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RATINGS: 732   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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! Slaintť!

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2.6
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Bottle from Craig. Brown color with malty, funky aroma. The taste was the same with sweet/sour flavor. I really want to like scotch ales but I donít. Thanks Craig.

2.6
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2006
bomber. Aroma: Somewhat mild aroma for the style. Sweet malt and caramel, alcohol, grape jam, pepper, and a touch of toasted nuts. Appearance: Light garnet in color and clear. Off-white head was small and rocky. Fair lacing. Flavor: Caramel, malt sweetness, very light chocolate, some more grape-like fruitiness, and a strong alcohol note near the finish. Also getting a stronger than expected hop profile than expected. Not bad, but not great either. Palate: Medium-light bodied. Medium carboantion. Fairly high alcohol warming for a beer of this abv. Overall: Not that great. Aroma was too weak, Flavor just didnít pull together, and mouthfeel was too thin.

2.1
Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2006
this beer was not good at all, way way way too much malt and nothing to keep it even remotely balanced, i know a scotch ale should be more about malt, but this was like drinking syrup that had been marinated in molasses.

3.2
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2006
22 oz. bottle - Pours a deep amber/light brown color with a nice light tan head. Light spotty lacing. Has a light caramel malt and slight honey aroma. Iím not sure how to descibe the flavor. I guess the flavor is like the aroma. Kinda complex. Medium body. Not your typical Scotch ale. Worth a try.

3
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Ack this has a fair amount of hop profile more than the usual Scot. Typical color and head. Aroma is usual honey malts, slightly smokey peat. I did not care for the used Folgers coffee grounds aroma. Taste is medium sweet with enough hops to off-set. Body seems alittle thin.

3.5
MrBunn (2807) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Dense, but thin head over a brownish body... Aromas of caramel, white grape and maybe a touch of spice in the form of coriander... itís a pretty subtle nose, though. Flavor is very unique. As the hops and malt develop they take an unexpected turn towards an alcoholic grape alley that has a bit of an astringent bite to it... maybe a little bit chemical. If I were feeling more generous I would dismiss it as a smokey/peaty flavoring, but it goes a bit beyond that. While this may sound completely awful, in a strange way it works. Iím not going to rush out and buy ten cases of it, but Iíll probably get a hankering for it from time to time.

3.1
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Bottle: Amber color with a thin tan head. Aroma, sweet caramel, some alcohol, and grapes. Flavor, malty, but thinner than I expected, more grapey notes. Kinda sorry I drank a whole bomber by myself. Iíve definitely had better from moylans.

3
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2006
22 oz bottle, via dhlesq. Pours a clear dark ruby colored body with a very fizzy light brown head that faded rather quickly. Aroma is quite sweet with some caramel and grape soda notes. Some light peat and alcohol as well. Flavor is a little thinner than expected. Alot of sweet malt with little to no bitterness to balance things out. Some light peat and alcohol on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a syrupy texture and moderate fine fizzy and prickly carbonation. Overall, I didnít really care for this very much. Too sweet and no complexity at all.

3.6
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Tap. Pours with a ciopper to brown color. Aromas of caramel and a bit of hops. Flavors more dominated by malts, some hoppiness and a bit of chocolate. Hides the alcohol very well, almost too well. Very pleasant mouthfeel and palate, just the right body.

3.2
scanman (150) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - SEP 7, 2006
Pours a dark brown with a thick head. Tasty but very complex. Flavors donít seem alive or potent, but there is a lot of nice balance. Malt, hops, sweet creamy ale. Well worth trying. Needs an expiration date, I donít trust my beer store for good turn around.


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