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RATINGS: 94   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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3.6
rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2017
bottle. amber with one finger head. sweet and lightly smokey, caramel and toffee, bready, slight dark fruit. hoppy finish. not sure this is to style, but it was enjoyable.

2.8
muttsy (26) - - OCT 18, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2017 Good color, bitter. Tastes like a scotch ale that's been wet-hopped. This is good for the steam pan in my smoker.

3.7
shawnmurphy (617) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2017
12-ounce bottle pours a gorgeous deep burgundy color; nearly clear, except for some bottom-of-bottle yeast chunks floating in glass (extra vitamin B!); with a tiny tan head and lacing. Aroma: plums, brown sugar. Flavor:port wine, plums, prunes, brown sugar, smoke. Mouthfeel: full-bodied with a boozy warmth.

3.6
Heidbummer (927) - SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2017
Keg Draft House Hammersmith. Pours deep red brown, islands of tan head. Burnt toffee aroma, a little smoke. Taste us bug caramel, molasses and a hint of spice. A bit thin for a proper Scotch ale but a good effort.

3.7
mR_fr0g (13656) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2017
Keg at the Euston tap west. A reddy copper coloured pour with a a lasting frothy beige head. Aroma is nice layered malts, fruit cake, nutty, cranberry, jammy fruits. Flavour is composed of semi sweet nutty malts, jammy fruit cake, little. Marzipan, pine resinous hop. Palate is medium sweet, moderate carbonation, rounded. Lingering fruit loaf and pine hop. Quite fun.

3.4
deyholla (12439) - 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 (4338) - 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 (6207) - 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 (6329) - 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 (4202) - 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.


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