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RATINGS: 487   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Unlike the lighter "Scottish" ales, this is an authentic heavy Scotch ale. It is lightly hopped with a strong malt character, and a hint of peaty smokiness. Warm fermentation produces fruity esters and balances the sweet malt character.

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2005
Golden amber body with no real head. Malty nose with some peat smoke. Great malts, medium body, faint smoke, with a very nice hopped up finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2005
This beer is HOPPY! Like, as in, IPA hoppy! Beware. Pretty sweet malts in there, but the alcohol burn is substantial and, given the sweetness, youd think it was 8% abv, not 6.7%. Anyhoo, this beer is indeed lightly smoked and has some woodiness to it. If youre into that sort of thing (Im not particularly), then go for it. Bitterness lingers on the tongue.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zarniwoop (6) - Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2005 does not count
Indeed, this is a very strong scotch ale. Malty, with a nice hoppy kick. The only reservation is the aftertaste, which is somewhat bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 12, 2004
on tap at pike. pretty standard scotch ale, quite a sweet, brown sugar aroma, generic scottish peaty character and some stewed apricot flavour. i struggle a bit with the sweetness of this style but i dunno

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (4135) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 25, 2004
On Tap at Kahootz. Medium amber color with a small off-white head. Thin, but even lacing. Aromas of carmel, hops and malt. Flavor is sharp, malty, with some woody flavors and a good hop kick. The feel is a bit thin and quite lively carbonation. Finish is slightly biter hops lingering.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2004
Amber color with thin beige head, and moderate lacing. Roasty honey malts hit first, very strong, with a bitter tangy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2004
A very sweet malty/caramel aroma. Slightly hazy orange with a small white fast falling head. Taste starts malty sweet, with some good caramel roasty tones, good balance and a sweet finish. A very smooth tasty brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
billk (353) - Coeur dAlene, Idaho, USA - SEP 17, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2004 bottle 12 oz. Purchased at Huckleberry's in Spokane. Almost clear amber/copper, moderate carbonation, small off white head that died fast, min lace. Aroma is light roasted malt, CO2, minimal hops & a touch of toffee. Flavor is somewhat sweet medium roasted malt rather lightly hopped. Some bitterness with a slight earthy taste & some spice. Medium bodied. A bit tinny (I don't mean tin tasting), could have been smoother and richer but not bad. A trace of alcohol is noticible. I prefer more of a hop balance. Would buy again if I couldnt get what I like better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7717) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2004
Murky, dark orange appearance, light white head which fades quickly. Faint, fruity aroma - a bit of raisins in there as well. Has a slight Christmas spice flavor, with some dates and prunes as well. Has a bit of a smoky undertone to it all. Very clean palate, finishes strong. Alcohol hidden well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 19, 2004
Pours a light golden amber hue with a small white head. Aromas of straw, a little caramel and a little roasted. Flavors of honey, roasted malts, a slight smokiness, and caramel. Mouthfeel is meduim bodied and goes down smooth. This was a lot better than I had thought, yet is is the "lighter scotch ale" that so badly want this not to be.


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