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RATINGS: 771   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (1230) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Pours near black with a red tinge, thick tan head to match. Smells of malt, caramel, toffee, smoke, and some earthy hops. Taste is sweet caramel and toffee at first, roasted malt at the end. Medium bodied and smooth.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (11998) - Troms, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2017
355ml bottle bought at Vinmonopolet Hamar.. Deep dark ruby body. Low, off-white head. Spotty lacing. Aroma of brown malts and raisin. Flavours of brittle caramel, dark dough and dreid fruits. Drying, malt-fruity finish. Fine bodied. Like it. (Shared with Johnny, Leif, Gunnbjrg and Dag Erik, Ottestad 05.03.2017).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (2544) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 1, 2017
Bottle. Reddish in colour, creamy head. Lots of melanoidins, dried fruits, nice maltiness and caramel notes too. Medium body, smooth. Finish is quite dry and medium bitter. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
simontomlinson (193) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Minimal beige head immediately left flotsam on a dark brown still body. Rich aroma of dark fruits, demerara, & some dark spirits. Thick, almost chewy texture. Leaves a clean prickly feel on the back. To the fore this is sweet, syrup, brown sugar, slightly malty, dark fruits & hints of malt. This gradually changes over the tongue to tangy back with apricot, grape & an almost barrel aged aft.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (5478) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2017
Fra flaske p Mi2 Cardinal feb-17: brunsvart nesten uten skum, og akkurat nok karbonert til at inntrykkene kommer til sin rett. Sjokolade, mrke karameller, dessertkaffe. Myk bitterhet i den lange ettersmaken. Slank for sin voltstyrke, et velsmakende, maltdrevet l som fikk mange fornyde smil rundt bordet.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen2 (3347) - NORWAY - FEB 13, 2017
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 13.02.17. Clear daek brown. Small and pale brown head. Aroma and molasses. Taste of molasses, dark chocolate, dark syrup and dark malt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tandembrauer (1352) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2017
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours dark brown with little beige head. Aroma of caramel, dark bread, chocolate. Tastes sweet with some bitterness. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (5242) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2017
11.02.2017, 12 oz bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, caramel malts, dark sugar, dried dark fruits, minerals, grass, "knekk", fruit stones, raisins. Taste is slightly sweet mineraly, raisins, minerals, grass, "knekk", weeds, caramel malts, dark sugar, dried dark fruits. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mineraly mouthfeel. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
astanford (42) - California, USA - FEB 9, 2017
caramel, slightly roasty, nuts, brown, minimal head, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, minimal carbonation, not a very long finish. Felt very light for a scotch ale.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (1595) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2017
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at Taco Mac in Atlanta. The appearance is a clear dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is roasted malt and some caramel. The taste is very close to the nose. An excellent beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sigmund (7126) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2017
355 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.7%. Very dark brown colour, thin beige head of poor retention. Malty aroma, some caramel and a hint of wood, but a bit anonymous. A faint hint of smoke. Malts, caramel and wood in the medium sweet flavour too, minimal hops. Not a bad beer, but this is not my favourite style.


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