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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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WORLD BEER CUP 2014 SILVER MEDAL WINNER
Medium in body, brown in color, this ale is delightfully malty with complex caramel overtones lending to the smoothest finish you will ever experience! Don’t be afraid of the dark and try this deceptive delight!!!

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3.2
alexsdad06 (10580) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2017
12 oz can from Dutch’s from notes. Pours a reddish brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel, toasted malts, hints of fruit, a little earth, nothing bad just not much to get excited about either.

3.1
Beerdedone (3432) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Can. Pours dark brown with a short tan head. Aroma was roasty and nutty with caramel, toffee and light smoke. Flavor of toasted malts, toffee, caramel, earth and had some nuttiness.

3.2
SpringsLicker (3660) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Can. Deep garnet with an off-white head. Light, nutty malt aroma. The flavor is lightly sweet with a tangy bite on the back end. Not quite a Scottish ale, more in the Brown Ale type in drinking. This needs a bit more malt complexity and body.

2.6
cheap (5958) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2017
same as https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/rivertowne-maxwells- Sampled at the Rivertowne on tap in Monroeville 12/2007. A little perfumy, but not much. Slightly cloudy brown. Thin creamy head. Nearly flat on the palate. Earthly and nearly bitter. Perhaps some hints of wet straw in there too. The bitterness build with each sip but never gets too out of control. Overall, an OK and unique beer, glad have had the chance to try it. I think East End old hickory may be a little better than this, but not much.
Earlier Rating: 7/11/2007 Total Score: 2.6
Sampled at the Rivertowne on tap in Monroeville. A little perfumy, but not much. Slightly cloudy brown. Thin creamy head. Nearly flat on the palate. Earthly and nearly bitter. Perhaps some hints of wet straw in there too. The bitterness build with each sip but never gets too out of control. Overall, an OK and unique beer, glad have had the chance to try it. I think East End old hickory may be a little better than this, but not much.

3
solidfunk (9186) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2016 Light coppery aroma with some lightly sour malt. Pours brown with decent head and lacing. Tangy finish with a bit of tin like braces. Can.

3.5
Travlr (25496) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Can. Clear dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of burnt caramel. Taste is dark malty caramel on burnt toast. Tasty.

3.5
closey22 (2026) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Dark brown with lasting foamy beige head; aroma is chocolatey; flava is mild roasty nutty; feels too light and fizzy per style ; finishes dry roasty nutty tangy I would call this a brown ale

3.7
bluejacket74 (1993) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2015
12 ounce can, no canning date that I could find but I’m pretty sure this was a new arrival at my local beer store so I’m assuming it’s a somewhat fresh can. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a clear reddish/amber color with about an inch off-white head that stuck around a little while. There’s also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like nuts, grainy/bready malt, toffee and some eathiness. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also some light peaty smokiness and fruitness (apple, pear) noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s smooth with a moderate amount of carbonation. Truthfully, I only bought this because Maxwell is my last name. But this is a nice Scottish Ale, it’s certainly worth a try! If you like malty Scottish Style Ales, might as well try this one. $2.79 a can.

3.5
dmac (6387) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2015
12oz can from Xroads. Poured a clear orange-brown with a small bubbly light beige head. Aroma is earthy, light peat, caeamel and chocolate malts, nuts and tea. Flavor is real nice, peat, earth, nut shells, dried out orange rinds, dough, hint of toffee. Body is a touch thin with average bubbly carbonation. Rather surprised by this one I like it.

3.2
PorterPounder (8170) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Clearwater, Fl - Total Wine - 12 oz can. Dark amber pour, light off-white head. that fades quickly. Light toffee aroma with some peat-like accents. Grounded earthy flavor with some sweet toffee notes a touch of Biscotti sweetness, a touch of vegetable funkiness. Crisp mouthfeel. Pretty decent.


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