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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

1,313 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,313
Reviews: 524
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
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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4/5  rDev -1%

linnymtu, Mar 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

orangesol, Mar 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

kleinhanscs, Mar 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

blivingston1985, Mar 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

PieOhMy, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is bready, some molasses.Taste is malts, bready, some alcohol, a bit sweet, some dark fruits. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a different and solid beer, worth a shot.

tone77, Mar 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

beersvh23, Mar 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Falcone, Mar 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

avalonct, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Bubba569, Mar 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Gomeza, Mar 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Omensetter, Mar 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

SlaughteredWolf, Mar 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Gonzoillini, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of Klimm
4.54/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap in a long stem red wine glasss

A - Dark brown with reddish undertones. Nice frothy head that fades quickly.

S - Malty, Smoky, bready, caramel. It reminds me of a aged smoked cheddar.

T - Caramely goodness. Mostly sweet malt with a hint of bitterness at the end. Aftertaste left in my mouth is that great smoked cheddar again.

M - Thick, good carbonation. I found myself sipping it along with burger (might have been because it was in a wine glass and tricked me).

O - Tasty scotch ale. Dangerously drinkable. It's different enough from othe scotch ales that I will definitely seek it out again!

Klimm, Feb 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

sixerofelixir, Feb 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Justind04, Feb 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

CaptainNomihodai, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of minterro
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Got a free bottle from work because of a labeling problem, then I realized I've never rated this beer before!

A&S: Dirty brown with a tint of orange. Tan fizzy foamy head that doesn't offer much even when poured vigorously. Head retention is low. Smell was almost absent at first but gained a usually bready boozyness to it after some time to warm. Other scents include butterscotch and caramel.

T&M: Very well balanced carmel and bready tones. Get velvety texture could use some more thickness. Very Drinkable with an unbelievably well hidden abv.

Overall: Solid beer overall and for the price not a bad example of a scotch ale. I wouldn't put it above the dirty bastard as far as MI scotch ales are considered.

minterro, Feb 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

speedvagen, Feb 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

danwho, Feb 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

JellyJacket, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of yamar68
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another one thanks to alelover - not sure of the bottle date on this one:

Swampy brown body with a bit of ruby clarity mixed in there. A finger thick khaki head dissipates to form a nice collar within seconds. Constant beading right beneath that, from start to finish.

Lots of earthy peat and molasses... caramel and vanilla. Some nutty bits beneath all of that.

It's rather empty on the front end but gives way to waves of dessert sugars, licorice, peat moss, booze and chalky vanilla.

I'm not typically a scotch ale guy but I can dig this one. I'd love to see it spend some time in a barrel of some kind. Thanks Joel!

yamar68, Feb 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

JohnnieNepal, Feb 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

PattyMelt, Feb 21, 2013
Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,313 ratings.