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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
A scotch wee heavy with a rich malt flavor and aroma.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
akoeninger (732) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2014
On tap at The Old Fashioned. Amber colored aroma of caramel and peat. Taste is sweet, dank earth, caramel, malt, peat. Medium body slightly sticky ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Draft at brewpub. Perhaps I tasted an updated recipe from the others who have had this so far because this was my favorite beer of my visit... Poured clear mahogany. Small to medium beige head, lasting. A nice rich aroma, caramel and marshmallow stand out. Just right sweetness. Flavor was also delicately sweet, smoothly integrated peat, rich caramel. Medium to full body. Soft. Easy alcohol warmth. Light smokiness. Light bitterness. Seamless. Really nicely done. Surprised previous scores are so low..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2010
4oz taster at the brewpub. Pours with a brown body and a thin off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is sweet with peat and dates. Taste is cinnamon, currants, peet and a touch of wood. Water like mouthfeel, light bubbles. Not impressed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (6056) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Draft at the OF. Amber-red-brown color. Patchy oily head. Sweet and deep malt aroma. Very sweet taste, some oddly pungent flavors alongside the brown sugar stickiness and mild soapy hops. A little off stylistically, a touch thin, with a an odd veggie aftertaste. Below par but still OK. A little too much amber malt maybe. Light raisiny touches.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2009
[Tap] Sample notes from a brewpub visit in January 2009. Pours a dark reddish amber color with a large amount of light tan head. Pleasant aroma of caramel and sweet raisins. The taste was more muted, with grainy and slightly alcoholic notes. Dry finish. Moderate carbonation levels. For some reason, this beer didnt seem to quite add up for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (4127) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Nice soft aroma with notes of vanilla. Grain and vegetal flavors with some fruit and spice peeking through. Decent beer. Thanks to Skyview! Growler.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (6010) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2009
No carbonation. Dry, grain character. A little alcohol in the flavor. Brown color. It could be a little sweeter and maybe some fruit character would be good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2009
[Growler] shared at Skyviews Lex/Larp Cellars Farewell. Pours a clear ruby with a smallish soapy head. Aroma is sweet figs and caramel with a touch of vanilla. Flavor is very grainy caramel malt. Understated and subtle flavors. Medium palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (5027) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Growler courtesy of Skyview. Red color with a medium head. Light caramel aroma with a bit of butterscotch. Heavy on the caramel and the butterscotch lingers on in the flavor. A bit grainy, but nice for the style. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5834) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2008
On draught at the brewpub in downtown Wausau, Wisconsin. Pours a clear bright copper colored brew with a thick beige head that slowly dissipates with some spotty lacing. Aroma of thick caramel malt, toffee, a hint of apple and a touch of brown sugar. Taste is medium to full bodied, flavors of multi-caramel malt, some toffee, brown sugar and plenty of alcohol essence. Finish is semi-sweet at first with a thick malty character that slowly changes to a milt tart and dry aftertaste from the higher alcohol presence. No smoked peat or smoked flavors added which makes this more a Scotch Ale than a Scottish Ale, though this is the strongest alcohol content beer to date from Red Eye and will do well during the cold winter months in Northern Wisconsin.

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