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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 248   ABV: 8.27%
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This hearty red-brown ale has a slight smokey aroma of sweet caramel and lightly toasted malt. The flavor is malty, yet very smooth, with a delicate hop finish and a creamy head. Recommended Serving Temperature: 50°F

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3.5
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Muddy Reddish Brown, Good Head and Lacing. Scotch Aroma. Sweet Malt, Toffee, Molasses, Lightly Toasted, Scotch that does not over power. . Well hidden high alcohol, nice belly warming feel. Pretty Good.

4.1
SudsMcDuff (8429) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2013
bought at Whip-In in Austin,TX .. . happy to see Sprecher in Texas, great brewery! .. . and this didn’t disappoint .. . pours a deep molasses brown/black .. . great tasting beer, has a solid smoke feel, some toffee and burnt caramel .. . just a lovely beer, yes- lovely.

3.8
BiggOnion (68) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2013
Dark caramel appearance, with a thin head. Smoky taste that doesn’t linger too long...perfect for a cold night

3.4
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Beer of the mont club bottle. Pours dark ruby brown with a small brownish cream colored head. Good clarity. Strong scotch aroma with lots of toffee, caramel malt, biscut, and some dark fruits. Flavor has a strong smokey peat flavor up front, some sweetness in the middle, and then some dry peat flavor on the finish. This one is a bit different from others I have had. Very peaty and earthy. Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation and relatively easy drinking. Good beer overall.

3.4
samsmith33 (772) - - MAR 15, 2013
Ar: caramel, peat. Drambuie. Ap: dark Copper color, lasting white head. Ta: Creamy, Smokey flavor. Pepper. Pa:decent carbonation.. not a bad beer overall. Not my style, but a nice pour.

3.6
Lemke10 (981) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2013
This pours a semi-clear, medium brown color with only a slight head. The scent is sweet and I’m also picking up hints of smokiness as well. The taste is sweet, malty, and also has some decent smoke flavor to it. The texture is thinner but it is balanced out by the rich flavor of the ingredients. Certainly very unique for a so-called Scotch Ale.

3.1
bigtourist (36) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Clear pour with head quickly dissipating. Reddish orange tint with a sweet scotch flavor. No aftertaste, does not seem as strong as it is

3.3
BelgianBeerGal (4066) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Bottle picked up in Ann Arbor. It has all the characteristics of a good scotch ale: sweet maltiness and a nice punch of smoke. Somehow it seems a little bit disjointed and like things just don’t come together. Still tasty though.

2.9
Travlr (24758) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Draft at Leons. Very dark maroon brown, tan head. Aroma of burnt caramel. Taste is sweet caramel and cocoa

3.9
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
12oz bottle. Rusty brown color. Thin white ring. Heavy booze smell. Sweet aromas, vanilla, scotch, peat smoke. Tastes strong. Hearty malt body. Some wood, loads of toffee, light peat, very malt forward. (3598*)


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