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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Malty, toasty, strong and sweet. This traditional Scotch Lowland ale is one of our most popular hearty winter brews. Available winter.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gachupines (1252) - USA - MAY 4, 2011
Dark brown, almost black with a thin lacing of head. Aroma is slight, some roasted malt and a little musty. Flavor is a little sweet followed by a fairly strong bitterness though it doesnt linger at all. Mouthfeel is very thin, it should have a fuller body. Overall, not bad but the lack of body really hurts this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (756) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Pours a dark copper, with tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Taste is rich and sweet. This is a solid scotch ale. Thumbs up!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hman43 (1429) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2017
It pours brown with a light brown head. It has a sweet, malty fruity aroma. It has a heavy plum and sweet malt aroma. There are also toasty elements. The initial flavor is sweet. It has flavors of caramel, sweet grain, and heavy on the plum. It has a moderate body and a sweet finish that is highlight by fruit, especially plums. Overall. It has a sweet flavor from start to finish. The grains are sweet with sweet dark fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (6005) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Draft sample. The beer is a darker copper with a white head of foam. The aroma has malty caramel and some woody notes. Some spice as well. Medium sweetness in the taste. Bigger body and moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Dark copper-amber pour with a 1" off-white head. Nose is dark fruit (this oddly reminds me of a little red dried fruit from Chinese groceries that I cant recall the name of...) Fairly sweet and sticky body. A bit disappointing, though part of that may be that its August and Im drinking a Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (2466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2015
a decent scotch ale, but nothing special. This beer is just ok. Ive had a few by these guys and this one is up there pretty far. Hope to be able to purchase again sometime in the future. Definitely need to check out more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nathan30533 (1020) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Just your average scotch ale. Not a lot to brag home about. Tasty and smooth for 7% but just like all scotch ales... Missing something.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (2644) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2015
Old rating. Amber colored. Caramel, toffee, dark fruit, mineral. Just okay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
climberbob (455) - Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Big bottle into tulip. Dark ruby with minimal head. Oak resinous aroma. Sweet raisin malty oaky taste. Slightly astringent aftertaste. Ok but not great ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (5133) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 30, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle this poured a rich red-amber color with a beige head. No appreciable lacing. Nose of caramel malts, and ripe dark fruit. Medium body. Flavor oaf rich malts and a little bitterness in the finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle@ trailer. Clear mahogany color with light tan head. Toffee, caramel, earthy dirt, toast aromas. Medium bodied. Nice lightly sweet, toasted dark caramel, dark fruit, dark bread flavors___mild earthy mineral finish----good.

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