweet but the right amount of under attenuation expected. Very drinkable as a table beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrownALEx (457) - Portland, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Nothing much to write about here. This beer is so bland my brain cant decipher the muddled flavors. Below average in every category.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syzzer (644) - Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Poured from 12 oz can with brother Bryan, great carmel flavor. Low carbonation as expected. Light clear sepia. Smooth, solid rye flavor with not the metallic or that some Scottish ales have. 9.0 bd, 8.5 bry

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
handsomejn (77) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Sweet. Flat. Boring. Nice caramel smell and pretty copper color is all this beer has going for it. 6% is not enough to lift a kilt

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zymurgeist2 (2164) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 18, 2016
Four Peaks at PHX. Mild malt aroma. Taste is cereal and grainy. Not much caramel. Clear copper.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (16920) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2016
On tap at Four Peaks in Tempe, pours a clear pale copper with a small white head. Aroma is very subdued, not bringing out much other than feint bready malt. Flavour is much the same, just bready malt and maybe a touch of toasted dry caramel, but thats a stretch. Weak and boring. Meh.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybercat (5660) - Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Pours dark, bubbly copper with a thick but effervescent buff head. Wimpy aroma offers toasted malt riding a smoky hint. Bolder flavor delivers more malt, and adds a caramel note, though the smoky character remains shy. Mouthfeel features average body and fizz, and a bit of woody hops in the finish. Not outstanding, but enjoyable.


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