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RATINGS: 369   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rich malty flavors of caramelized and toasted grains dominate this robust Scotch ale. A hint of rye adds a crisp, scotch-like, old-world beer character, reminiscent of a simpler life from centuries ago. It’s a wee-bit heavy.

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2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Pours a dark amber, aroma is intense with alcohol and mostly raisins and more alcohol and it smells very sweet, The taste is all booze with whisky on the finish, the label doesnt lie this thing is outta kilter, eh i’m not digging this


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thechasm442 (907) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Bomber. Murky toffee with an average khaki head that leaves little lacing. Aroma is caramel, toffee, smoky malts, and a bit of whisky. Taste is full of caramel and toffee sweetness with malts, citrus, bread, and a sweet finish. Average thickness and sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4901) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2016
22 ounce bottle from Sonoma Cellars in Delavan, WI, served at cellar temp in a Maudite glass. Smallish off-white head recedes quickly to a thin ring topping a vaguely hazy copper-bronze body...sweet vanilla-caramel aroma, little in the way of smokiness or peat (this is the second SA in a row I’ve had with this aromatic profile - both have been nice for nosing, but give me some reminder of Ardbeg!); hints of pie spices (cinnamon, clove) become evident with warmth...slightly less sweet to the tongue than might have been expected, but still more than a little sugary at first, becoming just a touch drier and bitter/burnt towards the finish...somewhat more alcoholic than it might be - I’d guess this was closer to 10% - and the body is a little vapid, though acceptable; carbonation is just slightly on the high side. Overall a perfectly reasonable and decent-drinking Scotch but nothing special really.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bawelt (687) - Lyon, FRANCE - NOV 8, 2016
Le bouquet est juste superbe : un vrai dessert de pommes confites, de vanille, de cannelle. Magnifique. Bouche plus simple : attaque caramel et support pomme. Petites notes épicées. Finale un rien amère et loin d’être sirupeuse par rapport au nez. Très buvable mais un rien décevante par rapport au bouquet extraordinaire.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
androman (1972) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2016
1pt 6fl oz shared bottle at home from FirmaBier. Nose is dried fruits, dark berries, caramel, plum, light bourbon. Body is dark reddish deep brown. Aroma is dark berries, raisin, caramel, biscuits, milk chocolate, herbs, wet old wood. Medium sweet, light bitter, light fruity sour. Finish is medium lasting roasty fruity medium bittersweet. Full body, oily sticky texture, average carbonation. Easy dessertish beer, strong flavor, bit out of balance but very tasty, great one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5865) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Small, diminishing beige head, that leaves just a thin cover above the near copper colored liquid, that have just a hint of haze. Sweet aromas, with an earthy, estery backdrop. Has some hints of being a red, but really just seems to be a bit unclean. Thicker, lightly oily feel. Caramel, fruit and alcohol flavors. I think the alcohol dominates the spice that might be found from the rye. A bit too much out of balance for me. 8/10

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (3288) - SPAIN - AUG 11, 2016
Bottle 65cl @ Zombier, Malaga, Spain. A: Ambersih brown. T: Malt, sweet, vanilla, bourbon.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
indrekr (443) - ESTONIA - JUL 21, 2016
Appearance: clear, dark orange, amber, tan foam, minimal head, disappears fast. Aroma: honey, alcohol, bread, some toastiness. Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, very nice balance. Palate: medium body, average carbonation, oily feel, astringent, bitter, long finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
travelguy (5) - USA - JUL 11, 2016 does not count
Pours hazy amber with little head. Very malty with almost no hop presence. I’m not a fan of overly hopped ale but this one needs more...very little character to this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (2810) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - JUN 15, 2016
Draft 0.15l at The Beer Temple Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 24.05.2016. Taste with Zlotta. Pour it little bit hazy amber color with small white head. Aroma red fruits, sweet bubble gum note. Taste of apples, spices, red fruits, figs, little bit grassy thing. medium body, slick feel, average carbonation. Classic Scotch Ale I think.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (8181) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Hazy deep Amber with a thin ivory cap that recedes a little faster than I like, leaving behind a thin ring of foam around the edge of the glass. A little earthy Amber malt and a little peat. Smooth and not at all boozy flavor with some earthy Amber scotch malt, and a mild British bitterness. Smooth and amberish, very balanced and slightly Scottish.


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