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RATINGS: 450   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
darbeer75 (789) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2016
Aroma: not as malty as expected but faintly roasty; Appearance: dark amber with thin, off white head that dissipates quickly; Taste: rich and malty with some faint smokiness and booziness; Palate: medium-heavy body with long, sweet finish; Overall: quite good; would definitely buy again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (3281) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2016
O, Quand, Comment : Bouteille, dguste le 9/8/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : brune. Apparence : voile.
Arme : Caramel, lger houblon herbeux et floral, notes fruites, notes de fume de tourbe.
Got : Entre de bouche : Notes fruites (fruits foncs) avec des notes fumes. Une dominante malte de caramel toffee est prsente avec une lgre amertume de houblon herbeux, lgrement floral et aux petites notes terreuses ainsi quavec des traces dalcool et de malt rti.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : lgrement sirupeuse. Finale : moyenne, compose dun rsiduel sucr avec une lgre amertume dalcool doux et de houblon herbeux.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3976) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2016
22 oz bomber pours amber with a tan head. Aroma of malts and smoke. Taste is malty caramel and smoke.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Franckg (1474) - 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 (175) - 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 (1387) - 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 (6839) - 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 (5477) - 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 (3592) - 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


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