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RATINGS: 444   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   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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2.5
darbeer75 (955) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2017
Aroma: cloyingly sweet, like orange candy; Appearance: muddy amber pour with thin white head that dissipates quickly; Taste: follows nose, unfortunately; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet finish; Overall: not good.

2.7
sonnycheeba (6259) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2017
Tap. Pours mostly clear dark copper. Aroma is very faint with some caramel and bready malts, light toast, and leather. Flavor is bland and malty with lots of caramel sweetness and faint dark fruit notes. Medium/full body.

3.2
snoworsummer (5959) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2017
Draft. Pours clear amber brown with a very thin head. Tastes like nutty malt, toast, light booze, toffee, and wood. Light/medium body and carbonation. Faint aroma of toasted malt and toffee.

3.2
phranq (250) - - MAR 10, 2017
22 oz from the PHX airport. Brown pour with white head. Roasty malt. Well balanced finish.

3.2
BroSpud (2233) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2017
On tap at one of the airport restaurants in Phoenix. Should have known this was an AB-InBev deal. Tasted of a macro version of a scottish ale. A bit too sweet and malt heavy but drinkable. Alright I guess.

3.3
BeerInHeaven (467) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2017
brown copper pour with medium beige head. malty aroma. caramel malt taste. sweetish finish. not bad.

4.9
lincolnhawk (1) - skiatook, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 26, 2017 does not count
This is the best beer I’d had in the 20 years since I got back from serving in Germany. The flavor dances on the tongue and you can have it with just about any meal. I absolutely love this beer, but unfortunately I don’t live in Arizona anymore and can’t find it in Oklahoma.

3
Cimbasso (975) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - 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
JorgeLee (2193) - 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 I’ve had in the ’Scotch Ale’ category but very little I’ve had in Scotland. So that’s that.

3.4
mybrainhurts (400) - 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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