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RATINGS: 753   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Pours very deep brown, almost black, with creme colored bubbly head, which fades to a thin film. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate tones, slight earthy aroma, like peat. Taste is silky, medium to full bodied, slightly creamy, and very nice to drink. Caramel present but still deep notes of chocolate roast. An interesting take on a scotch ale, no complaints here though.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrianDorry55 (361) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2010
12oz bottle from Warehouse Liquors in Spring Hill, FL. Pours a very dark brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is burnt mollasses, caramel, raisins, plums, black cherries. Flavor is alot of mollasses, caramel, and dark fruits finishing with burnt alcohol. Medium mouthfeel...unpleasant aftertaste. This is alright...i dont like mollasses...but its not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rader58 (878) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Pours a dark ruby/brown color. Aroma of toffee, molasses and peat. Flavor is molasses and toffee with an earthy and slightly smokey finish. Very good

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Pours dark brown with very little head....nose is roasty and has hints of licorice and dark chocolate. Honestly I thought it was a stout when I poured it. The flavor is very stout-ish as well and frankly Im not sure how this is different than a standard dry stout. Everything about it is virtually identical. Will re-taste it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2010
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a fair amount of head. Nice strong sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Draft at Coles, Buffalo, NY> deep dark pour, aromas of roasted malts, little peat, malty richness. Taste seems more porter like. Roasted & caramel malts, nice dose of bitterness. woody aspects in the finish. Decent

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rainnskittles (4) - Alabama, USA - MAY 19, 2010 does not count
Having hiked my way across Scotland and spent my evenings in their pubs, I can attest to their local beers. This beer hit the mark and exceeded all of my expectations

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Brownish-red in color with a caramel color head which dissipates quickly but gathers around the edges and leaves good lacing. Aroma is mostly smokey with a touch of caramel. The palate is medium bodied, smooth, rich, with a slight touch of alcohol warmth. The taste is lightly sweet with caramel malt with a smokey/peat finish. Overall I find this scotch ale pretty straight forward with not a lot of nuance. The smokey aroma is a little overpowering and cloying after a while. The caramel malt in the flavor is pretty satisfying, though. Very worth a try.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (1252) - USA - MAY 16, 2010
Deep black color with a nice off white head. Aroma is slightly sweet, but a bit smoky. Flavor is roasted malt with a bit of alcohol sweetness underneath. Some smoky, peat flavors present as well, along with a slightly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1754) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Pours a dark nearly opaque brown with a light brown malted milk-like head. Head diminishes fairly quickly, but stays. Aroma of chocolate and peat. Smooth going down. Caramely roasted malt flavor, only slightly sweet, earthy, hints of dark chocolate. Well balanced, tasty and unassuming. Goes down easy for a dark robust ale. No indication of 7.7% ABV and very little hop bitterness. Very true to the style.


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