Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by lou91:
4.18/5 rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Thanks to CRJMellor for this sample. This beer poured dark rich and thick and smelled and tasted like it looked. Big malt flavors with hints of chocolate covered fruit and a great alcohol burn. It took me an hour + to drink this and as it warmed it tasted like an old ale. I wouldnt call this a scotch ale but a nice hybrid of wee heavy, old ale and a bit of Belgian dark ale.
Serving type: bottle
06-14-2006 05:48:15 | More by lou91
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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
3.63/5 rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Dark Horse Scotty Karate
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
Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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