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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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This malt-balanced beer starts on a caramel note in deep copper hues. The malt is balanced with subtle hopping. The name comes from 19th Century Scotland categorization with 80 shilling being a premium priced beer with greater malt.

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3.4
AcctError96987 (3722) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Draft at the source. Copper / amber body with a thin, tan collar. Caramel malt, nutty, earthy. Light in body, mild sweetness. Solid.

3.8
GenDV138 (7467) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Mad Fox. Clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, malt. Tastes of caramel, malt. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.3
DCLawyer (2846) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2015
4oz draft and 4oz cask at the brewpub. Preferred the cask. Dark brown with small offwhite head. Caramel malt, toffee, earth, wood. Pretty subdued, and just ok.

3.4
MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2013
On tap 4 oz. pour at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC. Opaque, deep mahogany with small khaki head and fair lacing. Aroma of molasses, dark malt, toffee and musty cigar. Taste of molasses, dark malt, toffee and dark fruit. Full body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
Iphonephan (7074) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
On draft at the brewery. Oakes version. Pours slmost clear dark brown with a feint off white head. Mild toffee aroma. Vanilla and caramel. Clean finish.

3.3
sonnycheeba (6214) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Draft. Pours mostly clear brown with nice beige head; good retention and lacing. Aroma is roasted and caramel malt, toffee, and faint dark fruit. Flavor is all malt, roasted and caramel with notes of oak and plums. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.

3.4
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Reviewed from notes. Pours a caramel color with a light tan head and a bit of lacing. The nose brings some dark fruits as well as light molasses, toffee, a bit of caramel, and a light nutty character. The taste is a bit dry but focuses a bit more on some lighter brown sugar and a bit of dry, bready caramel malt. Slight hints of darker fruits. Mouthfeel is a bit light, bordering on medium with good carbonation. Low abv and drinks quite well. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-16-2010

3.3
Drake (14033) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a hazy brown color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee, berries and earthy notes. The taste is toffee, berries, earthy notes, apple. Medium bodied.

3.8
Travlr (25508) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Cask. Dark chestnut, small but thick head. Subtle aroma, maybe caramel. Taste has moderate spice, maybe cinnamon and allspice.

3.4
jefcon (1906) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Cask. Copper pour and a light sheen. Hay, orange citrus and nutty aromas. Light, quenching palate, yet substantial enough in the malt finish to complete the beer. A nice, lower-alcohol scottish ale, which is to me a good accomplishment, as it retains the clean palate and weight of the style without using so much sugar.


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