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RATINGS: 718   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Robust and strapping, our Scotch Ale takes BIG Beers to a whole new level. Rich malt balances perfectly with delicate hops to provide a concentrated and intense flavor; an ideal companion for hearty foods, or as a meal unto itself. Allow this ale to warm slightly in your glass to enhance its truly bold character. Sharing is encouraged, as this is one beer that lives up to its name! Hey! No peeking! Slainté!

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jamestulloch (4259) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2017
Can from Deeside Drinks Emporium. Hazy ruby body with a medium off-white head. Steady carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee apple and strawberry syrup. Flavour of maple syrup, peppery malt and fig rolls. Medium body with a chewy mouthfeel. Light fizz. Flavoursome but heavy going.

beer_queue (145) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Translucent dark copper with a medium pale head. A lot of jackfruit on the nose. Flavors are pretty dull overall; some light fruit sweetness and creamy malts up front and finishes with some earthiness. Full body, no carb, dry finish. Just decent.

angel77 (3729) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 5, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2016 Botella 66 cl en el kraken cortesía Beni, 04..12..2016. Sin lote ni Fcpref. (r720). Color marrón rojizo turbio con espuma blanca Aromas y sabores maltosos ligeros afrutados algo de caramelos tostados. Toques tostados ligeras uvas. Cuerpo ligero a medio fácil de beber y con poco gas. Normal.

AshtonMcCobb (6843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Can from Appellation Wines. Appearance - deep amber to brown with a decent head. Nose - toffee and nuts. Honey. Taste - hazelnuts and toffee. Praline. Marzipan. Palate - medium to full bodied with a sweet and tangy texture. The finish is sweet and almost cloying but not bad. Overall - decent example of the style even if it could be sweeter.

Evilkniamhel (1033) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 17, 2016
Can from appellation dalry. Pours clear brown. Nose of raisins, malt loaf, brown toast, baked fruit. Taste follows nose, nice treacly character, resin, sweet, juicy finish.

bigben873 (258) - Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Nice caramel, full flavored, full bodied scotch ale. A little bit of a bitter finish.

Dervock (1416) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2016
Can - pours dark amber. Aroma is honey, grainy malt and wheaty. Taste is sweet malt upfront and into the finish. Finish has grainy honey notes.

Sigmund (7815) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2016
650 ml bottle, as Moylan’s Scotch Ale, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 8.0%. Golden reddish brown colour, large off-white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and woodwork, hints of dark dried fruits and red wine vinegar. Malty flavour, notes of caramel and dark dried fruits again, very moderate hops. Smooth to drink. Enjoyable.

Holmen1 (6296) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2016
Fra flaske på Mi2 Cardinal, aug-16: uklar brunlig med kort skum. Sparsomt humlet (men heldigvis ingen røykmalt å spore). Karamell, halvråtne røde bær. Kjedelig avslutning. Didn’t it the spot for me.

Holmen2 (3880) - NORWAY - SEP 1, 2016
From bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 29.08.16. Copper. Off-white head. Aroma and taste of dark syrup, toffee, berries and alcohol.

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