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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
One hitter series. This Scotch Ale is sweet, but not cloying. It’s strong, but not brash. It’s smooth and smokey, like a good dram among friends. Cheers!

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3.6
flatmatt (1563) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep red with some coarse particles. Aroma of toasty malt and honey, tea. Flavor has toasty, some peaty, malt with touches of berry, tea, and alcohol. Not bad, but could be a bit more flavorful.

3.4
jandd1983 (4276) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2017
Bottle. It poured an amber color with a white head. The aroma was of caramel, burnt toast and some smoke. The taste was similar to the aroma with more caramel, burnt toast, smoke and a nice sweet aftertaste. Good stuff.

3.7
phaleslu (10099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2017
Draft at the Charleston Taproom, served in one of their mason jar glasses. Pours a mostly clear deep amber with a small off-white head that settles into a bubbly ring and island of film while lacing the glass. Notes of caramel, brown sugar, dried fruits, toast, earthy and slightly citrusy hops. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, bitter, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Good Scotch ale that leans sweet.

3.6
Bif (2235) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2017
On tap. Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head. Aroma of dark fruit, bit malt and hint of Scotch in the background. Taste of caramel, dark fruit, and slightly boozy. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, smooth and flavorful and a tad boozy. Nice beer to relax with.

3.5
djd07 (14358) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2017
On tap at RateBeer Best. Pours a clear copper with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is dark fruit, toasted malt, pine. Medium body, similar flavors to nose, very boozy, nice smoke finish, very good.

3.4
Dogbrick (12912) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Sample at Daily Growler Powell during the Rhinegeist Boomerang Bus Tour+Party on 05/18/2017. Brownish-amber color with a medium thick frothy light beige head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing. Roasted malt aroma with hop and citrus notes. Medium body with flavors of smoked malt, caramel and mild citrusy hop. The finish is mildly smokey with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.

2.5
nazzty (1376) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2017
Very malty, somewhat sweet and almost like a brighter stout. Some smoke flavors, but overall just a little bit too much.

3.3
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2017
12oz bottle. Large beige head atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, molasses, light toffee, spicy/peaty, orange. Taste is sweet, caramel/molasses, light orange, peat, alcohol warming. Medium-full body, some stickiness, light creaminess.

3.6
Emeister84 (2476) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2017
12oz bottle from Whole Foods (Charlottesville, VA). Toasty aromas, red berry, bread crust, caramel, toffee. Clear dark ruby with a fairly lasting white head. A little sweet, crusty, toasty. Full bodied.

3.7
vyvvy (6391) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2017
It mahogany brown with an off white head. The aroma has caramel, fruit, scotch malt and apples. The taste has tobacco and smoke added to the mix along with some alcohol warmth. Good.


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