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RATINGS: 769   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jordinc (105) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle. Poured very clear reddish brown with a nice head and lacing. Sweet, malty, with caramel notes. Hops flavors gained prominence as the brew warmed up.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
simontomlinson (149) - 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 (5342) - 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 (3284) - 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 (1315) - 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 (5127) - 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 (40) - 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 (1566) - 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 (7040) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ozzy70 (970) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 16, 2017
Draft at the Casual Pint, Omaha. Pour was dark amber, small off white head. Aroma was malts, molasses, caramel. Taste was sweeter, malty, caramel, toffee, and nuts.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gurthnar (5371) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle at a tasting. Easy drinking black ale. Not much in way of roasty dark malts though, mostly colour. Overall very easy drinking, with rathe thin body.


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