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Claymore Scotch Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Claymore Scotch AleClaymore Scotch Ale

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1,230 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,230
Reviews: 435
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 36
Gots: 98 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-22-2009

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Photo of ChumleyX
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of OrangeAmps
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap in Fall River, MA

poured into a pint glass.

the beer is reddish black, and the head is a one finger type deal that is dark white. The lacing is pretty nice to look at, and the head stays for a while.

the aroma is very malty and sweet, with some slight vanilla in there. And the smell of booze is also apparent.

the initial taste is all malts, and then mid way through, the malts turn to smoky dark fruits, and ends with a slight alcohol burn at the end (emphasis on slight).

This is a pretty good beer, and good for the style!

Photo of murraymj
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of TwelveOunces
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours clear dark brown but turns to black in the glass. Almost no head to speak of, the head that was there was off tan. Very slight alcohol legs.

S- Some roasted malt. There is a nice dark fruit character. Caramel and rum. A clean smelling and crisp beer.

T- A roasty start to this beer. Almost a slight smokeyness. Comes in strong with a ton of caramel and rum soaked dark fruits. There is a ton of plum and fig in this beer. A slight breaddyness but there is a lot of caramel flavors to this one. Back of the mouth is slightly roasty, there is almost a BBQ quality to it.

M- Drinks fairly easy for a scotch ale. It has a good amount of mouthfeel. A lot of interesting flavors to keep you interested. A good sweet finish.

O- This is a damn good Scotch ale. Its pretty easy drinking for the style and doesn't lose out on feel or taste. I quite enjoyed this one.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to Bitterbill for this brew.

Pours a nice dark brown color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy tan head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, slight hop, with lots of caramel. The taste is sweet, malty, slight hop, spice/caramel. Medium body. Drinkable, another nice brew from GD.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a surprising dark chestnut brown color with respectable head that scores some success with the lace

Smell: Lots of roasty malt, with caramel and peaty undertones

Taste: Burnt caramel, up front, with a developing brown bread character that adds a bit of peaty earthiness by mid-palate; after the swallow, the caramel is subsumed by the smoky, peaty character

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: A rather odd beer, but tastes quite good - the flavors here produce a rather dry wee heavy, if that makes any sense at all

Photo of matt062286
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of mattsdenney
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into tulip glass. Bottled on 8/10/2010.

A: Pours dark brown w/ one finger of head. Some lacing.

S: Chocolate, Malt, Licorice, Caramel.

T: The taste is true to the smell. Sweet w/ hints of caramel and licorice. Malty w/ a somewhat smoky aftertaste.

M: Nice consistency, not too heavy but with substance. Slightly frothy, coats the mouth well.

D: If you're looking for a cold weather beer that isn't a stout or porter this is a great option. Very impressive. I haven't had the opportunity to experience any Wee Heavy beers and am enjoying this one. Will definitely seek out more in this style.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of claytong
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance - small head on a controlled pour, dark, almost opaque, amber edges for otherwise what looks like a brown caramel

smell - roasted malts, coffee

taste - taste is the same with coffee, some alcohol but barely noticeable

mouthfeel - very smooth, very drinkable, at almost 8 percent its a strong one for a 6 pack, i enjoyed it and could see myself getting some more of these

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Claymore Scotch Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,230 ratings.