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RATINGS: 719   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Pours a deep ruby with a couple bubbles of tan head. Aromas of cherry, licorice, and alcohol. Bland maltiness rules the tongue, leaving behind a long, sticky finish that tastes like cherries. Big, thick, and sticky. Not bold enough for a scotch ale, but it was far from repulsive.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5618) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilkniamhel (653) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigben873 (216) - Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Nice caramel, full flavored, full bodied scotch ale. A little bit of a bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dervock (1040) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6894) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2016
650 ml bottle, as Moylans 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holmen1 (5077) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2016
Fra flaske p Mi2 Cardinal, aug-16: uklar brunlig med kort skum. Sparsomt humlet (men heldigvis ingen rykmalt spore). Karamell, halvrtne rde br. Kjedelig avslutning. Didnt it the spot for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (3068) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badhack (543) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Copper red in color. Very, very malty. A little bread crust, brown sugar Sweet with good balance. Hops to balance. Slightly boozy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
melush (3042) - SPAIN - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle 65cl @ Cervezas Diferentes, Coslada, Spain. A: Amberish brown. T: Roasted malt, caramel, raisins.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Night_Cap (119) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2016
Can 500ml. Served at cellar temperature. Pours copper with a red tint. Head is off-white, averaged sized and quickly dissipates. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of burnt toffee, milk chocolate, figs and glazed cherries. Flavour is smooth with a light earthy bitterness, lightly toasted malts, milk chocolate, burnt brown sugar, nuts, raisins and tea leaves. Medium bodied with light carbonation and an average length finish. A little thin and one dimensional, but not a bad winter warmer by any means.


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