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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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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3.4
deyholla (11900) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2017
Bottle. Pours a clear copper amber with a a tan head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma is full of sweet grains and caramel with a bit of a boozy note supporting. Flavor has lots of sweet grains and bread with some caramel and a light booze note underlying

3.9
andrewje41 (4081) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2017
12 oz bottle, poured. Purchased at Total Wine for basically pocket change. A quality scotch ale, of this strength, at this price. Awesome deal. Solid addition to the style. A nice copper pour. Smooth, toasty malt flavor. Good roast, almost smokey flavor that stays less than overwhelming. Mellowed out by a slight sweetness, that also remains less than overpowering. Balances out very nicely. Ideal scotch ale, and one of the better offerings I've had from these guys in recent memory. I could enjoy this scotch ale on a regular basis.

4
Cybercat (5954) - Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2017
Pours translucent mahogany with a thick and rather persistent buff head. Aroma delivers notes of caramel, toasted malt, and a mixture of pomme and dark fruit. Flavor features sweet but not cloying caramel, toasted and slightly smoky malt, pomme, dark fruit, and a touch of resiny hops. Mouthfeel offers firm, fairly viscous body and jazzy fizz. You’ll want to "Murray" Davey after one - or a few.

3.4
JK (6230) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2017
A little age on this bottle. Brown, and thick, lacing head. Lots of sweet malt and fruit, prune, raisin. Alcohol is prominent in the flavor as well as an unusually generous addition of hops that works with the beer, but is necessary for a Scotch ale. I did not pick up the promised smoke unfortunately.

3.6
Nuffield (4185) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2017
For whatever reason, Lagunitas has always matched my palate in whatever style they brew. That remains true here. The first impressions were great, especially--a great maltiness, the sweetness jumps out, and although I could feel the alcohol, for 9.5% abv, it wasn’t apparent in the flavor. There was something about this that reminded me of ales brewed in Scotland (I hesitate to call them Scotch ales, because they don’t call them that there, for the most part.) Tasty. Bottle.

3.9
rollinsr (799) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUL 23, 2017
Pours dark brown with a finger of off white head. Aroma is rich and sweet with hints of chocolate covered fruit and a slight smokiness. Flavor is rich but not overpowering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
williamstome (1909) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2017
Orange-brown pour, foamy off-white head. Not much aroma. Caramel fruity flavor with smoky and burnt notes.

3.2
Slipstream (2660) - USA - JUL 19, 2017
Straight forward brown pour. Pretty dry for a brown ale, with a modestly astringent finish. A little brown sugar and pumpernickel at the start. The high ABV is very well masked. Medium light malty aroma. I was hoping for more somehow.

3.6
blankboy (7735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2017
[Bottle (12oz)] Pours a very deep amber with a large long-lasting frothy off-white head. If you look closely you can see lots of floaties. Aroma (7+) of caramel malt, a bit of brown sugar, a hint of smoke, dark fruit and light hops. Flavour of lightly toasted caramel malt, some light smoke, light hops and dark fruit. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium bodied. Pretty good beer.

3.5
BuckeyeBoy (8171) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 9, 2017
On tap at rbwg. Pours out dark brown topped with a sand head. Nose is toffee some caramel sweet malts along with a nutty wood note. Taste is as the nose with the sweet malts getting it done.


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