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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

1,549 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,549
Reviews: 562
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 109
Gots: 213 | 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:
Beer added by: ypsifly on 01-28-2006

Available September to March.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,549 | Reviews: 562 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Mkeeney
4.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crow
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Extrajoker00
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Taybeh
3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the News Room into a pint glass

A: cola brown with a minimal little crown that quickly subsides
S: faint. sweet caramel and toffee as well as some fairly sweet dark fruit. Not much in the way of grain, bread, oats, or anything like that. I don't get any peat or smoke either.
T: wow, that's a sweet malt bomb (but I don't really like sweet in most beers). nicely integrated flavors that are much more pronounced on the tongue than the nose
M: syrupy, a little sticky, smooth, moderate carbonation, hides the alcohol quite well, a little warming at the end...I get a little more breadiness and grain, but it is still dominated by caramel and toffee, some brown sugar, faint sweet dark fruit.

O: My first beer from this brewery, which seems well regarded...seems well made, but it's a lot more sweet than I tend to like. Maybe I'll give it a try from a bottle another time, to see how it compares.

Photo of spacecake9
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a hazy brown. Nice head to start.
S - Aroma is of caramel and malt.
T - Surprised by the sweetness on the first sip. But you get use to it quickly.
M - Finish gets you a bit of alcohol.
O - This is a good scotch ale. Can't say I will rush out and buy more I'll jump on it if I see it on tap. My first beer from Dark Horse and I'm looking for more!

Photo of mrlafay
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Winston3737
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to @WesMantooth for this gem.
Quite good. Pours a murky, peat bogy roil of mud. Beautiful. Slight, loosely packed head of oatmeal colored foam that dwindles quickly.
Smell is of caramelly malt, with hints of roast and toffee.
Taste is slightly sweet, malt gives hints of oatmeal, roast, a bit of peat and slight dried fruit.
Finish is more of the same with the toffee taking a subtle lead in the finish.
Overall, a good, solid Scotch Ale.

Photo of Brock915
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Valentno7
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Scarfer_Brad
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bosoxbennie
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best beer these guys make, and its not even close

Photo of thor66
4.51/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MDandPA
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It was a very good beer, for the style, but the smokey flavor was way too strong.

Photo of KOP_Beer_OUtlet
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kelly_James_Tellez
4.54/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gopens44
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chewy6935
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ljc973
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Jd_reb
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lanstrum
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sdlhy
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,549 ratings.