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Claymore Scotch Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,110 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,110
Reviews: 421
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 35
Gots: 54 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-22-2009)
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Ratings: 1,110 | Reviews: 421 | Display Reviews Only:
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drno904

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-18-2011 07:35:37 | More by drno904
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irongator

Kansas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-14-2012 11:07:13 | More by irongator
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-19-2012 23:49:01 | More by Gww1864
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NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-15-2011 16:08:58 | More by NCbeerpirate
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-21-2013 10:07:22 | More by Kirk
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-12-2013 17:30:11 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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FCal79

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-30-2013 15:28:31 | More by FCal79
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Rayek

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.2%

On-tap at the Great Divide Tap Room.

A: Deep garnet with nice clarity and somewhat active carbonation. Frothy nougat head starts out strong, then quickly fades to a thin film. Leaves behind a very nice lace.

S: Slightly vinous, with scents of raisins and dark fruits. A smoky goodness rides alongside a healthy dose of toasted malts.

T: On the malty side, but the sweet/bitter balance is still quite good. The vinous character from the nose carries into the taste. Roasted malts take over from there with a sweet and smoke combination. Bitterness is earthy and adds a dose of black tea to the proceedings, as well as a hint of pine.

M: Medium body feels a bit overly carbonated.

D: My favorite of the three beers I had at the Tap Room. It's a nice departure from Great Divide's heavier offerings.

03-18-2009 15:39:47 | More by Rayek
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ADemshar


4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-28-2012 08:55:58 | More by ADemshar
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Dinkleton

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-16-2012 01:11:38 | More by Dinkleton
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-27-2013 17:34:51 | More by hellhammermario
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-25-2014 00:56:51 | More by Gagnonsux
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tbeq00

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-12-2011 20:24:39 | More by tbeq00
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-01-2014 20:23:19 | More by dmorgan310
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Huntbuc

Alabama

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-23-2011 05:41:50 | More by Huntbuc
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HopNelius

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Served out of a 12 ounce bottle and into a pint glass.
Appearance- dark brown with two finger head, medium carbonation and some lacing.
Smell-notes of dark malt, coffee
Taste-notes of dark malt, coffee, dark chocolate and fruit, caramel, butterscotch.
Mouthfeel-present
Overall-not a bad scotch ale in the least, very drinkable, complex and not too much of a bite, not the best scotch ale I have ever had, but damn good, I have yet to be let down by Great Divide.

02-16-2012 21:04:28 | More by HopNelius
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-07-2012 23:24:52 | More by t0rin0
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-25-2012 19:29:18 | More by MarkyMOD
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aLenwell

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-01-2013 01:01:44 | More by aLenwell
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ryanpj

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-05-2013 04:03:22 | More by ryanpj
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markdrinksbeer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-08-2014 02:25:51 | More by markdrinksbeer
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jera1350

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Dark brown colored with a smaller head of creamy tan foam that leaves some very nice lacing.

Lots of malty sweetness with some smokey and earthy notes.

A very nice sweet malt complexity with sticky toffee, burnt sugars, vanilla bean and warm scotch like booze. Hints of smokey peat in there also.

Medium-full bodied with a sticky feel that finishes dry. Very soft and nearly creamy carbonation.

I think this is a very good beer for the style. Has nice depth of flavor and is easy to drink at the same time. I would have this one again for sure.

03-10-2012 02:28:52 | More by jera1350
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dowen44

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-22-2011 17:44:14 | More by dowen44
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TapHeadBrewing

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-08-2014 21:52:21 | More by TapHeadBrewing
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bcal16

Alabama

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-27-2012 15:06:54 | More by bcal16
Claymore Scotch Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,110 ratings.