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RATINGS: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
If you’re not familiar with Scotch Ales as a beer style, they’re 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, you’d be hard pressed to find a traditional American-style Scotch Ale that doesn’t use some portion of smoked malt.
Smuttynose Scotch Ale is still smoky, though we’ve 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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3.5
ttoadee (1582) - 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
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
GenDV138 (7699) - 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
Holmen1 (6466) - 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 tørket fiken, ristet brød med meierismør, fløtekarameller. Snev av røkt malt i både nese og gane. Også et lite anstrøk av epler. Myk og søtlig.

2.9
abemorsten (3683) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2015
Delt 0,66 l flaske på RBHD-treff desember-15. Klar mahogni farget kropp med en lysebrun ring langs kanten. Smørmalt, hint av grønne epler i nesa. Malt, løv og en tung søt smak med noe alkovarme. Full kropp

3.5
gunnar (9695) - 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
Holmen2 (4031) - NORWAY - DEC 5, 2015
Shared bottle at at Gunnar’s 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
tnkw01 (1800) - 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.

3.1
solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Some peat and decent malt profile but not much here. Easy drinking and light on palate. Pours amber with good head. Tap at Churchkey.

3.5
Clarkdvm (531) - Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2015
22oz bottle. Not as strong as some scotches. Caramel, light malt, sweet flavors. Not as syrupy as some but still too much for me. I like my scotches too have more kick. Tasty and easy to drink though


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