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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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Unique deep, leathery brown with long-lasting medium coarse head. Gentle aroma of toffee, light milk chocolate and toast with a bit of roastiness. Warm, malty body with caramel, light bitterness, great balance.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2007
Draught. Golden amber, thin head. Average aroma. Distinctly macro flavor. Too clean and crisp and lager like for my personal taste. Grainy, hay flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2007
From a 12oz Bottle. Obtained in a trade with footy 4/2007. Pours a transparent amber color with some pale caramel tones and a large layer of soapy off-white, quickly dissipating head. Aroma of lightly smokey grains with a thick toffee character. Perhaps a touch of diacetyl, but it doesnt seem out of place. Light to medium bodied, creamy carbonated mouthfeel. Relatively sweet, lightly caramelized malt flavors with a hint of smoke thats full of grainy characters and not meat-like. Lots of toffee and grain dextrins, but not sugary sweet. A mild hop bitterness lingers in the finish, but doesnt reveal any sort of herbalness until a few seconds into the final smack, where it rests with a bit stronger smoke wave. Simple, yet satisfying. Thanks, Rudy!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (12623) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 1, 2007
courtesy of MadDan and Crazy Silvie - clear dark amber-brown colour under a firm stable beige head; the aroma is slightly smokey and full of toffee; medium to full regualr malt body; creamy mouthfeel and a decent bitterness; some residual sugars in a quite long grassy, caramelish aftertaste - good but a bit simple

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale ber alles, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2009 ahhh, a decent beer served on tap...at work...(and everywhere else) crap. buttery easy to drink all around ale. lightly malty, sweet and smooth. re rate from a bottle. tastes completely different... richer, maltier and more robust. highly recommended for all day drinking...

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2007
Draft, served in a mason jar in Tortilla Flat, AZ. amber colored. malt aroma caramel flavors. very nice hop bitterness finish.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
whiteknight247 (4) - USA - APR 4, 2007 does not count
The malt was as rancid as a scottish man lifting his kilt in your face, thus the name. I am very disappointed with Four Peaks, seems they focus on quantity more than quality.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
doubelknv3 (1088) - Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2007
Lite clean amber with notes of mild sweet malts in the aroma. Sweet malts and lite hops. Farily smooth entry with a bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Bottle: Amber in color, somewhat darker, moderate foamy off-white head, fairly nice lacing, no noticeable carbonation.   Sweet malty nose, slight caramel and roasted malts, very minor smoke and peat.   Sweet caramel/butterscotch notes up front, malty, with a slight touch of peated malt on the backside.   Very subdued Scottish Ale.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Clean finish, a little buttery along with the caramel malts.   Not big, but clean, easy to drink, and quite enjoyable.   A very sessionable Scottish Ale.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2007
this was a decent brew that i had at the pepper mad caddies show. Lots of thick malts, but really nothing special. I had an snpa the same night and i thought them to be much of the same.


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