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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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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3.6
yespr (45506) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2008
12 fl oz bottle. Pours unclear and deep brown with a slowly collapsing tan head. Lacto/milky and mild roasted malt to chocolate malty aroma. Mild lacto and chocolate malty flavour, goes nicely together. Light liqourice. Smooth acidic and malty finish with a liqourice lingering note. Nice one although I don’t think it was intended this way.

2.4
Ungstrup (37653) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2009
Bottled. An unclear brown beer with a huge brown beer - the head stemming from an over carbonated beer. The aroma has notes of an infection lending it acidic notes of lemon. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, as well as lighter notes of cinnamon and chocolate, leading to a dry finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

3.3
joergen (28164) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2008
Bottle. Hazy orange brown coloured with a hughe off white ehad. Sweet aroma of caramel and dried fruits with scidic notes. Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits and alcohol with notes of rye bread. Fizzy palate. Warming alcoholic finish.

3.1
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2008
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of Skyview. Pours a very cloudy reddish brown with a tall and frothy beige head leaving some laces. Aroma of caramel and fruit - light lingering tartness. Medium-bodied with sweetish burned caramel, lightly tart fruit and a whiff of ashes. Fairly dry finish. I suspect a light infection here, but it’s not spoiling the beer completely. 180808

3.7
Ratman197 (14848) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of carmel, tofgfee, molases, light dark fruit and light peat. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee, molasses and light peat smoke with a smooth lingering molasses finish.

3.7
Drake (13739) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2010
12 once bottle courtesy of Mr. Pickles. Thanks! Opened 5/7/10. Pours a hazy red color with a medium tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, earthy peat like notes and faint hops. The taste is caramel, toffee, nutty notes, coffee and a mildy hoppy finish. Medium bodied and quite tasty. I’m glad to finally try a beer from these guys.

3.1
hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2006
12oz bottle shared courtesy of weeare138. Poured a medium brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of peat, nuts, caramel, and a little buttery. Tastes of nuts, roast, caramel, and light peat. I didn’t get the butter in the flavor like I did in the aroma. Thinner body.

3.8
Sammy (12210) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2006
Thanks jpm30 for this simple bottle of great fresh scotch style. Thick dark brown foam and lace. Taste of light smoke and tabacco, well hopped, nicely malted. Full mouthfeel. Whatever the alcohol, its well hidden.

3.5
slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"nice full feel. big and smooth. fruity and malty, though a little short on smoke and aroma. overall, a little bit of a pleasant surprise. thanks John. 2nd time lots of astringency. Gotta doc it a tenth."

3.8
shrubber85 (11408) - 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.


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