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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Brewed in the classic Scotch Ale style dating back to the 1700s, 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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (1562) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (6507) - Coxs 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Carlisle (701) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (11266) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (4470) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (2475) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackBeerPG (560) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
George999 (455) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
safhundos (9) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2016 does not count
Malty as a scotch ale should be. Slightly dry on the palate. Good taste profile. True to style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christpuncher (3075) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Nose of malt and alcohol. Very malty sweet flavor. Way too much malt for me. Pours reddish brown in color. Had in Madison

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