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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Cold Smoke Scotch Ale earned a silver medal in 2002 and a gold medal in the 2007 NABA brewfest. Formulated with Montana grown 2-row barley, northwest Goldings hops, and lotsa love, this hearty ale drinks very smooth. Not bitter at all and not too sweet either. Novice beer drinkers have been known to take a taste and then say, “WOW! That’s not what I expected… that’s GOOD!” A hint of roasted barley lends a slight coffee-like smoky finish. It packs a 6.5% abv punch. Perfect after a day of rippin’ lines on area or your favorite back country getaway. Available in 16 oz aluminum cans. 6.5 % abv (alcohol by volume); 11 IBUs (International Bittering Units)

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (4845) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 20, 2016
Can from MattW. Nice dark brown pour, scant beige head settled to ring. Ashy, smoky fireplace aroma. Taste is a bit more subdued, earthy hops, a bit sweet for a Scotch. Nice lasting dirty bitterness..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (13499) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Shared at the July 2016 MDBG tasting, 7/11/16. Clear dark brown, thin fizzy tan head, good retention. Aroma of toffee, caramel, smoke. The taste is cherries, smoke, toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (2188) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Red brown with a white head. Aroma is rich and caramelized. Taste is the same with just a bit of smoke in the finish. Thanks, dad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 13, 2016
beige head that left rings of lacing for the entire glass.. brew is brown... dark brown.. nice ruby highlites.. Biscuit malts and dark caramel... bready notes in the nose.. some expected esters that are not overplayed.. no hops, although I may be missing them.. Flavor is spot-on. malty and toffee... some very lite raisin... brown malts lingering ... good mix of yeasty fruitiness.. great body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (3440) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2016
4 pack from a shop in the Bozeman airport. This is a clear deep, rich red. Looks more brown in the dim light. A permanent, off-white head forms. Malty nose with vanilla, oak, toffee and just a faint whiff of smoke. Sure its sweet, but not too sweet. Tastes earthy like tobacco with suggestions of wood and vanilla. So clean and full bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTAEgeek (2160) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2016
On tap at Gils Goods in Livingston. Pours a nice, dark, ruby brown, with no real head. The aroma is toffee, caramel, and some earthy notes. Sweet and malty, with a bit of bitterness. Medium body, crisp, grainy, and smooth. This is a mild and drinkable scotch ale. Not strong nor aggressive, and no real peat or oak which is a shame, but nice and malty.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (6005) - Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Can at a some BBQ spot in Montana, light smoke and some caramel malty flavors . Thin body and thats it. Well its also wet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bill Becker (971) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Pours a super dark brown with an inch of off white foam. Smells of roasted malt with some smoke and chocolate. Tastes of roasted malt, light smoke, chocolate, milk shake like flavour near the finish. Creamy smooth mouthfeel, fairly light carbonation. One of the better beers of the style, given my lack of love for them.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (1092) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2016
On tap. Pours a clear mahogany with a medium, fizzy, long lasting, beige head that laces nicely. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, caramel and light peat. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit and coffee with a hint of smoke in the finish. Medium body with a smooth, sticky texture and soft carbonation. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (14019) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Can. Pours a dark amber with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is smoke and roast. Thin mouthfeel with roasted malt and light smoke finish, decent.

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