Claymore Scotch Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.93/5 rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Great smoked character in smell and taste which might not be expected in a wee heavy but was certainly appreciated. The carbonation might have been just a little high for my taste which is the only reason this beer did not receive a 5 for all categories. Will definitely be having this beer again in the future. Thanks again to the guys at Great Divide!
Serving type: bottle
10-20-2012 01:02:51 | More by BhamBeerLover
4.88/5 rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I had this on tap at the Great Divide brewery down the street from my apartment.
A - The color was a nice deep, dark brown with an eggshell-white head with good retention and minimal lacing.
S - The roasted barley aroma was there, but intermingled with a mild tobacco smell. Probably due to the low fermentation temp on the yeast.
T - The first word to come to mind as I was tasting this beer was 'clean'. The roasted barley/dark malt flavor gave way quickly to a very nice clean taste. There was a hint of tobacco or caramel as it hit your tongue, but it was very fleeting. Extremely pleasant.
M- For the amount of alcohol, it was very light and clean. It hit your tongue and faded away promptly. Almost as if it was begging you to take a bigger swig.
D - Extremely drinkable. It drinks like a very well done doppelbock, but hits you like an english style stout. I'm extremely impressed.
Serving type: on-tap
02-17-2009 00:56:56 | More by RicoBrew
4.75/5 rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Appearance: Darker than a typical wee heavy. It's slighty red with a light shined through it, with almost no head on it.
Smell: It had a nice malty, caramel, earthy sort of smell to it, pretty much what you would hope for from this style.
Taste: Very malty and rich, with a strong caramel taste permeating the entire brew. It has a sort of earthiness to it as well, reminding one of the hill country (the Scottish Highlands?).
Mouthfeel: Somewhat heavy, but smooth. It goes right down the gullet.
Overall: I think this is an underrated beer. I've had Oskar Blues's Old Chub Scotch Ale--a very popular wee heavy--numerous times, and I found this to be a superior beer. The taste is similar, but a little richer, and not quite as sweet. This beer is darker and has a sort of weightiness about it as well.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 04:53:08 | More by DanielMB
Claymore Scotch Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,067 ratings.