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Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,422 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,422
Reviews: 535
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 106
Gots: 152 | 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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4.04/5  rDev +0.2%

mrebeka, Nov 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

12oz poured into pint

A - standard pour produced a 2 finger pale cream head that dissipated quickly and left heavy lacing. Deep ruddy brown - almost opaque until held up to the light and then rust tones. Light cascade of carbonation with thick oily legs
S - Heavy malts with thick dried fruits and a very typical to the style hint of sharpness from the yeast
T - More dried fruit tones with rich malt backbone. A surprisingly bitter finish for the style - I mean it isn't bitter or hoppy by any stretch of the imagination, but there is an astringency on the finish that balances nicely with the sweetness. Definite overtones of booze - you can tell this is a big boy
M - Rich creamy malts - bring a spoon for this one it is thick!

O - Not my favorite big scotch ale (Lake Louie Reserve rocks!) but awfully close to perfect and very easily available throughout the fall and winter - I see this on the shelves all over the place in Chicago and it is usually only $8 for a 4 pack which is a good deal compared to other options.
For the price this is an absolute no brainer if you like scotch ales

pagriley, Oct 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

CraigPWalker, Oct 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

KevChiTown, Oct 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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LoganMc, Oct 27, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Finally getting around to trying this Scotch ale offering from Dark Horse Brewing Co., gifted to me from a friend.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a dark murky mahogany colored body. Some fine sediment visible in the glass. One finger of frothy tan foam that goes down quick. Leaves behind some thick scattered lacing. Looks good for what it is.

S - The aroma is pleasant enough for what it is. Creamy, malty, nutty, some sweetened cookie dough-esque aromas, notes of brown sugar.

T - Taste follows the nose - malty, nutty, creamy, brown sugary. Slight notes of roastiness.

M - The feel is smooth & creamy. Easy drinking for the high 9.75% abv. Medium-bodied with good carbonation.

Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale -----4/5.

mfnmbvp, Oct 27, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -10.7%

BonesAttain, Oct 26, 2014
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Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,422 ratings.