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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%
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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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4.4
TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 9, 2006
Delicious beer sampled on draught at the brewpub, on a cold winter’s 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.

4.1
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%

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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!

3.9
daknole (11049) - 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.

3.9
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2012
A nice scotch ale from the Great Lakes crew. Carmel colored pour, malty and flavorful balanced out with a little bitterness from the hop. A great level of gravity, adds a bit of bitter warmth to the tongue and nose. A nice brew, definitely worth seeking.

3.8
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.

3.8
JaBier (7973) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Glass at GLBC on 10/11/13. Clear reddish copper in color with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, toast, caramel and slight peatiness. Sweet caramel flavor with a nice bready quality and light peat before a sweet toffee finish.

3.7
ddemmingjr (800) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2012
On tap at the brewery: pours hazy, copper amber, small dense white head. Earth, caramel malts, esters, coffee on the nose. Brown sugar, earth, caramel malts flavors with a bit of peppery alcohol heat on the finish. Medium bodied and sessionable considering the ABV. Solid Scotch Ale by our old standby.

3.6
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.

3.6
Tmoney99 (14494) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Tap. Poured dark hazy brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy and toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted complex sweet flavor with a medium toasted sweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.


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