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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Scottish Style Export Ale gets its unique flavor and aroma through a special time consuming, extra long and vigorous boil. The caramelization blends perfectly with the malty flavor of roasted barley and complementing hops. Raise a glass of this very drinkable ale to ANY occasion.

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3.5
MarkSachon (1044) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2012
From the 12oz bottle purchased at The BeerHive in Pittsburgh. Immediately impressed with the smooth qualities and the tempered sweetness which tends to run to the high end on other Scotch Ales. As expected, low foaming and light carbonation, but unexpectedly, a weakness in the density of the beer left me wanting the same recipe in a beefed up version.

3.1
mandalarules (104) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Draft. Pours a dark brown/orange body with a small tan head. Aroma has a slight peat smell to with moderate malt and notes of caramel. Taste has a smooth texture with soft carbonation, to thin for the style. Certainly not a bad version of the style though.

3
Reynolds314 (3470) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Meh, a bit boring all around. Appearance, aroma, taste, and palate all blah. A bit too sweet and mediocre malt presence.

3.4
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2011
12 oz bottle, not a bad scottish, malty, no hop presence at all, kinda middle of the road complex malts, alrigght for a night cvap

3.6
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle. Tons of coffee in the smell and taste, a lot more than expected. Very sweet, though I guess maybe that shouldn’t be so surprising.

3.1
alobar (3884) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Pours a clear caramel color with decent lacing. Minimal aroma of peat, toffee,and caramel. Caramel and toffee flavor with hint of earthiness. Thin body for style. A bit weak on the flavor.

2.9
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle pours light brownish red with foamy light tan head. Aromas of grain, flowers and sweet malt. Taste is plastic tasting some malty overtones. The body on this is way too thin for the style. Overall, not a great scotch ale.

3.3
bhensonb (15620) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle from Half Time. Pours very dark amber with a slight creamy beige head. Aroma is lightly smoky caramel. Near full bodied. Flavor is a bit thin, but there is some light smoke, some toffee aspects, and it’s got some bitter in it. Pleasant.

3.5
SSSteve (4006) - - OCT 30, 2011
bottle from mix pack. clear copper with small white head. nose is subtle toffee and black tea. nice toasted buttery caramel flavor. low hops and fitting abv that doesn’t get in the way. medium body and smooth. no peaty smoky notes but it’s any easy drinking and highly palatable scotch beer.

3.4
tgncc (3140) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2011
The aroma is earthy, peat, smoke, caramel. The appearance is clear red/brown, off-white head. The flavor is like the aroma, less earth and more caramel. The finish is resiny, piney hops. Medium in body. Not bad at all.


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