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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

1,275 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,275
Reviews: 522
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 93
Gots: 108 | 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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kasper

New York

4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle compliments of pepsican, likely over a year old but aged in refrigeration.

A: Pours a semi transparent mahogany with ruby accents. A burnt copper head appears oh so briefly though never more than a millimeter or so before fading to a ring and leaving a sticky leg or two on the class.

S: Huge aromas of butterscotch, carmel, banana date nut bread, and some red ripe fruit that I can't put my finger on. One of the most enticing aromas I've picked up from a brew lately -- never had a scotch ale before, actually.

T: Wow, where's the almost 10% ABV? This puppy is smooth as *$)# -- big carmel flavors up front, bitter of bitterness like butterscotch snapps on the end. Not overly complex here, but delicious.

M: Smooth and somewhat slippery. Really low levels of carbonation. Not sure if this was the age on the brew or the intended result, but it doesn't work against the brew like would be common in other cases or styles.

D: Really tasty sipper that goes down twice as smooth as one would think after reading this brews credentials. This beer has opened my eyes to the scotch ale wee heavy style. Looking forward to trying some others.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2009 03:43:40 | More by kasper
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Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,275 ratings.