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Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch AleDark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,259 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,259
Reviews: 521
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 90
Gots: 107 | FT: 11
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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karengarys

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours translucent medium-dark brown with little head. Glops of gook plop into the glass from the bottom of the bottle.

This smells predominantly malty.

This tastes really - thick.... Hmm... over 9%? wow... Well, the taste does hide the alcohol quite well - there is a balance of sweetness, thickness (?) and malts. There is a raisin like flavor too.

Mouthfeel is creamy at first, but as it sits and warms it sort of reduces itself, abut it does remain.

Finish is sweet, and clean. no yickey aftertaste.

What a beer! I have not liked offerings from Dark Horse overall, but this is quite the exception. It is like a cross between a Scotch heavy and an RIS - both styles I happen to like. But, it is different enough to say: wow! This is fun and different! So, if you like those rich heavy styles, definitely give this a try. If you are looking for another pale ale, well - look elsewhere.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2007 02:39:09 | More by karengarys
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Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,259 ratings.