Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by AmitC:
4.23/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Deep golden brown while pouring. Dark brown in color inside the glass. Half finger thick tan colored head that fades swiftly may be due to high alcohol strength. Strong ruby hues. Decent lacing that sticks well. Almost opaque. Some suspensions might be yeast. Thing ring on the sides.
Aroma is malt forward with a lot of caramel. Smells somewhat of smoke. Hides the alcohol really well. Low to non existent hops.
Taste is full of caramel and strong malt presence. Slight presence of roasted malts and some smokiness. Finish is semi dry with some inherent sweetness. May be some dry fruits or resins.
Mouth feel is medium to slightly full. Moderate carbonation. Good alcohol warmth. At almsot 10% this is very well balanced and well made brew.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2013 20:06:12 | More by AmitC
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4.05/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 02:24:30 | More by barczar
Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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