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RATINGS: 729   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! Slaint!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 26, 2006
A decent Scotch ale. Some caramel flavor, decent hops, and a heavy malt. A nice thick feel, decent flavor. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2706) - California, USA - APR 22, 2006
Dark amber body, moderate head. Nuts, caramel and molasses. Flavor has these notes but doesnt feel like a Scotch ale. Actually, I dont know what this feels like. Whatever..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - APR 14, 2006
The aroma has some hints of caramel, hops, and light spice. The color is an amber with a light tan head. The maltiness comes through at the forefront and a finish has some hop flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 7, 2006
22 ozer from Bev Mo. poured a red/amber color, with a light tan/ oof white head. This beer put my grandpa and I on our asses!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 6, 2006
Bottle from DarkElf. Sadly, this disappoints. Pleasant, clear, garnet colored beer with a gigantic light tan head. Good lacing. Aroma has hints of sweet malt, perhaps a touch fruity. LIght bodied and far too carbonated to enjoy. Thin flavors, a bit winey. I am thinking that this is infected. Nothing to look at folks, move along.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldGrowth (3458) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2006
Bottle, from Julios. Ok nose. Malty. Peaty, Kalamta olive, black tea, latex paint, maybe a little cherry. Clean brownish orange color, small head that faded quickly, no lacing. Malty aroma, like aroma. Medium body, lite creamy oily mouthfeel, nutty sweet finish. Huh, dont know about this one. I didnt like its mix of aromas and flavors. Oh well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2006
Big hiss as the cap comes off, pouring a translucent cherry-brass color with an audibly fizzing and booming foamy tan head. Liquefied brown sugar, golden raisins, soggy Honey Bunches of Oats, cinnamon apple sauce, whicker baskets and beachwood smattered with honey do little to excite the mouths chance at deciphering this aromatic train wreck. Brown sugar sweetness comes in first for flavor, recessing with caramel dipped apples that are stamped with cheap chopped peanuts. Surprisingly, the flavor overcomes a few aromatic obstacles. Maple syrup pancakes borderline a confounded McGriddles approach. Along with the most dormant hint of peat, a curt hop bite and dactylic alcohol hang around post sip each time, eventually becoming quite cumbersome and the unavoidable downfall. Creamy, fizzy, percussive sweetness across the palate, with a maple syrup delima, and overcarbonated from the get-go. Maple nut fudge and caramel drizzles comprise the finish. "Scotch" ale is a stretch. "Big Brown" might be more in line with what weve got here.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ghstride83 (4) - Hemet, California, USA - MAR 5, 2006 does not count
Great aroma and taste. Quite a malty flavor in it. Not much to say other than drink it on an empty stomach.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Bottled. pours a reddish mahogany color with an ivory head. Malty aroma with some dark fruit notes. Raisins, citrus, malt and honey flavors blended into the roasted caramel that dominates. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (5171) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 2, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2006 22 oz bottle. and on draft in a local restaurant. In spite of the admonition to let this warm up I poured it chilled. Dark copper colored with big tan head. Carmel nose with nice malts. Good taste. Slightly bitter finish. If this is what a Scotch Ale is supposed to taste like then this is a winner. Shucks, who cares about the label. Thisi is good!

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