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RATINGS: 447   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
If youre not familiar with Scotch Ales as a beer style, theyre all about malt sweetness and smoke (at least in the US). This has lead to a common misconception that all ales brewed in Scotland fit this deScription, though a closer examination of brewing history shows that Scottish brewers have always brewed a range of styles, including IPA, as well as other lighter and more subtle styles. History is interesting, but some details will always be forgotten; as such, youd be hard pressed to find a traditional American-style Scotch Ale that doesnt use some portion of smoked malt.
Smuttynose Scotch Ale is still smoky, though weve substituted beechwood smoked malt for malt smoked with peat, the traditional American choice. The change results in a softer smoke character that we prefer.

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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Franckg (1327) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2016
Bouteille bue en aot 2014. Notes de malt caramel, sucre dorge et dattes. Un peu dastringence. Amertume un peu pice surement cause de lalcool. Jai vu mieux comme scotch ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holtguy (168) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Bomber. Pour is copper with thin white head that dissipates. No lacing. Flavor is similar to many other scotch ales. In the upper half of the style Id say, not at the top. Sweet, malty. No alcohol burn. Good though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (1312) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Clear bronze pour, disappearing head. Caramelized grain and some alcohol in the nose. Leans sweet. middle is medium roasted grain, hint of smoke, caramel in the background. Finish shows a little more booze but leaves sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BernGuerrero (3) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2016 does not count
Mild flavor, beautiful color, outside of my normal wheelhouse as I prefer IPAs. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (6253) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. 7.7% ABV. Clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, biscuit. Tastes of caramel, toffee, malt, brown sugar, biscuit. Medium body with a dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (5078) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2015
Flaske hos Odd Gunnar, rbhd-treff 5.12.15: brunlig ravfarge og kort skum. Lite hunmlearoma (som det ofte er i denne stilen), noe trket fiken, ristet brd med meierismr, fltekarameller. Snev av rkt malt i bde nese og gane. Ogs et lite anstrk av epler. Myk og stlig.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
abemorsten (3591) - Mostery, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2015
Delt 0,66 l flaske p RBHD-treff desember-15. Klar mahogni farget kropp med en lysebrun ring langs kanten. Smrmalt, hint av grnne epler i nesa. Malt, lv og en tung st smak med noe alkovarme. Full kropp

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (8214) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2015
Shared bottle at local tasting.Pours hazy dark brown with a small head. Aroma of sugars, dark malts. Taste is modertae sweet, sugars, toasted bread. Well hidden alcohol.Nice enough.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holmen2 (3068) - NORWAY - DEC 5, 2015
Shared bottle at at Gunnars 05.12.15, with OGJ, JMD, KH and ABE. Copper. Diminishing pale brown head. Aroma of raw malt, grains, butterscotch, caramel, syrup and berries. Similar, and very sweet taste with a hint of smoke.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tnkw01 (1729) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle. Single malt scotch in color. Not much head. Aroma is light caramel. Taste is caramel with a nice malty finish.


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