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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
A tawny brown ale with a rich caramelized malt flavor and very mild hop presence. The sweetness of this beer is balanced with the warmth of the higher alcohol level.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2010
reddish brown with mild white head. nose of sweet caramel malt with the classic scotch ale esters. flavor consists of the same components, but is not powerful enough and the beer ends of being drinkable, but somewhat insipid, especially for the alcohol content, which would make this a medium schilling version of the style. could be improved

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10926) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Damn good. Cloudy orangish color. Aroma has tropical fruit, hops and caramel. Flavor has citrus, hops, caramel and brown sugar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10945) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Hand bottle Hazy, copper-colored ale with a small, big bubbled, white head. The aroma is a malty, earthy blend of caramel, smoke and light chocolate. Medium to full-bodied and mildly creamy with laid-back carbonation. Tilts moderately toward the sweet side of balance. Good caramel and brown sugar maltiness flanks gentle, minerally bitterness. Lengthy, lightly bitter finish that actually dries out a bit. Kudos to mcbackus for providing the sample!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2009
growler from miketd: pours a nice nutty brown colour with a good 1/2 inch tan head that resides on the sides of the sides of the glass. lots of nutty aroma and great bread too, decent caramel and just a hint of fruity hops and smokiness. a very nice blend of all th components i mentioned. the flavour is alot of bread and nut teh hops come through at the end with a good fruitiness to follow that. the caramel is sweet but not cloying. palate is smooth. another great beer from Gl. thanks a ton mike for letting me try this one. i owe you!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ExSpectator (65) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark amber, medium white head. Aroma is very malty with caramel. Full palate, taste starts off sweet with caramel, and finishes with a slight burn, finish is fairly dry. Good, but not the best of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2006
Draft at the brewpub. Aroma: Pretty light aroma for a scotch ale. Some caramel, bready malt, and a bit of alcohol. Appearance: Pours a clear deep amber color with a reddish tint. Off white head was small and fleeting. Not much lacing. Flavor: Bready maltiness with some nice caramel, toasted nuts, some light fruitiness. Not much bitterness, but finishes fairly clean with just a little lingering sweetness. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Overall: Scotch ales are one of my favorite styles, and I always seemed to miss this one went it went on tap at the Brewpub, so I was determined to try it this time. Dissapointing. Lacking the deep melanoidin caramel, smoky/peaty flavors I seek in the style. Not bad, but not what I was hoping for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 9, 2006
Delicious beer sampled on draught at the brewpub, on a cold winters night. A very warm, and soothing pint. This beer pours to a deep amber, to light brown color, with a thick, white head, and a soft carbonation. Lots of good sweet malt and caramel in the nose, with hints of peppery alcohol. The palate is rich and full. Good, hefty, body with good sweet and caramel malt, with a touch of estery fruit. This beer ends malty and sweet, and finishes with a nice, soothing burn. Nice after dinner pint, and a great beer to sip with a good desert. Impressive beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2005
See through brown with a touch of amber to it, fluffy white head pretty thin. Great malty flavor with some sweetness of caramel and maybe a little nutty also, pretty roasty, there was an alcohol touch to it as well that left me saying damn this beer kicks ass, and it is now 8.3%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2003
Smooth caramel, medium roasty flavors that kind of took the place of any hop presence. Nice smooth and thick body. One of the more enjoyable Scottish ales that I've tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfcjenn (30) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2003
had this beer at great lakes brewery, the nose on this beer was very inviting. a dark beer with that laced nicely and clung not only to the side of the glass, but the pitcher as well. tasted like burnt malt, too malty for my current bitter preferences, but as a scottish ale, it did the style well.

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