Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by Katahdin:
3.53/5 rDev -12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Pours a very, very dark color, almost pitch black with a nice tight head that clings to the glass perfectly. Head is creamy and frothy, body full. Aromas is musty, like a wet fall day almost. Taste has a lot going on, dried cherries, twigs, leafs, earthy. Brewer notes said hints of asparagus - failed to pick that up, not sure I'd enjoy it in my beer if I did. Goes down smooth with a lingering taste like black licorice/coffee cross. A wonderfully enjoyable beer on a cold winter night.
Serving type: on-tap
02-04-2010 14:43:54 | More by Katahdin
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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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