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RATINGS: 776   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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Named for a medieval Scottish sword, Claymore Scotch ale is a tribute to the legendary "Wee Heavy" beers of Scotland. A malty, deep-ruby-hued ale, it features a generous amount of caramel sweetness, a reserved hop profile and a subtle warming character, at 7.7% alcohol by volume. Claymore will be available in six-packs and on draft through mid-April.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lello4ever (941) - ITALY - JAN 3, 2017
Marrone scuro, schiuma sottile beige cremosa. Note di malto, tostatura, caramello. Al palato malto dona dolcezza, birra avvolgente e cremosa. Carbonazione media. Ottima scotch.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (7003) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2016
Draught at BAJT Sweet, vinous with toffee and fudge in both aroma and flavour.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ghostbeer (203) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Very sweet and yet fairly mild overall without the punch that I hoped for. That said, it is pretty solid and would buy again.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AnG_BrgNor (674) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2016
Bottle. Brown with small head. Aroma is malt burned caramel and some roasted. Taste is malt, toffee, some peated and some chocolate. Alcohol is present as well. Nice, but not very complex.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4822) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2016
12 oz bottle with a bottling date of 17 Oct. 2016. Served in a snifter. Poured very dark brown; clear but near opaque in the glass. Thin, weak head. Minimal lacing. Aroma: toffee and vanilla. Flavor: a malt bomb with a trace of booziness. Feel: smooth, full body; light carbonation

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (5663) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a deep ruby-hued bronze body with a small off-white head. Nose is caramel, raisins, grains, deep malty notes and hints of dark syrup and smoke. Taste is caramel, toffee, deep malts, burnt sugar and hints of dark syrup, vanilla and faint smoke. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. A bit on the sticky side of the sweetness spectrum IMO and I lack a bit more complexity and perhaps even more smoke. Still a decent enough Scotch ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brewtalita (328) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2016
Brown with ruby hue, lingering head. Aroma roastiness, milk chocolate. Palate medium, low carbonation. Taste sweet and bit cloying. Licorice, cough syrup. Watery and empty. Disappointment for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackBeerPG (560) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Taste: Toasted rye malt, spice, caramel, rich notes, maybe some peat. Smokey malt nose. Mahogany color, semi clear, tan lacy head. Medium body. A solid "Wee Heavy" scotch ale for the Fall.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rusos (746) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 20, 2016
Bottle, thanks to brewtalita. Dark brown colour. Aroma is mostly malty, caramel, chocholate, tobaco. Quite promissing. Taste is Very sweet, caramel, malts. Low carbonation. Drinkable. Good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MisoW (3534) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 20, 2016
Bottle by brewtalita. Pours brown color, small head. Aroma of caramel, coffee. Taste is sweet, lightly bitter, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate.


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