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RATINGS: 729   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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! Slaint!

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (5772) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Clear copper pour with tenacious foamy white head. Aroma is very malty, barley candy, rich caramel/toffee. Taste of toasted malt, caramel, light booze, a bit like an english barleywine. Full bodied with med carbonation. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_rookie (546) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Pours a cloudy rusty amber red color. Barely any head. No lacing.

Aroma is earthy. Burnt sugar, dark fruits, dates, figs. Alcohol. Im loving the aroma. Did I mention dates?

Taste is very datey. This is very malty. Its sweet, its nutty. Dates, figs, raisins, burnt sugar. Follows the nose. Not a lot to say, just follow your nose.

Mouthfeel is full. Its heavy. Its sweet. Its smooth. Its slightly bitter at the finish. While you cant really taste the alcohol, you can feel it.

Overall, this is good. Its not my favorite scotch ale, but its good. Its still one I could recommend.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IndianaRed (4396) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 15, 2015
On tap deep reddish brown with a brief wispy tan head. Rather drab deep caramel peaty roast flavors. Very low carbination and a damp earthy character. Nothing stands out and rather boring.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rproff78 (177) - - DEC 7, 2015
Very tasty scotch ale from Moylans brewing in California! Will buy it again!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjmoen (496) - - OCT 22, 2015
Pours a Ruby brown color with tan head. Good balance between malt and hop bitterness

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CryptLiquor (8) - oakland, California, USA - OCT 18, 2015 does not count
Id suggest this beer to those fairly new to the beer world, possibly brought in by West Coast Style IPAs, and looking for the next logical step away from the heavy hops use and into something still heavy but with slightly more flavor. This has become a staple at the big chain grocery store closest to you. Its a helpful stepping stone but nothing truly unique.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBobCA (16) - Campbell, California, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Found quite drinkable and refreshing. Too many beers are really hopped up these days so its nice to find something with a pleasant malt backbone. My pallet is not that great but I know when I find a brewpub that I like.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (701) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Draft. Opaque reddish-bronze color with minimal off-white head. Smokey malt, apple, and caramel in the nose with a hint of cinnamon. Rich malt with smokey notes upfront. Sweet malt and alcohol in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (7475) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2015
How: Draught.
Where: Taphouse, Copenhagen.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Caramel, butterscotch, malt, hops.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, raisin, butterscotch, bread, hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tandembrauer (1445) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2016 On tap at Taphouse, Copenhagen. Pours reddish amber with off-white head. Aroma of plums, horse radish, caramel. Re-rated 2016-08-29: Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy dark amber with off-white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, dark dried fruits. Tastes sweet with some bitterness. Full bodied. A bold malty beer.


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