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Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,307 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,307
Reviews: 524
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 104
Gots: 119 | 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:
Available September to March.

(Beer added by: ypsifly on 01-28-2006)
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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a SA Perfect Pint glass. Appears a dark amber to brown color, with a thin tan head. A thin film was left after the head dissipated, with a ring around the edge. Some lacing is left behind as you drink.

The nose is deeply malty, with tons of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and dark fruits coming through. It's not overwhelming, but smells wonderful immediately after pouring. The taste follows suit, as expected, with loads of brown sugar and ripe dark fruits coming through. There's also a touch of smoke coming through, and it adds another wonderful level of complexity.

The mouthfeel is full to medium bodied, and sticky, with good levels of carbonation. This beer is very well made, and wonderfully deep. Very enjoyable to drink, and keeps you coming back for more. Even at nearly 10%, the alcohol is hidden, and it's very drinkable.

zimm421, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.52/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.2/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.4/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

paulish, Aug 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

rojapa, Aug 25, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.9/5  rDev +21.6%

IDPharmProf, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of keithmurray
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Appearance - dark mahogany color with slight tan head

Smell - raisins, prunes, plums, toffee

Taste - much like the aroma - raisins, prunes, toffee, plums

Mouthfeel - Medium plus body, medium carbonation, sweetness upfront, slight bitterness/astringency on the finish, booze is masked well for the most part

Overall - this is a great scotch ale that I'm glad is available in my market. It will be a staple in my fridge for when I have a craving for the style.

Price Point - $7.99/4pk 12 oz. bottles

keithmurray, Aug 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

malfunxion, Aug 21, 2014
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Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,307 ratings.