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Claymore Scotch Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

Claymore Scotch AleClaymore Scotch Ale

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Ratings: 1000
Reviews: 411
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%


Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-22-2009)
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40ontarget

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-07-2012 02:58:44 | More by 40ontarget
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3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a dimpled mug. The pour is dark chestnut and sports a nice 3 fingers of rocky head that slowly dissipates down to a fine lacing on the surface and sides of the glass. The nose is subdued, but has some malt, hazelnuts, and a hint of smoke.

Medium body beer with a firm feel and a sweet, malty flavor. Lots of rich biscuity malt, fresh brown bread, and a hint of sarsaparilla up front. The sweetness fights its way through whatever hop dust managed to fall into this beer and joins a little bit of alcohol warmth on the finish. Some smokiness kicks in and lingers behind. Very pleasant and sweet. The flavor isn't terribly complex, just malt, more malt, and a bit of smoke, but still tasty.

A nice, enjoyable malt bomb. As much as I love American IPAs, I really do like to have a good malty treat every now and then and this beer is certainly a GOOD malty treat. Great as an after-dinner drink too!

Serving type: bottle

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a tulip

dark red pour, mild head. smell of malts and alcohol...very typical for the style. taste is on point but a tad boring. caramel, sweet, very malty...medium bodied, mild carbonation. just true to style but not that exciting. worth a try...

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 01:24:28 | More by Axnjxn
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TheSixthRing

California

3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a deep cola brown with a half finger of khaki head. Sub-par retention, resulting in a broken layer of surface suds. Virtually no lacing.

Smell - Caramel and light notes of cocoa.

Taste - Hits with deep caramel character and light mocha notes around the edges. Hints of earth? Hmmm.... not much else. Finishes much the way it begins.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full body with moderate, tingly carbonation. Somewhat creamy. Smooth, semi-dry finish.

Overall - Certainly not the most complex Scotch out there, but if you're looking for a caramel bomb, this one'll do you no wrong.

Serving type: bottle

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Claymore Scotch Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,000 ratings.