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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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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brewmaster (168) - USA - NOV 18, 2002
A decent brew, but nothing lifted my kilt. Just an avg. drinkable beer.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BroSpud (2125) - , 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerInHeaven (401) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2017
brown copper pour with medium beige head. malty aroma. caramel malt taste. sweetish finish. not bad.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lincolnhawk (1) - skiatook, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 26, 2017 does not count
This is the best beer Id 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 dont live in Arizona anymore and cant find it in Oklahoma.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cimbasso (868) - - 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 (1938) - 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 (394) - 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.

4
   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 (451) - 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 (76) - 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


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