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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (9926) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2014
12 oz. bottle at my buddys rehearsal dinner at The Madison Club. Pours a clear reddish-brown with a finger-plus of creamy off-white head. The aroma and flavor are both pretty sugary and sweet. Toffee, cookie, sweet bread, toasted sugar, nuts, and dried fruits. Light-bodied, with soft medium-high carbonation and a malty, sweet mouthfeel. Im normally a little higher on Lake Louie stuff. This isnt my favorite of their offerings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jefcon (1775) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2014
Sweet for a scotch ale. Lots of hopping on the nose, but simply profiled as hop fruit, crystal malt, and a medium minerality.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mindwarp (273) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2014
Tap by app Ill keep it short because Im using my phone. Pours a deep amber not much head but a good Scottish ale. This has been my local tap beer of choice for a couple of years now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (2212) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2014
DLD 2013 Bottle Share. Deep brown with some red tinting on the sides, beige head. Aroma is of caramel, toast, wood, and cherries. Flavor is more earthy with notes of wood, oak, caramel, roast, herbal hops, and nuts. Body is on the lighter side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy reddish brown, light auburn. Medium frothy creamy beige head. Aroma is malty. Toasty, light sweet, light caramel. Flavor is malty, sweet, little Smokey/peat, light roast, nutty. Medium body. Creamy and smooth. Finish has some minerals, toasty, nutty. Smooth. Easy drinking like other Lake Louie brews. Pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinEvelyn (854) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Aroma is malty, toasty, sweet, caramel, a little sugar. Taste is very smooth, malty, roasty toasty, a little sweetness. very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
akoeninger (740) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2014
On tap at The Old Fashioned. Tanish head, amber color. Aroma of toasted malt and earth. Taste is very dark fruit and some earthy hops, and caramel. full bodied and slick. A good beer for this -10 degree weather. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
drpimento (3461) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Its gotta be me, as I just dont get a lot of flavor out of this. Poured perhaps a bit cold with a modest light tan head that soon settled and some lace. Color is a clear mahogany with some bubble trails. Aroma is very malty, toffee, caramel, hint of smoke, grain. Flavors kind of bland; not as pronounced as nose, some tang up front, only a suggestion of scotch ale. Body/carbonation are excellent. Finish is like flavor, a slightly nuttiness lingers and thats it. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
12oz. bottle. Aroma of darkly toasted, sweet malts, some faint dried fruit and toffee with hints of earthiness and black bread. Dark, clear red-brown in color with a lasting, creamy, off-white head. Flavor profile is malty, gently toasty and lightly bitter with suggestions of raisin, nut and earth, some lingering tangy fruitiness and suggestions of alcohol late. Smooth, lightly prickly and effervescent on the palate with a medium body. Really very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (10122) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle. Deep cola pour, fairly opaque. Really nice aroma of dark fruit, nut, and caramel sweetness. Nice blend of differen flavor elements. Well done.

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