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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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Scotch Ale. Rich & malt driven. Part Highlands. Part Hill Country

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkeh (462) - Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Deep mahogany pour with a very small tan head. Lovely looking beer. Aroma is caramel, toffee, some dark fruits. Nice. Super malt forward taste, caramel and toffee abound. Lovely beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KevinReddirt (99) - Midland, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Bought at the nearby HEB in a 22 oz. bottle. Poured briskly into a 12 oz. glass beer stein. It has a nice dark amber appearance with a fairly thin head, little lacing later. In the first taste I detect malt and toffee and bread. Finishes with sweetness and a hint of spice. At 9.3% it is definitely impactful. Not bad but I much prefer Real Ales other bomber brews.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (3065) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Bottle at brewery... Aroma of candied fruits, raisins, caramel, toffee, scotch malts... Flavor is fruity, yet peaty, lots of scotch malt notes, light stone fruit notes, gentle bitterness on finish... Really nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3558) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2016
651 ml. bottle. BBD Sept 27 2017. Pours a medium, well retained ivory head, with some lacing, over a very slightly hazy deep amber (SRM 13) body......nose is heavy toasted malts, with multiple dried fruit notes, including fig, raisin, mild toffee/caramel, hints of brown sugar, light pecan, minimal hops, no esters, balance to the malts......taste is sweet, with dried fruit tones, including fig, raisin, moderate toffee/caramel, no hops, no esters, balance to the malts......mouth feel, medium sticky body, moderate alcohol warmth, low carbonation. This is a pleasant attempt at the style. The malts are a bit higher in fruit notes than typical, with a slightly lower toffee/caramel character. A slight change in the malt bill would correct. It is an easy beer to drink if one is not offended by sweetness. BJCP 7/3/12/4/7

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (7600) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours hazy orange hazel, small beige head, good lacing. Aroma is malty, caramel, grass, Bready. Flavor is medium sweet, malty, hints of grass, toffee, dark breads, orange zest, light plus bitter. Medium body, some astringency.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2015
The Highlander (this aged in wine barrels, I believe) is one of the most scrumptious beasts in liquid form Ive had, so I was excited to try this one. The nose is cereal, candied fruits, caramel, whole grain bread, dulce de leche, a bit of hay, and a very slightly smoky earthiness. Medium mouthfeel, slightly fizzy carbonation and of medium viscosity. The taste is moderately sweet and low cerealy bitter. It finishes cerealy and slightly dry. Good, but nowhere near as memorable as The Highlander Himself; its clear that whatever barrels they use to turn this into Him man, those are some magic wooden contraptions.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wombat23 (1079) - Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Shared 22 oz. bottle. Deep amber with light beige head. Sweet malty aroma. Tastes of sweet malt, caramel, and booze. Alcohol-warming finish. A tad too sweet for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
darbeer75 (759) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Aroma:caramel sweetness with some breadiness and maltiness; Appearance: reddish brown with fairly flat head; a little lacing; Taste: very malty and sweet; roasty; maybe a little too sweet; Palate: very heavy body; long, sweet finish; Overall: pretty good; might buy again.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (2025) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Real nice. Sweet caramel and booze aroma. Pretty tarnished copper look with a thin head. Full and smooth. Bold bready Flavors with caramel, vanilla, burnt oak and alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3945) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2015
22oz bottle 12/2/15 (Specs-Addison)-38 in Snifter-Pours brown with a small tan ring for a head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, and maple smoked bacon. Taste of the same with a bit of alcohol and sweetness. This medium to full bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty.


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