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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
Scotch Ale. Rich & malt driven. Part Highlands. Part Hill Country

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crajun (1253) - , Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2015 Retate 7/15....very nice malty aroma...........becoming a go to beer for me ..keeping at original rate of 4.0........................................bomber to glass- really really liked this this one. stopped up nose (DAMN allergies so not much aroma. sirty hazy brown pour. taste ahh the taste - a wonderful mix of alcohol, brown sugar, toffee, with a bitterness bite at end. will be purchasing more bombers - 6.99?

BelgianBeerGal (4118) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle from the magical place that is Buddy’s Beer Barn (best before MAR 16 2017). Chestnut color with some red highlights, bubbly carbonation and a medium khaki head. Big malty aroma with a hint of booze and simple syrup. Great flavor that starts sweet, has a touch of bitterness and some lingering, menthol-esque smoke deep in the finish. That’s tasty.

lownote (585) - Austin, Alabama, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Really rich spicy malt aroma. Pours a cloudy brown with some lingering white head. Taste is really big, malty. A little spicy. Has a smoky finish? Some alcohol flavor.

sjohnny (653) - - MAY 6, 2015
malty, earthy, burned sugar sweet aroma. Pours a murky dark copperish - actually looks kind of thin. Earthy. Sugary. Toffee. Dark fruit. Very light hops on the finish followed by a little bit of booziness. This is pretty good. Nice job, Real Ale. I had low expectations but I’m very pleased with this and will be getting more.

ZacM612 (748) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Clear, deep reddish copper with off white head. Aroma of peat and caramel malt. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Good one.

Hengest (17) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Cask pour into a snifter at the Hay Market in Houston, Texas. Dark ruby port color. No head after 5 minutes. Peat note offsets almost dark rum like sweetness. Lovely.

BeerRenter76 (1028) - Texas, USA - APR 24, 2015
I tried this one back in 2009 and liked that version much better than this one. Aromas and flavors were malt heavy with a peat/ medicinal quailty i didnt remember. The ABV dropped from 9.7% to 9.3% but the alcohol is much more noticeable in the finish. I dont really care for this newer version as much as the older one.

audinerd17 (49) - Texas, USA - APR 15, 2015
Not clear enough as a heavy ale on the palate. Scotch ale should have a more pronounced flavor and not be as sweet. Enjoyable and worth trying as an interest if you're into beer, but that's it. - pixels sent via Beer Buddy on iOS

jerseyjohn71 (309) - Corsicana, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2015
caramel, bread, nuts, toast, roasty, floral, herbs, dough, earthy, alcohol, banana, butterscotch, clove, raisin, cough drop, vanilla, smoke, woody, amber, golden, orange, clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,

degbert (1776) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy red-brown with a fine-grained, creamy, sticky, lacy off-white head. Nose is port wine, bourbon, tomato leaf, smoked meat, roast nuts, and vanilla. Sweet and boozy up front, with a definite smoky note; I might almost think this was a rauchbier if I hadn’t seen the label. On the back of the tongue, it dries out a bit, moving more into dried fruit, roasted nuts, and a mushroom/earthy element. Finish is long, herbal, and less sweet. It’s good, but the smoke is very dominant; if you like that, then this is for you.

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