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RATINGS: 484   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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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 (3989) - 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 (7544) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - AUG 3, 2004
This is an interesting beer that I couldnt really get my taste buds around. it had lots of flavor but I couldnt really figure out where it was going. A very decent beer though with good taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Dark golden/light copper color. Lightly sweet and sour caramel malty aroma. Starts lightly sour with some mild caramel toffee sweetness. Finishes with a tart body and a touch of bitterness. Thanks to harlequinn for bringing this to the Georgia 14% gathering.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2848) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2004
A copper color I think? It was pretty dark at the Summits Tavern. Well anyway this was a good simple beer. The flavor was malty and creamy with some caramel and grapes in the flavor. I detected some chocolate in there as well. A bit on the sweet side but I liked it.


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