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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Our Scotch Ale is big in flavor and rich in aroma, brewed using unique barleys including peat smoked malt from Scotland, this beer is best served in a snifter to accentuate the flavors of black cherry and raisin and the subtle smoky aroma.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajtrupp (340) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2013
The smokey aroma on this really jumps out. I feel bad because I always miss these subtle flavors until I read other reviews and go, "Oh, that's what that is." The molasses does stand out, along with the black cherry. This is a really tasty beer, hopefully I see it around more often. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (1721) - - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle. Peaty smoke aroma with notes of dark fruit, toffee and molasses. Pours dark brown tinged with a hint of ruby and has a this tan head with some lacing. Starts smooth with a very rich mouth feel with toffee, molasses and dark fruit flavors. Finishes a bit on the dry side with smoked peatiness coming through and lingering heavily on the palate. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (6139) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2014
12 oz bottle. Brown and clear appearance with a lacy tan head. Aroma and flavor of toasted malts, caramel, light smoke, toffee, lightly bitter resinous hops and mild to medium sweetness. Rich, smooth and creamy with a medium body and a lingering finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1611) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - MAY 19, 2014
A nice scotch! Average ruby red pour w/ a big fluffy white head that leave spotty lacing. Im a huge fan of the bold aroma thats pretty unique compared to most scotchs. Taste is flavorful & pretty complex but the palate is slightly thin. Overall, a very solid beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (1195) - LA, California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
On tap in September at Stapleton Tap House. Pours near black with significant head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, light coffee. Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of roasted malts, powder sugar, mild coffee. Overall full bodied, tasty...an easy drinker!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (1241) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a red tinge, tan head that laces and stays on the edges. Smells of smoke, peat, caramel, and light fruit notes. Flavor is roasted malt, caramel, light fruit, and a light bitter finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle; very dark auburn/brown with not much head. Aroma of smoke, bacon, molasses, and caramel. Pretty easy to drink; some sweetness, caramel, smoked meat, and molasses.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle; color of dark brown/black. Aroma of molasses, brown sugar, and smoky bacon. Flavor was the same with a good dose of smokiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9567) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark brownish red pour with thin to no head, aroma brought notes of lots of peat, smoke, some slight raisin, dark fruit, touch of caramel, dark candied sugars. Taste is a mix of smoke, peat, but pretty tame compared to the taste, hints of raisin, slight burnt malts, hints of ashy notes going into burnt sugars, finishing earthy, dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mlk1300 (3) - Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2013 does not count
My favorite scotch ale. Smoky aroma. Peat and dark fruit taste. Pours dark. Great on a cool day.

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