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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Brewed in the classic Scotch Ale style dating back to the 1700’s, with a deep reddish brown color. Full of body, sweetness and flavor. Higher in alcohol content but possessing a smooth and lightly hopped finish. Best served at 45 degrees F in a room temperature pint glass. For the ’Big Beer’ drinkers among us.

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edgallow (4312) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2017
12 oz bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of caramel, grass, dried fruit and toffee. Taste is big malts.

DraftWhisperer30 (5) - - MAY 26, 2017 does not count
Pint glass of draft beer at Final Approach, Milwaukee, May 2017. Nice, deep, amber color. Rich malty taste with lots of hoppy flavors. A great American twist on Scottish dark ales.

geologyguy (1632) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2017 Served way too cold it seems...Hardly any smell and watery taste...Seems much more like a dopplebock than a scotch ale in my experience...Watery...Much stronger as it warms...Now it?s more like a scotch ale..At landfill course in Wisconsin!

Patrickctenchi (6668) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle: Dark, cloudy brown with a thick tan head. Raisin, caramel, dry grass scent. Taste is caramel malt, wood, raisin. Nice, slightly bitter malts.... Very good.

Carlisle (781) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours ruby-dark brown with light beige head and lacing. Nose of oats, toffee, and caramel. Creamy vanilla with some toffee and caramel. Lighter body than expected. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

shrubber85 (11508) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle. Raisin/cherry, light vinegar, caramel malt and straw aroma. Dark chestnut brown with large tan head. Moderately sweet raisin, caramel malt, and moderately bitter herbal hay/alcohol flavor. Nice body. Tasty.

MrTipple (5539) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Light grain and cereal malts, light caramel. Clear, dark amber, small, creamy, off-white head. Intense caramel, biscuit, come coffee, dry, toasted malts, lively carbonation. Very nice palate, yet aroma is way too weak. Keg at The Old Fashioned, Madison, WI.

tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 14, 2016
bottle to pint glass. poured a mahogany red color with off white head. slight lacing on the glass. the aroma is lightly roasted malts, caramel, slight toffee, the flavor is more of the same. this is a basic straight up scotch ale nothing fancy just a middle of the road solid flavor of a scotch ale. nice caramel sweet malt flavor tinges of toffee and slightly roasted malts. very drinkable and delicious.

BlackBeerPG (807) - Darien, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Taste: rich, semi sweet, malty, chocolate notes, spiced. roasty nose. Brown mostly clear with foamy head. Medium/full body. Pair well with many dishes.

George999 (462) - Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2016
From the bottle of the pour is clear and is very dark auburn in color, the head is an off white almost brown that lingers at a medium thickness, the aroma is very light scotch malts a little bit of barley, the taste is Carmel with some roasted barley notes, the finish is smooth creamy with a medium to thick mouthfeel

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