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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Named for the stone upon which Scottish kings were crowned, our Scoth Ale represents a tradition of brewing excellence. You will enjoy a hint of caramel sweetness, a well-rounded flavor, and superior drinkability.

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drowland (8629) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2011
8/14/11. On tap at the Madison airport. Clear light brown pour with basically no head. Somewhat subdued aroma of caramel and burnt sugars. Bolder flavor of caramel, burnt sugar, and a touch of smokiness that borders closely on tasting like plastic. Not bad.

Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2011
On tap at the downtown brewpub. Pours a mostly clear, amber-brown colored body with a finger-width, creamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is a bit sweet with some caramel, creamy vanilla, a light toffee, and a touch of peat. Flavor is better. Smooth and somewhat creamy caramels with a light toffee sweetness and some vanilla. Nice, peaty earth comes in with the sweet malts and balances well. Finishes with a light sweetness and fairly creamy, but pretty dry with a light, peaty, earthy bitterness. Medium length aftertaste following a smooth, medium body and pretty creamy, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty standard, but tasty scotch ale. A bit sweet, but well balanced with enough peaty earth. Not bad.

jandd1983 (4270) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2011
This was my favorite of the day. It poured a dark amber that was almost brown. The aroma was deep caramel and vanilla. The flavor had milk chocolate, caramel and vanilla. Not a bad scoch ale

bpreo (2832) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2011
More band-aid tasting beer. Scotch Ale’s seem to consistently treat my tongue that way. Not a good thing, FYI.

cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2010
On tap at brewpub, pours a clear amber with thin head, aroma is dissapointing with hardly nothing there, overall has a weak malt flavor and doesn’t blend the scotch all that well, meh.

Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2010
On tap at the brewpub: Pours a dark amber , with a very modest off white head. Aroma of caramel malts, peat. A touch of bitterness , medium body here. Flavors are different, but this would be my first scotch ale. Caramel malt, toffee, peat again. Finishes fairly smooth- not bad.

NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Draft at Great Dane Downtown. Pours a reaonably clear copper with cream colored head. Nose is sweet and malty, light toffee notes and no hops. On taste, rounded and bready with earthy notes and toffee. Pretty easy drinking.

sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 8, 2010
One of the best the Great Dane does out of their year round beers. I love the deep brown almost black color of this scotch ale, gives a big clue to the toastier side of the malt they’ve used. Definitely malty and sweet in the taste and will leave a coating in your mouth. A delicious beer you could drink all night.

kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2009
On tap, Great Dane, downtown. Pours a clear dark amber body with a small wispy off-white head that left some nice lacing. The nose is sweet with a bit of peat and some roasty malt. The flavor is sweet as well but not overly so. Very light peat at first, but it finishes with a bit more and a nice roasty flavor. Pretty sturdy mouth feel with a nice slight cling to the finish without being too heavy. Overall this was pretty nice, the peat kept coming out stronger the longer it sat. I’d buy this again if I get back.

triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Deep reddish brown, thick off white head that lasted. Some malt aroma, but there was dishwater odors :( Ther ewas some malt sweetness, no hops, no much more. Medium bodied, smooth finish with some hop bitterness. I expected more, maybe I had an off day.

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