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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Draught. Pours a copper amber with a light tan head. Aroma contains caramel, malt, and a very faint touch of smoke. Flavor was much less of the malt and toffee that I was expecting and more hops along with a sweetness I could not put my finger on. Not bad, but not what I was looking for in the style.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
shigadeyo (3648) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2009

9/05/2009: Great Dane Stone of Scone Scotch Ale... Aroma: Not much aroma at all. Appearance: Bright orange color with a whispy off-white crown. Flavor: Somewhat sweet, but not malty enough; mostly has flavor of pale malts that makes it kind of sweet and syrupy. Palate: Medium-bodied, average palate. Overall: This is more like a SCOTTISH ALE rather than a true Scotch Ale (lacking depth of malt, complexity, and alcohol).

Draught at The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. in Madison (Hilldale), Wisconsin. Rating #52 for this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Pours a translucent mahogany, large beige head. Glass-coating lace at first, diminishing in abundance through the course of the glass. Generic caramel malt aroma. Flavor is a winner, something like a liquefied taffy apple. Very malty, apple cider and chocolate are the dominant tastes, some caramel underlying that. Medium bodied, alcohol and a light astringency combine for a very lively palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3920) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2009
On tap at the downtown Madison site. Poured to a GD pint glass a mahogany brown, with some bubbly, off white foam and clingy lacing. The aroma was immediately roasty, with a hint of smoke, and dark molasses. The flavor added a little caramel sweetness, a hint of toffee, and a touch of dry, bakers chocolate. More of a Scottish in body, but very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5776) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2009
A very subtle and refined scotch ale - perhaps too understated for most, but I quite liked it - mellow flavors of plum and bubble gum, with very faint notes of peat and earthiness - a moderate sweetness and semi-dry finish - quite well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12894) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2008
(Draught) Pours a transparent chestnut brown body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, peaty, and toasted cereal. Flavor of toasted nuts, maple, brown sugar, caramel, and roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2008
Clear, sparking body with excellent lace, reddish copper in colour. Notes of molasses, cookie dough and toffee are fairly subtle. "It’s toasted," sweet, although something a bit cheesy in the yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Pours a dark brown colour, medium bodied, very well balanced. Touch of caramel and syrupy notes, not overly sweet but a very full mouthfeel with a soft hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5824) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Served on draught at the Wisconsin Micro-brewers Beerfest in Chilton, Wisconsin. Pours a clear copper amber brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a fine film and white ring. Aroma of multi-grain and caramel malt, a touch of peat, smoked wood and a touch of herbal spice. Taste is slightly sweet, medium bodied with very light carbonation, along with flavors of multi-grain malt, peat and a touch of vanilla bean. Finish is also semi-sweet with a malty after taste that slowly disappears.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rcweir (139) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Clear,copper color, little aroma, chewy/thick, malty, roasty, smooth, balanced.

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