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RATINGS: 728   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1808) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2015 Pours a reddish brown with frothy off white head. Malt, spices, fruit and alcohol aromas. Fruit, roasted malts, spices, bread and caramel flavors. Bold taste with a slight bitterness and a dry finish. Different but very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ibrubeer (371) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 3, 2017
Bomber. Sweet malty aroma. Clear, dark amber color with off white head that fades, little lacing. Flavor is a little licorice, sweet, malty. Didnt taste like high alcohol. Full body. Overall, a petty good scotch ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigericsports (76) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 30, 2017
22 oz Bomber poured into a tulip glass. Pours a dark reddish copper with a medium pale head with a lasting lacing. Caramel, dark fruit, licorice, malty. Alcohol note, you cant really taste the alcohol, you can feel it. This is good scotch ale, I could recommend it to friends.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1793) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2017
Pours a clear garnet color with a fine resilient pale yellow head. Aroma is caramel and licorice. Taste is very sweet caramel malt, buttered biscuits, a hint of licorice and mild hop bitterness at the close. Smooth and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HourGlass13 (780) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Clear amber pour, topped with a beige swirling head. Aroma is sweet malt, candied fruit, spice, and biscuit notes. Taste is like fruit jam, tangy fruit rinds, light spice, malt. Medium bodied, fine carbonation. Sweet, a touch boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeebon (438) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Pours a ruby brown slightly hazy colour with small short lasting bubbly tan coloured head. Aroma is strong sweet toffee malt with raisins, prunes, slight note of fig rolls and general sort of stewed fruit with a slight presence of alcohol. Taste wise it is initially very sweet as expected however this soon gives way to a cleansing bitterness which is also a touch sour in a pleasant way, nowhere near as cloying as I initially expected, fairly complex. Mild carbonation, enough to offset the slightly oily stickyness. Long lingering flavour and slightly dry on the finish. Pretty good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (3975) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 23, 2017
1pt 6fl oz bottle @Kraken, Oviedo. 03-12-2016.
BBD: not found.
In short: malty dry fruits.
Pours hazy copper with little light tan head. Short head retention, little lacing. Malty, raisins, prunes nose, caramel. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is quite sweet, some viscous palate. Lots of prunes, raisins flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (3922) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
beer_queue (136) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angel77 (3085) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 5, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2016 Botella 66 cl en el kraken cortesa Beni, 04..12..2016. Sin lote ni Fcpref. (r720). Color marrn rojizo turbio con espuma blanca Aromas y sabores maltosos ligeros afrutados algo de caramelos tostados. Toques tostados ligeras uvas. Cuerpo ligero a medio fcil de beber y con poco gas. Normal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (6378) - 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.

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