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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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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4.6
jerseyjohn71 (308) - 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,

4.5
Urbanhermit (21) - Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Wow. First thing I was struck by was the malty aroma, with a touch of rotting grass. Color a reddish brown. Then I tasted it. I was drawn back to my uncles farm and the silage silo. That's the taste I get. I loved that smell and I love this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
Hengest (39) - 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.

4.3
Shanebrews (294) - Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Real Heavy is a high gravity version of a Scotch ale. The pour is brown with a creamy light tan head. The carbonation is mild. The aroma is rich with malts, as is the taste. The beer is not very bitter. It is a smooth and pleasurable drink that pairs well with a variety of foods.

4.2
amc3000 (47) - long beach, California, USA - MAR 23, 2008
growler! nice looking /tasting new addition to the great beers of Real Ale.
aroma is slightly twizzler like.very nice balance for a heavy. might sneak up on you with the alcohol. (9.6%?)

4.1
graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2009
Pours a deep amber into the glass with a white head. Aroma is deep malt with some brown sugar and alcohol. Flavor is an extremely smooth and rich caramel malt flavor with great rum and vanilla notes. Really impressed at the body of this brew.

4.1
Cavie (4843) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2009
Clear ruby-orange with a light head. Sweet notes detected on the nose. Mouthfeel is slightly thicker than water but less creamy than the typical wee heavy. Taste is sweet with a bite. Caramel is very present and fits it well. Caramel dries out and lingers on the finish. Quite good, if diverging from the style.

4.1
crajun (1268) - , Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2017 Rererate 10/17 bumped from 4. Definitely a go to beer for me. Peaty wood aroma. Taste is sweet with alcohol scotch on back end. Still $7/bomber. Great deal...............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. Dirty 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?

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kidmartinek (5007) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2008
UPDATED: APR 9, 2008 Real ale does it again. Darker copper color pour kinda like milk chocolate in a glass, smaller head, moderate body. Smells of sweet medium heavy malts, alcohol, and tastes of sweet malt, with a smoothness and drinkability that surpasses even that of Budweiser. Little bit of chocolate in the taste. Clean smooth finish. Nothing but strong, smooth-flowing malt. Yes, it’s better that St. James Gate’s Guinness.

4
djd07 (15687) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2008
On tap at Flying Saucer. Has a dark amber color with a medium frothy light tan head. The aroma is a sweet malt and raisin. Decent lacing on the glass. The taste is a rich malt with a dark fruit finish. A very easy to drink scotch ale that hides the alcohol well. Really enjoyed this one.


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