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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 248   ABV: 8.27%
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: 50F

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2012
love this brew for the scotch, cherries, and dark rich chocolate flavors. truly delicious!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
wombat23 (1285) - Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Pours a brownish copper with a beige head. Head was initially fizzy. Aroma is quite malty with some sweet caramel notes.. Taste is plastic, malt, light smoke, and alcohol with a strong medicinal quality. Drain pour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
darbeer75 (860) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Aroma: heavy malt and sickly sweet; Appearance: dark ruby red with fizzy white head that dissipates quickly; Taste: overwhelming malty with a bizarre note of band-aids; Palate: heavy body with long, plastic finish; Overall: very disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mfhennig (285) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Quite surprised that the ratings are so low. This beer stands with Robert the Bruce, Dirty Bastard and Bellhavens Wee Heavy. Its terrific! I will guess that this is the base for Commando. Thanks to Jerry in Minnesota for making my afternoon just a Wee bit better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Draft at Sprechers. Pours brown with no head. Nose is caramel, toffee and a strange bandaid aroma. Taste has some smoky flavor. Overall not that good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (4544) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 6, 2015
A pretty solid scotch ale. Creamy, rich, with a sweet malty backbone. Tried with Brandon in 2015.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (2701) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Tasted on 1/31/12 from a bottle. Pours clear amber with an average khaki head that leaves thin lace. The nose is lightly smokey caramel malt with toasted nuts and a hint of bitterness. The flavor is lightly smokey caramel, toffee, and maple, with some bread and light bitterness. The body is medium plus with lively carbonation and a long smoked toffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (3348) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2014
500 ml bottle. The pour is a muddy brown with a small ring of head that vanishes quickly. The aroma is very malty. There is a strong toffee presence and there isn't a whole lot going on there. Strong dark fruits all throughout. I love the aroma. The flavor mimics this. There is the sweetness and the dark fruits. The mouth feel is thicker and syrupy and with a light carbonation gives it a little velvety feel. The aftertaste is lingeringly malty and smooth. This is a very good scotch ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_thirty (2) - - DEC 11, 2014 does not count
Pours a dark brown almost red, a thin layer of head. An almost smokey aroma and taste. Slight hop as well Overall a decent scotch ale

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - DEC 3, 2014
Look: pours a dark red almost brown. White head. Slightly cloudy beer. Smell: very malty. Bread. Bandaid Taste: bandaid. Bread. Slight scotch Feel: medium carbonation. Not dry but defiantly not sweet. Overall: not a big fan of the bandaid aroma o flavor. First drank: home 12/3/14

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (1434) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Light brown pour, off white head. Nose is smoked malt. Sweet. Middle is smoked meat and caramel malt. Finish is warming alcohol and smoky hop spice.

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