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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

1,551 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,551
Reviews: 562
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 109
Gots: 212 | FT: 10
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:
Beer added by: ypsifly on 01-28-2006

Available September to March.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,551 | Reviews: 562 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of myteam24
3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rschimmell
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Altrurian
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thin, evanescent head. Deep ruby hue. Aroma of dark dried fruit. Taste is an exemplar of the style, with a sweet fruitiness almost matched by darker malty elements. Creamy feel.

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sachie23
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JudiciousDelicious
4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jakep2021
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SierraFlight
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into nonic. Brown liquid with a two-finger tan head that settles to a collar. Aroma is bread, oak, malt, peat, and earth. Taste is sweet malts then leafy hop bitterness. Medium body, chewy texture, light side of medium carbonation, woody leafy drying finish.

Photo of Hammer28
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MajorBear
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sneth019
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WeymouthMike
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sonofgor
4.79/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Quite possibly the best beer I've had from Dark Horse. An exquisite wee heavy. Really like the peaty notes complementing strong caramel.

Photo of 2261
4.52/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gabepesce
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamesShoemaker
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quick review here --

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A - amber with tinges of red, cloudy, evanescent foam on the forced pour.

S - medium malty sweetness, medium hop aroma, higher peat content here, grassy hop profile.

T - high malt sweetness, caramel, burnt toast, medium-low bitterness. Hops are nearly gone, not sure how old this bottle is, but they've been replaced by high carbonated bitterness.

M - slightly acerbic, high carbonation, alcohol isn't a contributing factor to the astringency, despite the high content.

O - certainly a good beer, a good go-to for a higher alcohol scotch ale that's available pretty much everywhere year round.

Photo of Moooope
3.42/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Petegrieco
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of whymusti
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LanePerson
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MustyDusty
3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of J-Bonestradamus
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of antoneloc
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scottspencer
3.52/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,551 ratings.