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Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,292 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,292
Reviews: 524
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 99
Gots: 113 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  9.75% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Available September to March.

(Beer added by: ypsifly on 01-28-2006)
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zimm421

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a SA Perfect Pint glass. Appears a dark amber to brown color, with a thin tan head. A thin film was left after the head dissipated, with a ring around the edge. Some lacing is left behind as you drink.

The nose is deeply malty, with tons of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and dark fruits coming through. It's not overwhelming, but smells wonderful immediately after pouring. The taste follows suit, as expected, with loads of brown sugar and ripe dark fruits coming through. There's also a touch of smoke coming through, and it adds another wonderful level of complexity.

The mouthfeel is full to medium bodied, and sticky, with good levels of carbonation. This beer is very well made, and wonderfully deep. Very enjoyable to drink, and keeps you coming back for more. Even at nearly 10%, the alcohol is hidden, and it's very drinkable.

02-27-2014 01:21:09 | More by zimm421
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Guitars_and_beer

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

08-28-2014 01:56:10 | More by Guitars_and_beer
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ssarkozi1

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

08-27-2014 17:47:00 | More by ssarkozi1
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paulish

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-26-2014 02:21:28 | More by paulish
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rojapa

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-25-2014 12:59:14 | More by rojapa
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steve2tb


4.52/5  rDev +12.2%

08-25-2014 00:24:05 | More by steve2tb
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IDPharmProf


4.9/5  rDev +21.6%

08-23-2014 22:54:24 | More by IDPharmProf
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keithmurray

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Appearance - dark mahogany color with slight tan head

Smell - raisins, prunes, plums, toffee

Taste - much like the aroma - raisins, prunes, toffee, plums

Mouthfeel - Medium plus body, medium carbonation, sweetness upfront, slight bitterness/astringency on the finish, booze is masked well for the most part

Overall - this is a great scotch ale that I'm glad is available in my market. It will be a staple in my fridge for when I have a craving for the style.

Price Point - $7.99/4pk 12 oz. bottles

08-22-2014 17:29:00 | More by keithmurray
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malfunxion

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

08-21-2014 15:20:42 | More by malfunxion
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hopgasm327


5/5  rDev +24.1%

08-14-2014 18:13:51 | More by hopgasm327
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zachattack555

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-11-2014 22:33:04 | More by zachattack555
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a_beckman25

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

08-10-2014 03:20:17 | More by a_beckman25
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WiggyKGB

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-09-2014 03:35:14 | More by WiggyKGB
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koopa

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-08-2014 23:34:14 | More by koopa
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Robdiesel21

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

08-06-2014 07:07:44 | More by Robdiesel21
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Randent


4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-03-2014 19:36:30 | More by Randent
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MaxPowers

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

08-01-2014 18:43:43 | More by MaxPowers
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brewskis4drewski

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

08-01-2014 03:01:59 | More by brewskis4drewski
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FrankHammer

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-24-2014 18:34:19 | More by FrankHammer
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BuzzFee

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

07-23-2014 12:50:54 | More by BuzzFee
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

07-22-2014 18:24:44 | More by comfortablynirm
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nidill


4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

07-22-2014 17:49:55 | More by nidill
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illeagle05

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-22-2014 17:47:52 | More by illeagle05
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did3376

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

07-22-2014 15:33:21 | More by did3376
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barczar

Kentucky

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%

Pours an opaque deep brown with a frothy, lingering khaki head.

Notes of treacle and toffee erupt from the glass, with dates and prunes adding complexity. Rum soaked raisins come to mind, along with a slightly savory, not quite soy character.

Flavor reveals brown sugar and caramel malt serving as the backbone, becoming nutty and toffee like in the slightly sweet finish. Underlying notes of muted prunes, raisins, and dates are welcome distractions from what could be slightly cloying malt sweetness. Cola characteristics emerge late.

Body is on the full side, with modest carbonation and moderate alcohol warmth.

Nice malt character, with a decent amount of estery complexity. Some may think this to be too sweet, but I enjoy it.

07-22-2014 02:24:30 | More by barczar
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Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,292 ratings.