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RATINGS: 452   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   IBU: 21   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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3.1
DenverLogan (1301) - North Bend, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Light brwon, minimal head. Toasted malt aroma. Moderate body of malts, lightly bitter hops, slight smoke, minterals.

2.9
gbdub (73) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2008 Pours a clear maple syrup brown with a medium-thin pale head. Lots of fast-rising bubbles. Thick and sweetish malt and caramel aroma. Flavor is mostly the same, with a bit of hop bitterness in the middle. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, but kind of sticky. Finish is malty, and not too long. Not out of this world, but smooth, simple, and pretty tasty with a burger.

3.1
jefcon (1935) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Sweet and smoky aromas, for sure. The biggest flaw in this beer is the disappearing finish. Aside from that, it has a sweet, hoppy bite that lends a lot of complexity to the front end of the beer. Sticky and malty, wet pinecones fading into a cotton candy sweetness, and then nothing at all. Still, you have to commend the folks at Four Peaks for making a scottish ale in the middle of the effing desert.

2.7
Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2008
Thanks to Bill for this bottle! Poured mostly clear golden-caramel with a tall, creamy cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up some tart lemon and detergenty notes upfront with softer, lightly-smoked caramel and medium-skinned fruits beneath.. dry, dusty yeast overtones. The flavor was about the same.. sweet, tacky caramel, lighter fruits, and pale malts at the core with dusty, dry notes around. Dry and medium-bodied on the palate with a short finish.. nothing bad here, but nothing remarkable.

3.2
highibus (823) - Vail, Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2008
Pours a deep amber color with decent head. Slightly sweet aroma. Flavor is nice and malty with residual sweetness and good balance. A decent beer.

3.1
BelgianBeerGal (4245) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2009 Bottle from Phoenix. Nice clear copper colour with a large, foamy tan head. Settled without lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel with some hops in the background. Nice roasted malt flavour with a little hop in the finish. Might finish a bit metallic but nice brew.

2.9
puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Bottled. Surprisingly hoppy up front, way out of character for the style, with harsh, metallic notes dominating the aroma. Malts are a little better in the flavor, but not by much. This beer sucks.

3.4
rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2008
Pours a reddish brown with a small white head. Aroma of fruit, caramel and malt. Tastes of caramel, toffee, fruit, malted barley, and maybe a touch of smoky peat if you try really hard to taste it. Pretty decent local brew, nothing mind shattering but this is still pretty good.

2.5
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Light amber pour with small white head. Aromas of candy, sweet malt, and a slight smoke. Not too much flavor except in the finish with sweet malt. Nothing special, kinda watery.

3.7
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2008
bottle courtesy of Sparky27. nice beer... pours a copper color with little to no head. sweet malty aroma... very well balanced over the palate with bulk of the sweetness up front while the more roasty malts are on the sides. good clean strong finish. a very crisp, drinkable beer... wish I could buy it in GA... great session beer.


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