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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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1,512 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,512
Reviews: 554
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 108
Gots: 188 | 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.
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a curved pint glass

A- a murky dark brown with a thin light tan head that doesn't stick around. Little lacing.

S- some heavy, bready malts, with some light dark caramel and dark fruit notes. Alcohol is detectable.

T- Not over the top sweet, and that's a great thing. Pumpernickel break, dark caramel, dark fruit, and an incredibly clean alcohol note closes things out.

M- medium bodied, just enough carbonation to move things along, and drier than I expect from a scotch ale on the finish.

O- Quite good, but I'll likely stick with Old Chub. I will say, for 9.75% it drinks like a much lower ABV brew.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was able to get about 1 finger of head poured into a snifter glass. It is a nice dark reddish brown, smells of dark malts, dark fruits, maybe slight smoke.

Very malt up front taste with a little smoke. I think maybe a small amount of Rauch malt was used. There is quite a bit of sweetness so it is a little cloying, probable needs to be to get the alcohol up there. The hops isn't really noticeable neither is the ABV.

I really like this, a very good Scotch ale and really good without aging.

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Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,512 ratings.