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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A big bastard of an award winning brew. Exceptionally smooth with rich maltiness and a touch of smoky peat character.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2009
(bottle from RiversideAK). Clear dark brown color. Medium tan head, which is mostly diminishing. Aroma of bread and molasses. Sweet molasses flavor with light alcohol. Avg duration. Thin texture. Smooth finish. Moderate carbonation. Spare lacing.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2010 Rerate of draft version at the brewery. Pours a dark mahogany brown with a moderate beige head that fell to a ring of bubbles before long, but left lacing as I went. Has a sweet malt aroma that reminds me of butter rum flavored candy. The flavor is predominately sweet and rather complex. Mostly its a rich, sweet, caramel candy sort of flavor that comes through for me, and a bit of something resembling maple too. Big dried fruit flavors are mixed in along with a notable smokiness. Finishes with an alcohol bite. Has a very full mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slitcher (267) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Botle courtesy of Denise in Tacoma; thank you! Pours a beautiful dark brick red with a thin tan head. Suprising aroma of Bananas Foster on the nose. Deliciuos caramel and brown sugar sweetness with a nice peat-smoke backbone and slight alcohol. Very creamy mouthfeel. A decadent Scotch ale to be sure!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alcohoarder (34) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2009
22 oz. bottle. Rich nose with dark dried fruits and toffee. Intense, slightly cloying malty monster. Finishes with a hint of burnt sugar bitterness. Very good for wintertime sipping next to a roaring fire.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3647) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2009

8/13/2009: Silver City Fat Scotch Ale... Aroma: Orangy dark carmel, salty backend. Appearance: Beautiful deep ruby color, mostly transparent. Flavor: Sweet sugary caramel, hints of orange; not really much else. Palate: Medium-light, thin and a bit watery! Overall: OK to decent, but nothing to write home about; a bit disappointing overall.

22 fl. oz. bottle (Alc. 9% by Vol.) from bitbucket via trade. Thanks Bob! Rating #88 or less for this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Pours reddish in color with thin white head. Aroma carmel, smokey and peat. Taste smoke, malty and carmel with bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9556) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2009
courtesy of BA trade. pours brown, beige head. aroma, raisins, figs, dark sugar, malt, hints of chocolate. flavor, caramel, malts, raisins and figs are upfront with hints of toffee, dark malts / sugar. highly drinkable at 9%.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2009
22oz bottle from riversideAK - thanks, Alex! My man hooked me up with the barrel-aged version of this brew a while back, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that the base beer is equally complex and inviting. Mellow malts in the nose and then a lively fruit bouquet emerges, pert and intriguing. Full bodied and smooth on the palate, the flavors mingle very pleasantly, with enough hops in there to balance things out. A hint of vanilla but not much smoke or peat in there. Overall, though, a very lively version of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8358) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Courtesy of sebletitje. Pours bright amber with thin off white head. The aroma is malts and dark fruitiness with a background of booze. The taste is smooth and rich with chewy rich malts mixing with pears, prunes, ripe cherries and dates. It moves into a bit of earthiness as the finish draws closer. Very nice superposition of flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Bottle courtesy of sebletitje. Pours amber. Nose is banana, booze, bubblegum, caramel. Flavor is full of fig, raisin, dark fruits, booze, sweet caramel, molasses. Decent body. Warming.


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