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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Ratings: 1,471
Reviews: 543
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 104
Gots: 169 | 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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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Murky brown with no head at all despite a fairly stiff pour. The aroma is caramelly sweet and malty with a definite alcohol punch.

The flavor is similar to the aroma but much more complex. Sweet malts, caramel, some minerality and quite a lot of alcohol. Some hop bitterness that's exacerbated by the alcohol burn. The feel is moderately smooth but the carbonation is a bit too prickly. Some creaminess and a bit more viscosity would have been appreciated.

Overall, not bad but there are better out there.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

deep hickory brown with a very cloudy and hazy consistency to it. Not bad overall, I could see some carbonation, barely making it out through the haze. Very nice looking indeed.

deep malty backbone was starting to push through. Lots of sweet notes taking over on this one, with hints of caramel, vanilla and nice earthy grains starting to come to the front. Definitely, some wood somewhere in its history as the aroma of oak was huge on this one. Lots of caramel and vanilla starting to take shape here, really lightning it up and make it that much sweeter. Next up in the lineup was a full on assault of the oak and wood flavors that were coming through earlier. Strong hints of oak and bourbon dominating it here, really giving it a deep flavor and pronounced presence. ever so slightly dry hop finish. Really quite complex and very nice indeed.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a magnificent sienna brown color with a dense, cream colored head.

Smell: wet grain and bready malt.. there's a faint smokiness in the aroma.

Taste: caramel malt, brown sugar, and a tinge of citric hops. There's a nice roasted or even burnt quality to the finish; definitely picking up some charcoal flavors.

Mouthfeel: incredibly smooth.. not overly carbonated.

Overall: I'm quite pleased with Scotty Karate.. and Dark Horse for that matter; I've only had three of their offerings but they've all been solid.

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Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,471 ratings.