RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
This is a Scotch ale like no other. The brewers use the finest smoked malt for flavor complexity and then combine it with roasted barley, and caramel malts for a rich distinctive and smoky flavor. These ingredients give it a deep, dark color with a smooth, rich finish that is surprisingly drinkable.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foyle (417) - Wyoming, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Appearance: pours a 1" cream colored head that recedes slowly with moderate lacing. Color is a mostly clear deep red-brown. Moderate carbonation bubbles streaming through the body. Aroma: smokey roasted malts, cocoa, earthy hops Mouthfeel: light and watery with a somewhat dry finish. Flavor: dark roasted malt, toasted whole wheat bread crust, cocoa, a bit of earthy hop flavor, and a lingering smokiness in the middle and finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2955) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - FEB 19, 2017
On tap at te Snow Lodge at Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park, WY. Clear, dark brown with a thin tan head and good lacing. Aroma of toffee and chocolate malt. Taste of toffee, chocolate malt, cherry, dark fruit and brown sugar. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (11272) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle. Nutty toffee malt and fresh hay aroma. Dark brown with large tan head. Moderately sweet nutty toffee malt and moderately bitter astringent hay flavor. Body a bit light. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (2162) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown, with no head, just a small, tan ring. Earthy and savory aroma, with notes of chicory, cloves, toffee, cedar, and black pepper. Sweet and very malty, with a light bitterness and good, spicy finish. Medium body, grainy, hard, and a little thin. This is a fairly solid scotch ale, and wonderfully aromatic, but lacking in the appearance and palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (6519) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Bottle: Dark brown/copper with a small beige head. Toffee, lightly smoky malt aroma. Baked bread, toffee malt, chocolate malt taste. More along the lines of a porter or brown ale, really, but quite nice..... Good flavour....lighter bodied than expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (6033) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2016
I thought this was decent. Not nearly as sweet as many Scotch ales but has the similar caramelly malt flavor. Worked as a hair of the dog beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6883) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2016
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a Clear dark mahogany with an ecru head. Malty nose. Flavors of toffee. Smooth finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerandhockey8 (390) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - FEB 7, 2016
From 12 oz bottle to snifter. Pour is a nice dark brown color, cola like with a thick tan head the dissipates quickly. Nose is weak, some malt, chocolate, caramel, ready. Taste is light-medium bodied, mostly sweet. Finishes crisp on the palate. Not a bad beer, very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Quick3Beers (1178) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Pours a dark nearly opaque brown. Aroma of chocolate, cola. Flavor of the same, very sweet I think, little bitterness. If tasted without a label I would have called it a porter, not a scotch ale. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mikem409 (2021) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle. Copper white head toffee aroma. Taste is thin body with sweet candy malt. Nothing to special

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bule (2122) - California, USA - DEC 12, 2014
12oz bottle pours a dark brown color without much head. Some maltiness and spice. Somewhat watery.

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