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RATINGS: 477   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2002
Kind of dry with a sour aftertaste, but has a good robust selection of smokey flavors. Perhaps not as 'chewy' as it could be, but a good hop-flavor and charecter.


2.9
jbruner (5008) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2017
Pours a clear copper brown on tap with thin ring of bubbly off-white head that leaves light lace. Aroma and taste of typical scotch ale, earthy hops, sweet and dark malts, a hint of fruity esters, booze is lighter here. Decent.

3.3
ReidBix (27) - - JUN 30, 2017
Had this yesterday but I totally forgot to write it down. Pretty decent, bit heavy and dark -

3.9
shawnmurphy (553) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2017
On tap at brewery on 1st Street, downtown Seattle. Pours clear amber with minimal off-white head and lacing. Aroma: mild whiff of caramel. Flavor: malt-forward; caramel, brown sugar, overly ripe pear, smokey peat to offset sweetness. My son accurately describes it as a roller-coaster ride: sweet, smokey, then fruity. Mouthfeel: medium-bodied, oily, soft on palette.

3.3
Headbanger (4009) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2017
Draft 8/28/16 (Pike Brewery-SEA)-Pours a colish brown with a small head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and slight smoke. Taste of the same. This medium bodied brew is not bad but I was expecting more.

3.2
Heidbummer (733) - SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2017
Taster at brewpub. Pours deep gold. Smoke dominates the aroma. Thickish mouthfeel, soft, almost honeyed. The smoke again dominates, to the detriment of what could have been an otherwise very good beer.

3.4
donandres (592) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - JAN 3, 2017
Pint Glass during happy hour at the Issian Stonegrill at Wallingford, Seattle on Monday after New Year amber hazy big off white foam that disappear slowly not a lot of aroma very good bitterness long follow through, bitter aftertaste very good beer, can be repeat, but not something to look forward to drank: January 2, 2017 5:03 PM

3.2
StevieT (2015) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2016
On tap at Pike Brewing. The scotch flavour is dialed back and much more to my liking than most others.

3.4
hershiser2 (3533) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Bomber from total wine. Cola colter with a soft beige head. Aroma of vegetation, a little funk. Taste is caramel, light smoke, dark tangy fruit, rubber, earth. Very interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
JorgeLee (2167) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2016
Bottle, courtesy of Arun. Reddish brown colour. American view of what a beer from Scotland looks like but none the worse for that. Not overly smoky thank god, sweetish malty ale with a correct if mild bitterness keeping it drinkable. Nice enough.

3.7
bulldogops (2726) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2016
Rating #1908 - 2015.09.24 #CraftTakesSeattle Beer 7 - Flight at taproom Light brown amber pour with a bubbly tan foam with little retention. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee, vanilla, oak, honey, mild peat smoke. Taste is quite sweet at first, prolonged oaky vanilla, light tobacco, toffee sweetness and the presence of oak in the body. I enjoyed this beer more as it started to warm. Very nice medium-full body, mild alcohol note on the palate which is typical for the style, and lots of rich sweetness.


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