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Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company

Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch AleDark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,202 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1202
Reviews: 519
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%


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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Jason

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours off with a slightly syrupy look to it, thin but dense tiny bubble lace puts up a fight to stay alive. Be careful of the chunks of sediment at the bottom. Clear dark chestnut color. Smells of a freshly opened can of brown bread, bread crust and a faint animal feed maltiness. Hint of alcohol way back in the nose. Very creamy with a full body and light smoothness, just enough carbonation to get by and pick the beer up. Happy happy, joy joy ... what a malt bomb this is. Creamy bready malt flavor throughout, not overly sweet with a hint of caramel and bread crust. The is a minute vague fruitiness, all in all its hard to pinpoint which leads to a very clean alcohol and clean palate. Finishes malty sweet. And to think this coming in at 9.75% abv.

Very impressive, the cleanest Scotch Ale I have ever run into and dangerously drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2008 03:18:02 | More by Jason
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Ivegotmule

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-17-2014 23:37:04 | More by Ivegotmule
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Pencible

Virginia

3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: This poured a clear dark mahogany with moderate tan head.
S: It smelled like earthy roasted barley and nutty malt, with some copper hops.
T: It tasted like pumpernickel bread and roasted barley and nutty malt, with some copper hops. It had a clean earthy aftertaste.
M: It was thick with moderate carbonation. Nice big body.
D: This was a nice beer with decent scent and fitting taste. The body was great, and the alcohol was well hidden. It had a smooth finish too, so it was easy to drink. Probably not for aging, and nothing unique or memorable fresh. But not bad either.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 21:01:33 | More by Pencible
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My original review stated I wasn't exactly sure what to look for in a Scotch Ale; I have a better idea now, but it's still not a familiar style.

A: cloudy amber-brown with good edging head and some lacing
S: couldn't get much, but what I hit was sort of like raisin bread. The smell made me think this beer would be one dimensional.
T/M: at nearly 10% I expected an alcohol taste, but it didn't hit me except subtly near the middle-end. The up front taste is similar to nose, muted raisin and nuts, more bitter than expected. I actually think it's strangely too AIPAish in feel. I almost want some more alcohol bite that bitterness.
O: hides the ABV well, and is (perhaps dangerously) drinkable. Perhaps also that's why I rated it lower, it doesn't seem to be indicative of what I think of the style (that I know less about than some).

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2014 21:34:59 | More by cjgiant
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MattXT

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-15-2014 16:49:12 | More by MattXT
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Eric15

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

04-15-2014 11:10:14 | More by Eric15
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West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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GOBLIN

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark Horse Scotty Karate

Chop

Poured into pint glass

A: Reddish brown not quite as dark as other Wee Heavy brew/Scottish Ales.

S: Meh' . . . not much really. Ok, but not inviting

T: Good, typical for style. Not bad at all but not mind blowing either

M: Smooth, like a light scotch ale

O: Enjoyable for sure. Not as flavorful or full bodied as I like in a scotch ale but it did the job on this cold, rainy, dreary Ohio day.

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2014 20:40:04 | More by GOBLIN
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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chillin

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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brentblack1

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,202 ratings.